A Mayo TD has accused the government of failing apprentices as the number waiting to access off-the-job training passes 10,000.
Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Rose Conway-Walsh says it is truly alarming that apprenticeship waiting lists to access off-the-job training still continue to rise.
There are now over 10,000 apprentices that are waiting to get the training they need to advance or complete an apprenticeship.
3,500 have been waiting for over a year.
Deputy Conway-Walsh says she was contacted during the week by a plumber from Mayo that has been waiting over two years to get a place.
She has been outlining her frustration to Midwest Radio’s Michael D. McAndrew.