160 jobs are to be created though a National Accountancy Apprenticeship Programme which allows applicants to earn while they learn.
The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a funded, work-based learning programme where locally-placed apprentices will earn at least €19,000 a year.
Applications for the apprenticeships, which will be based in Dublin, Wicklow, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Monaghan, open this week.
Leaving Cert students and mature learners can apply for the programme through Accounting Technicians Ireland.
For more details of the apprenticeships see accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie
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