Last update 15.09.2019
Employers hiring an apprentice under an apprenticeship contract can avail of financial aid intended to promote apprenticeships.
Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices may be entitled to an apprenticeship bonus.
The financial aid is available to all employers established in Luxembourg who employ an apprentice under an apprenticeship contract.
Companies wishing to benefit from apprenticeship subsidies and allowances must be authorised to train apprentices. Authorisations are granted, in agreement with the competent employees' chambers, by the competent employers' chambers or by the Minister responsible for labour.
Moreover, the trade or profession must be in the list of recognised professions and trades in the context of vocational training.
Applications must be submitted before 1 July of the year following the year during which the apprenticeship ended.
Past that deadline, employers are no longer entitled to financial aid for the year concerned.
Example: for the apprenticeship year 2018-2019, applications must be sent before 1 July 2020 at the latest.
Employers have to complete the application for financial aid and send it to the Vocational Guidance Department (Service d’orientation professionnelle) of the National Employment Agency (ADEM) by post.
The application must be accompanied by the apprentice's salary slips for the period concerned.
Aid is allocated per apprenticeship year (school year). The apprenticeship year runs from September to August of the following year.
The Employment Fund (fonds pour l'emploi) pays the employer financial aid amounting to:
Employers can also request the reimbursement of the employer's share of social security contributions with regard to the apprenticeship allowance paid.