Supplementary allowance for adult apprenticeships

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An employer who occupies an apprentice on the basis of an apprenticeship contract may be reimbursed the supplementary allowance.

Applications for reimbursement must be submitted to the National Employment Agency (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM).

Who is concerned?

This aid is available to each company that:

  • is established in Luxembourg;
  • has the right to train apprentices; and
  • employs an apprentice on the basis of an apprenticeship contract for adults.


Preliminary steps

Employers must have:

  • hired an apprentice on the basis of an apprenticeship contract for adults; and
  • paid the minimum social wage for unskilled employees to the apprentice.

Before concluding an apprenticeship contract for adults, the future apprentice must submit an application for adult apprenticeships by appointment to the Vocational Guidance Department and obtain a positive decision from the advisory board for adult learning.

How to proceed

Initial application

Upon receipt of the apprenticeship contract by the competent professional chamber, the form for the reimbursement of the supplementary allowance is sent directly by the Vocational Guidance Department to the employer-trainer.

Thereafter, requests for reimbursement may be submitted on a monthly basis or for a period covering several consecutive months.

Duration of aid

The supplementary allowance is due for any period covered by an apprenticeship contract for adults.

Amount of aid

The supplementary allowance corresponds to the difference between the amount of the social minimum wage for unskilled workers and the apprenticeship allowance paid during the initial training.

Who to contact

Agence pour le développement de l'emploi

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