Requesting apprenticeship subsidies and allowances

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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 allowance.

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

Forms / Online services

Carry out your procedure:

  • By downloading a form

Who is concerned

This aid is available to all employers established in Luxembourg who employ an apprentice under an apprenticeship contract.

How to proceed

Initial application

In December of each year, ADEM's vocational guidance department (service d’orientation professionnelle) sends application forms for apprenticeship subsidies and allowances to apprentices and employers who have trained apprentices during the past apprenticeship year.

Employers and apprentices must submit their application to ADEM before 1 March of the year following the end of the apprenticeship year in question.

Duration of aid

Aid is allocated per apprenticeship year (academic year). The apprenticeship year runs from September to August of the following year.

For the final year of the apprenticeship, aid is granted until the end of the month in which the final apprenticeship exam is passed (even if the apprenticeship contract ends after the month of August of that year).

Degree of aid

The Employment Fund (fonds pour l'emploi) pays the employer financial aid amounting to:

    • 27 % of the gross apprenticeship allowance paid to the apprentice;
    • plus the employer's share of the social security contributions payable on the apprenticeship allowance.

Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice shall receive an a subsidy of EUR 117 per month of apprenticeship.

Who to contact

National Employment Agency (ADEM)
58, boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Place de l’Etoile / Stäreplaz
Maison de l'orientation
L-1330 - Luxembourg
Postal box B.P. 19 L-2010 Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247-854 80
Fax: (+352) 40 61 39

Opening hours
Mon.-Fri. from 8.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 17.00