Today (Friday) is National Tradesperson Day, and Westport headquartered workwear company, Portwest, has announced it will provide subsidies to 50 apprentices as they start their journey into the trades. Portwest is keen to support future tradespeople encouraging and reminding school leavers to consider a trade career.

The company  is launching a brand-new workwear fund designed to help with the start-up costs of an apprenticeship. 50 people will be awarded a subsidy worth €250, which will cover the workwear required by tradespeople, and includes access to the DX4 workwear clothing. A contemporary collection combining all the technical features required of modern workwear, with many clever innovations to ensure maximum function and style.

Rachel Davoren Managing Director at Portwest Ireland says, “Tradespeople provide an invaluable service not only to individual households but also to the economy. As the lack of housing in the country hits an all-time high, those in trades will play an essential role over the next few years to help build Ireland out of the current housing crisis. We hope more people will consider a trade as a career and make that first step and embark on an apprenticeship”.

 To apply visit and fill out the online form.

The competition will run for one month until Sunday 16th October. Winners will be notified by Monday 31st October.



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