Apprentices are entitled to receive a remuneration, determined annually by a Grand-ducal regulation. In the national context, the term used for remuneration is ‘allowance’ (“indemnité”), although it can be taxed if it exceeds, to date, 1040 euros per month.
For initial vocational training programmes, remuneration varies according to occupation / trade and the qualification programme:
- For tracks leading to technician diplomas (DT) and vocational aptitude diplomas (DAP) remuneration increases upon successful completion of the intermediate integrated project
- For tracks leading to vocational capacity certificates (CCP), remuneration increases with each completed school year.
In 2019/2020, the amount of the remuneration for apprentices seeking a CCP qualification varies from € 452,56 to € 769,36 for the first year; from € 509,08 to € 995,60 for the second year; and from € 622,28 to € 1.131,36 for the third year of apprenticeship.
For apprentices preparing for a vocational aptitude diploma (DAP), the remuneration varies from € 339,44 to € 1.131,36 before successfully completing the intermediate integrated project; and from € 565,68 to € 1.866,77 after successful completion.
For apprentices preparing for a DT qualification, the amount varies from € 347,91 to € 848,44 before successfully completing the intermediate integrated project; and from € 1.043,65 to €1.260,77 after successful completion.
Learners in adult apprenticeships are entitled to remuneration that correspond to at least the minimum social income for unqualified workers. In this case, conditions of Art. L. 223-1 of the Labour Code apply. In 2020, the minimum social income is set to € 2.141 per month.
Some apprenticeship tracks are only available under adult apprenticeship, due to legal age (e.g. driving instructor) or because the access is limited to DAP diploma holders in the same specialty (e.g. technician diploma (DT) ‘horticulture entrepreneur’).
As an incentive by the state, apprentices who successfully complete the school year are retroactively awarded an apprenticeship bonus of €130 per month for apprenticeship leading to a CCP qualification and € 150 per month for apprenticeships leading to DAP or DT qualifications.