Do I get paid?
Yes, all employed apprentices will get a wage. The current 'apprentice National Minimum Wage' is currently £2.68 per hour*.
Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage rate does not apply to Higher Apprenticeships.
However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact, research has found that apprentices earn an average of £200 net pay per week.
The apprentice 'National Minimum Wage' applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If you reach age 19 and have completed the first year of your Apprenticeship your employer must pay you at least the 'full National Minimum Wage' rate for those aged 18 to 20.
If you are already 19 and have completed the first year of your Apprenticeship you must be paid at least the 'National Minimum Wage' rate for your age. For more information on the 'National Minimum Wage', please see the 'National Minimum Wage' Q&As below.
* Please note that wage rates for roles within the Agricultural sector may differ from the minimum wage stated above.
Last Updated: 09/10/2013