Do I get paid?
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £2.60 per hour (from 1st October 2012 will change to £2.65 per hour)*. However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact, research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week
The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship.
If the apprentice reaches 19 years-old and has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship their employer must pay them at least the full NMW rate for those aged 18 to 20.
If they are already 19 and have completed the first year of their Apprenticeship they must be paid at least the NMW rate for their age.
* Please note that wage rates for roles within the Agricultural sector may differ from the minimum wage stated above.
Last Updated: 29/03/2012