The Apprenticeship Wage

Whether you are a business considering hiring an apprentice or if you are wanting to become an apprentice then the wage is a factor to bear in mind.

The current minimum apprenticeship wage is £3.40 per hour (as of October 2016) which will rise to £3.50 per hour from the 1st April 2017. This wage applies to those aged 16-18 and aged 19 or over who are in their first year of the apprenticeship.

Apprentices who are 19 or older and have completed at least one year of their apprenticeship are entitled to the national minimum wage.

Apprentice wage   

Age: 16-18                  £3.40 (£3.50 from April 2017)

Age: 19+                    in year 1 of your apprenticeship £3.40  (£3.50 from April 2017)

Age: 19+                    in year 2+ of your apprenticeship £5.55

Age: 21+                    in year 2+ of your apprenticeship £6.95

Age: 25+                   in year 2+ of your apprenticeship £7.20

Apprentices must also be paid a minimum 20 days annual holidays plus bank holidays.

If you are an apprentice and unsure of whether you are being paid the correct amount the you can check here.

If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice and are based in the North West, then we offer a complimentary recruitment service and will deliver the apprenticeship training onsite at your business. For more information please email [email protected] or call us on 01244 678100