National Minimum Wage

To undertake an apprenticeship you must be employed in the sector that you are training in for a minimum of 30 hours per week.  You will need a contract of employment and you must earn at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices. 

New Rates as of April 2017 are as follows:
£7.50 – Workers aged 25 and over
£7.05 – Workers aged 21 to 24 
£5.60 – Workers 18-20 years old
£4.05 – Workers under 18 
£3.50 – Apprentice Rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

Further information on the national minimum wage can be found on the government website