Apprentices who are aged 16-18 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship will earn the apprentice national minimum wage of £3.40 per hour. As they progress and develop their skills within the business, employers often increase this with the average weekly wage for apprentice’s totalling to £170 per week.
For apprentices aged 19 and over the apprenticeship minimum wage is £4.98
For apprentices aged 21 and over the apprenticeship minimum wage is £6.19
For apprentices aged 16-18 this includes all of their required training. For those apprentices who are aged 19 and over, half of the training is funded by the Government. The remaining 50% is paid by the employer