The National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices has increased!
The apprenticeship rate has increased by 3.6% to £4.30 ? This is great news for those looking to undertake an apprenticeship!
Who is entitled?
Apprentices aged 19 and over are entitled to the National living wage rates for their age. Those under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship are entitled to the National Minimum Wage.
Example: An apprentice aged 21 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £4.30.
What if I am over 19?
Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:
- are aged 19 or over
- have completed the first year of their apprenticeship
Example: An apprentice aged 21 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £8.36.
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