National Minimum Wage Increase For Apprentices
From 1st April 2018, the Apprentice National Minimum Wage increased by 5.7 per cent from £3.50 to £3.70 an hour for Apprentices in their first year.
While many of our employers pay their apprentices above the minimum rate, it is still worth checking that your Apprentice’s salary complies with the new National Minimum Wage.
Apprenticeships provide significant productivity benefits to employers and the increase in rates should continue to encourage more young people to consider Apprenticeships as a great career option; although vacancies that offer a higher rate of pay in the short-term are more attractive to job seekers.
These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage:
25 and over
21 to 24
18 to 20
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they are either:
– Aged under 19
– Aged 19 or over and in the first year of their Apprenticeship
An Apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their Apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £3.70.
Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they are:
– Aged 19 or over and have completed their first year of their Apprenticeship.
An Apprentice aged 22 who has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £7.38.
For more information regarding our Apprenticeships, please visit www.alliancelearning.com or call us on 01204 677888.