In April 2018, we saw an increase in the National Minimum Wages and the National Living Wage. The National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage also increased in April from £3.50 per hour to £3.70.
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to Apprenticeship wages; an Apprentice can only be paid the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage for the first 12 months of their apprenticeship (365 days from their sign up date) unless they are below the age of 18, after this, the Apprentice must be paid at least the minimum wage for their age group:
Under 18: £4.20 per hour
18 – 20: £5.90 per hour
21 – 24: £7.38 per hour
National Living Wage (25+): £7.83 per hour
Fortunately, many employers pay above the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage as it opens up a wider audience of applicants.
If you have any questions regarding the Apprenticeship Wage or wages in general, give us a call!