How much will I earn?
That will really depend on your employer, but according to our previous surveys, our first year apprentices earn an average of £200 per week. This will increase as you gain more skills and so become more useful to your employer. Our survey said that our fourth year apprentices earn an average of £18,000 per year (almost double what many started on!) with some lucky apprentices earning as much as £21,000!! And, once you are qualified, the world is your oyster...!
Please note, employed Apprentices should be paid the Apprentice minimum hourly rate during their first year of training and at least the Apprentice minimum wage in subsequent years.
All employed Apprentices in the first year of their learning, or those aged under 19 years, must be paid the Apprentice minimum wage. In subsequent years, minimum wage legislation applies.
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they are either:
~ aged under 19
~ or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage rate for their age if they both:
~ are aged 19 or over
~ and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship