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Find out about what you'll earn working as an Apprentice


When you do an apprenticeship, you will be employed with and paid by the company you work with. Below are the minimum payment amounts that apprentices must receive (published 2019/20 rates; subject to change).

For apprentices aged 19 and over, in the 1st year of the apprenticeship your minimum rate will be lower than the National Minimum Wage. Once you are past the end of the 1st year, you will be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for your age category.

CategoryMinimum payment rate
Under 19 or Over 19 and in the 1st year of apprenticeship£3.90 per hour (2019/20 rate)
19-20 after completion of 1st year of apprenticeship£6.15 per hour (2019/20 rate)
21-24 after completion of 1st year of apprenticeship£7.70 per hour (2019/20 rate)
25 and over after completion of 1st year of apprenticeship£8.21 per hour (2019/20 rate)

Annual Leave

You’ll get at least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

Further Information

For more information about pay and conditions as an apprentice, follow the links below.

Apprenticeship Pay and Conditions on National Minimum Wage on the Money Advice Service