How much can you earn?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £4.30 per hour . But many employers pay more.

Once you reach 19 years and you have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, your employer must pay the full NMW rate.

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice. The current rates* are:

£4.81 - for apprentices under 18, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
£4.81 - Under 18
£6.83- aged 18-20
£9.18 - aged 21-22
£9.50 - aged 23 and over

Please note that these are minimum wage rates. An organisation can choose to pay an apprentice above the minimum wage.
*National Living and National Minimum Wage rates are changed every April, those listed above are current from 1st April 2021. Please refer to for up to date rates.