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Apprenticeship vacancies and National Minimum Wage

Skills for Life Network

The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices came into effect from 1 October for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

The new rate is £2.50 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by these age categories will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.
Therefore, in Apprenticeship vacancies, the wage value for any newly posted vacancies should be no lower than £40 per week (this would represent a minimum of 16 hours a week for an Apprenticeship at £2.50 per hour). However, verification of hours and wage will take place when vacancies are approved. There is no maximum limit.

Source: Skills Funding Agency


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