Every year the Government reviews National Minimum Wage for
workers across the UK and establishes new rates of pay which are effective from
1 April 2022.
This year has been no different, however there has been increased pressure to help low-paid, younger
workers, who are among the worst hit by the pandemic.
For apprentices, this means that
each year, you could be bringing home an extra £994.50 (before tax) compared to
Also, for the first time ever, apprentices will be paid the same
rate as National Minimum Wage for under-18s. Although this may not sound like a
big boost for apprentices, it really is as it means that apprentices are no
longer the lowest people earning in the jobs market.
Minimum Wage is a legal requirement that companies need to abide by and sets
out the amount that an employer will pay you, per hour.
are three types of Minimum Wage:
It will be announced next week that there will be
the following minimum wage increases:
Minimum wage increases from 1 April:
Don’t forget, as an apprentice you’re also entitled to be paid for
the studying you do for 20% of your working week and although this is minimum
wage, you could earn a lot more than this as an apprentice.
you believe you are being underpaid based on your age or as an Apprentice, you
can find more advice at Citizens Advice.
you are an Apprentice and have a concern about apprentice minimum wage, we
recommend speaking to both your line manager and your training provider,
college or University.
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