Apprenticeship Wage

As an apprentice you are entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for all the time you spend working. Time spent in training counts as working time.  Once training time is included your hourly rate of pay should be at least:

  • From 1 April 2022, £4.81 if you are aged under 19 or in the first year of your apprenticeship.
  • The national minimum wage for your age if you are aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of your apprenticeship.

You can call the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1160 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) for help and advice on whether the minimum wage is being paid to you correctly. If you wish to make a complaint about your employer, Acas will transfer you to HM Revenue and Customs.

Complaints can also be made online at