Changes to the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage

On Friday 1 April 2022 the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will increase from £4.30 to £4.81 per hour and all employers will need to ensure that wages for current apprentices are changed to reflect the new legal requirement.

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies.

The following wages will also increase on Friday 1 April 2022:

Current hourly rate until Thursday 31 March 2022 New hourly rate from Friday 1 April 2022
Apprentice £4.30 £4.81
Workers aged under 18 £4.62 £4.81
Workers aged 18 – 20 £6.56 £6.83
Workers aged 21 – 24 £8.36 £9.18
The National Living Wage for workers aged 23 and over £8.91 £9.50

Visit for more information about the National Minimum Wage.

We are committed to transforming the lives of students, staff and communities. We offer a range of study programmes including full and part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships, T Levels and university-level courses. We can also create a bespoke study programme tailored to your needs. To find out more email or call 01226 216 150.

Last updated: 18th November 2021

Originally posted on: 18th November 2021