The government sets a minimum amount that anyone employed as an employee or worker must get paid on average for the hours they work. This is called the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) for those aged 25 or over.
On Friday 1 April, the National Minimum Wage will increase for all ages, including apprentices. The National Living Wage will increase from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour, and the Apprentice Minimum Wage will increase from £4.30 to £4.81.
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 will be appropriate to their age group.
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Last updated: 1st April 2022
Originally posted on: 1st April 2022