Apprenticeship wage increase
As of 6th April 2023, the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices has increased by 9.7% from £4.81 per hour to £5.28 per hour. It means that Apprentices between 16-18-years old or Apprentices in the first year of their Apprenticeship are legally entitled to earn £5.28 per hour, minimum.
The National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage have increased depending on age. The new rates, depending on age, are as follows:
Apprentice: £5.28 per hour
Under 18: £5.28 per hour
Aged 18-20-years old: £7.49 per hour
Aged 21-22-years old: £10.18 per hour
Aged 23-years old and over: £10.42 per hour
To view a list of the current rates and compare them with the previous years’ rates, visit National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).