Certain regulations have to be adhered to when hiring apprentices such as paying each apprentice a minimum wage, as outlined below. Employers must also complete Health & Safety Parts 1 & 2 – part one will be arranged by the college & part 2 by an assessor. Your Business Account Manager can go through all of the regulations with you in more detail.

National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice:


Age Rate per hour
25 and over £8.21
21 to 24 £7.70
18 to 20 £6.15
Under 18 £4.35
Apprentice (under age 19 or in first year of apprenticeship) £3.90