Apprenticeships are fully-funded between the government and the employer, meaning that an apprentice’s only expenses will be getting to and from work or training. And with full employment benefits, apprentices earn a salary while they learn.
The minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.30 per hour (increasing to £3.40 per hour on the 1st October), but many employers pay more than this. In fact, some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week. However, more than just earning a salary, apprentices receive training and qualifications in the skills employers really want, increasing their future earning potential. Apprentices receive marked salary increases on completion of their training and the roles often offer great opportunities for career progression.