What Will I Get Paid?
Apprenticeship wages vary considerably but you will generally be paid more if you study at Advanced, level 3 or Higher level 4 and above.
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is paid to those aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Currently this is £3.40 per hour. This is the absolute minimum that an apprentice can be paid but the majority of employers in Norfolk pay considerably more. Some will also help to support travel costs to and from college or training.
A survey of apprenticeship vacancies in June 2016 for Norfolk showed an average weekly wage of £138, with the lowest advertised at £99 and the highest at £231.
Many employers also review their apprentices wages regularly and good progress in work and training is rewarded.
Apprenticeships are usually full time jobs for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Before accepting an Apprenticeship, you should contact your local Job Centre for advice, as taking an Apprenticeship could affect you or your family's benefits.