Changes to Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage rates

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Year    21 and over    18 to 20    Under 18    Apprentice*

2015    £6.70             £5.30       £3.87         £3.30

2014    £6.50             £5.13       £3.79         £2.73

*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

The rates are usually updated every October, so the current rates apply from October 2014.

National living wage From April 2016, the national living wage will be £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.