How Much Does an Apprentice Get Paid? | TTS FAQs

How Much Does an Apprentice Get Paid?

The apprentice minimum wage, which is set by the government and which changes at least every April, depends on:

  • Your age
  • The year of apprenticeship you are in

For those aged under 19 or those aged 19 or over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship, the minimum apprentice rate applies (April 2023 rate is £5.28 per hour).  If you are 19 or older, and have completed your first year of your apprenticeship, the National Minimum Wage applies for your age group.

You can find out more about legal apprenticeship wages here and national minimum wages here.

Whilst these are the minimum wages set by the government, TTS apprentices are employed by a local company in the motor/transport industry from day one and many of these employers choose to pay more than the minimum legal standard.  Certain types of apprenticeships also tend to command a higher rate. It is important to keep sight of the long-term goal when entering into an apprenticeship though. Transport and motor industry technical and driving professions are in high demand and offer excellent career prospects. Find out about career progression opportunities here.


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