As an employer, you are responsible for paying your apprentice’s wage and providing an employment contract.
You can decide how much you pay each apprentice. But you must pay apprentices at least the legal minimum wage for their age.
The current minimum wage for new apprentices is £3.90 per hour. Apprentices over the age of 19, or in the second year of their apprenticeship, must be paid the national or living wage according to their age.
Current minimum pay rates:
25 and over
*This rate applies if you're under the age of 19, or in your first year of apprenticeship