Apprenticeships in North Lincolnshire
Apprenticeships are job specific. They are achieved through a mixture of on and off the job training. They lead to qualifications and key skills. In most cases, they lead to a technical certificate. Apprentices can either be:
- employed and receiving a wage from the employer or
- linked to an employer through a learning provider
Employed apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage.
The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.70 per hour.
This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.
Check you are being paid the minimum wage with the National Minimum Wage Calculator.
For more information about apprenticeships, visit the national apprenticeships website.
When you start work your employer should tell you:
- the day or date when you will be paid. For example each Friday or the last working day of the month
- how you will be paid. For example in cash, by cheque or directly to your bank
If you are an employee, you must be given a document that tells you how much you will be paid and at what intervals within two months of starting work. This is normally contained in your contract of employment.
Different jobs pays different rates, but unless you are an Apprentice aged 19 or under, you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Visit the HMRC website for up to date information.
Financial help and support may also be available to your parents or carers, such as Child Benefit and Tax Credits. Ask your Careers Adviser about any benefits or funding that your parents or carers may be able to apply for.
Other help such as Hardship Loans may be available to you. This is reviewed on your personal circumstances. To find out more speak to your school, college, academy or training provider. Don’t forget that your Careers Adviser can help you with more information about what financial help may be available to you.