What you can earn

Apprenticeship salaries vary depending on who you work for, but you'll be paid at least the minimum wage rate. Many companies pay a lot higher than this, including us.

Find out about the national minimum wage for apprentices.

What you can earn as an apprentice at the council

During the first year the minimum you'll be paid for an Intermediate Level 2 apprenticeship is £6.45 an hour, which is £12,443 a year.

The minimum you'll be paid during the first year of an Advanced or Higher Level 3+ apprenticeship is £8.20 an hour, or £15,820 a year.

Once you've completed the first year, the minimum you'll be paid is the national minimum wage for your age. This will not be any less than your starting salary.