From 1 October 2015 The National Minimum Wage is £3.30 per hour 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 (£5.30 per hour for those aged 18 to 20; £6.70 for those aged 21 and over).

Many employers will pay you more as you develop your skills – the average apprentice takes home around £170 per week.

Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, around £77,000 more over their lifetime than other employees, and this figure rises to £117,000 for those who have completed an Advanced Level apprenticeship – you’ll also be more employable than those who leave education without these qualifications.