The National Minimum Wage
has risen as of October 1st 2016.
For those apprentices that
are in their first year of employment before their 19th birthday,
they will be paid £3.40. Those aged 19+, in their second year receive a payment
in line with the National Minimum Wage rates of their age group. This means
those aged 19 or 20 are paid £5.55 and those 21-24 are paid £6.95.
Apprenticeships are guaranteed
the National Minimum and the British Retail Consortium has advised that
regardless of the employer’s business size, it is their obligation as an
employer that all staff earning the national minimum are paid correctly, now
that the amount has increased.
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