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National Minimum Wage

What will you get paid?

The wage or pay rate you get offered by an employer will be dependent on different factors, which may include:

  • Age
  • Type of work
  • Hours
  • Apprenticeship rates – based on age and if you are in your first year.

Nearly ALL workers in the UK are entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

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Trainees or workers on a period of probation

If you are training for a job or you are on probation then you are still entitled to the NMW. There are exemptions for some apprentices and workers on training courses.

Work experience

Work experience can be paid or unpaid, depending on the arrangements you have with your employer.

Remember  The NMW rates changes. Make sure you are up to date!

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