Teacher Training & Education FAQs

Even though you are on an apprenticeship scheme you are treated as an employee and therefore will be paid a regular wage. This money will be paid weekly or monthly to you and you have to pay tax and national insurance on your earnings.

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices from April, 2018 for age under 19 or aged 19 or over but in the first year of their apprenticeship is £3.70 per hour. Apprentices over the age of 19 and who have completed one year of their Apprenticeship are entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage applicable to their age. These rates apply to time working, plus time spent training that is part of the Apprenticeship.

You can find the current National Minimum Wage for your age here:

You can work out your weekly hour monthly salary by multiplying your working hours by your hourly rate, for example:

If you get paid £3.70 an hour and work 40 hours per week, the sum would be:

£3.70 x 40 = £148.00

To work out your monthly wage, mulitiply this by 52(weeks in a year) then divide by 12(Months in a year) E.g.

£148.00 X 52 = £7696

£7696 ÷ 12 = £641.33

Click here to view a great resource for calculating your take home pay after tax/national insurance etc.