UnexpectedShark
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Hi all, hope you had a great new years

I turned 20 in November, and as of January 2018, I'm on my 2nd year of my apprenticeship, doing a Level 4 in I.T. I finish my Level 4 in April 2019, so I haven't got long to go, and as a result I've been thinking about my monthly wage. How much I should be getting paid once my job hire me (assuming they do, they've suggested they will be).

To put it bluntly, I'm currently on £8856/yr, £738 a month working an 8am-5pm job. Was talking to a friend who told me that your wage is supposed to go up after your first year as an apprentice, and I later found online that it goes up even more if you're 20. With all this said, from what I've read online, I should be earning atleast £5.20 an hour, which translates to £944 a month, or £11,200 as MINIMUM WAGE. I used this website,

https://worksmart.org.uk/tools/minimum-wage-calculator

which said that I should be on around £12,200 with all the info I gave them.

------------------

Worried I'm missing out on quite a bit of money here, and I'm not sure if it's worth even approaching my company/college about, because I finish it all in April. Can anyone give me some advice on how to move forward?
0
reply
swelshie
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
Yes you should get the appropriate nat min wage rate after 1 year: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Probably just an oversight? May not be anything sinister, so I would approach your employer
0
reply
Captain_Falcon89
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
Time served engineer here. I was around £9000 for my first year in my apprenticeship back in 2008. Not much back then however the first year was in a training college.

The reason why you get paid so little is because you dont really have any responsibilities until you are in your 4th year.

I wouldnt be going about bothering your manager about this as you'll be deemed a troublemaker.
0
reply
UnexpectedShark
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by swelshie)
Yes you should get the appropriate nat min wage rate after 1 year: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Probably just an oversight? May not be anything sinister, so I would approach your employer
Yeah I doubt it is anything sinister. This is a relatively small company and we've had a pretty busy year. Just sorta hoping they don't take it the wrong way and assuming I'm 'nagging'. Never really looked into a pay rise or anything like that until now, before noticing this. The extra £200 is a huge difference though.

Any advice on wording this? I'm sending it in e-mail to the MD, as he's the one the manages this sort-of thing.

Thank you
0
reply
National Careers Service
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by UnexpectedShark)
Hi all, hope you had a great new years

I turned 20 in November, and as of January 2018, I'm on my 2nd year of my apprenticeship, doing a Level 4 in I.T. I finish my Level 4 in April 2019, so I haven't got long to go, and as a result I've been thinking about my monthly wage. How much I should be getting paid once my job hire me (assuming they do, they've suggested they will be).

To put it bluntly, I'm currently on £8856/yr, £738 a month working an 8am-5pm job. Was talking to a friend who told me that your wage is supposed to go up after your first year as an apprentice, and I later found online that it goes up even more if you're 20. With all this said, from what I've read online, I should be earning atleast £5.20 an hour, which translates to £944 a month, or £11,200 as MINIMUM WAGE. I used this website,

https://worksmart.org.uk/tools/minimum-wage-calculator

which said that I should be on around £12,200 with all the info I gave them.

------------------

Worried I'm missing out on quite a bit of money here, and I'm not sure if it's worth even approaching my company/college about, because I finish it all in April. Can anyone give me some advice on how to move forward?
Hi there,

Hoping I can offer some help here.

When you are over the age of 18 and have been with the same employer as an apprentice for over a year your wage should convert to the National Minimum Wage for your age.

The current minimum for an apprentice in their first year of an apprenticeship regardless of age is £3.70 an hour.

First step I would advise you do is call the National Apprenticeship Service and have them confirm this and talk you through what your next steps are in regards to talking to your employer if you chose to do so. You can contact their helpline on 08000 150 600 (option 2).

Alternatively - you can call ACAS who offer free and confidential employment law advice through trained advisers and you can find out more on their website - http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1410

Best of luck with sorting this and if you have further questions please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

Thanks - Sophie.
0
reply
UnexpectedShark
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by National Careers Service)
Hi there,

Hoping I can offer some help here.

When you are over the age of 18 and have been with the same employer as an apprentice for over a year your wage should convert to the National Minimum Wage for your age.

The current minimum for an apprentice in their first year of an apprenticeship regardless of age is £3.70 an hour.

First step I would advise you do is call the National Apprenticeship Service and have them confirm this and talk you through what your next steps are in regards to talking to your employer if you chose to do so. You can contact their helpline on 08000 150 600 (option 2).

Alternatively - you can call ACAS who offer free and confidential employment law advice through trained advisers and you can find out more on their website - http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1410

Best of luck with sorting this and if you have further questions please don't hesitate to get back in touch.

Thanks - Sophie.
Hey, thank you so much! After some discussion with my family the last weekend I realised I could e-mail my apprenticeship people about it, which I did on Sunday. I'll try to let you know if it gets sorted, as I'm hoping they'll take it on and get it in motion for me.
1
reply
National Careers Service
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
(Original post by UnexpectedShark)
Hey, thank you so much! After some discussion with my family the last weekend I realised I could e-mail my apprenticeship people about it, which I did on Sunday. I'll try to let you know if it gets sorted, as I'm hoping they'll take it on and get it in motion for me.
Fantastic I certainly hope they can help you with this.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need further support and if we are not online you can chat to an adviser online through our website until 10pm - https://bit.ly/2AycIPs

Thanks - Sophie.
1
reply
UnexpectedShark
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#8
(Original post by National Careers Service)
Fantastic I certainly hope they can help you with this.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need further support and if we are not online you can chat to an adviser online through our website until 10pm - https://bit.ly/2AycIPs

Thanks - Sophie.
All sorted- just received a £500 payrise yesterday!! Thanks, Sophie
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Current uni students - are you thinking of dropping out of university?

Yes, I'm seriously considering dropping out (51)
16.67%
I'm not sure (8)
2.61%
No, I'm going to stick it out for now (105)
34.31%
I have already dropped out (4)
1.31%
I'm not a current university student (138)
45.1%

Watched Threads

View All