WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £4.15 per hour from 1st April 2020, rising to £4.30 per hour on 1st April 2021. This minimum wage applies to all apprentices aged under 19 and apprentices aged 19 or over in the first year of their apprenticeship. It must be paid for all the time the apprentice spends working or training (that is part of the apprenticeship). After this, the apprentice must be paid the normal National Minimum Wage for their age.
Apprentices must be offered employment for at least 30 hours per week (including off-the-job training time), except in some special circumstances where the learner can’t complete the full 30 hours.
All apprentices need to undertake 20% Off-the-job training. This is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of day-to-day work duties and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship.This training takes place within the apprentice’s normal (contracted) working hours. The off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship and does not mean one day off a week. This can also be spread in a flexible way to suit employer and employee demands.
"Easy to follow"
I completed my level 2 pharmacy dispensing course in 2016. I found the modules easy to follow and the company have been very helpful if I've ever had a query. I will be doing my level 3 pharmacy technicians course with Skills4 because they have been helpful.
Chloe Oliver - Level 2 Pharmacy Student
"Best Thing I've Done"
It was great from start to finish and the support and learning materials were second to none, it really made a difference to the who experience, go for it is all I can say, it's the best thing I've done.
James Taylor - Level 2 Pharmacy Student
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