Apprentices can expect a minimum wage increase of 10p an hour from 1 October, with the rate set to rise from £3.30 to £3.40.
He said that the Low Pay Commission’s 2016 report had made the recommendations for the increase, as well as for an increase of the youth development rate, which covers 18- to 20-year olds, from £5.30 to £5.55, and the rate for 16- to 17-year-olds, from £3.87 to £4.
'A real wage'
The apprenticeship minimum wage rose from £2.73 to £3.30 an hour in October 2015.
In a separate speech today to mark the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week, Mr Javid said: “We know apprenticeships are real jobs, paying a real wage and providing a real education. We know they’re an excellent way for young people to gain the skills they need to compete and for employers to develop the leaders of tomorrow. I want us to create the highly skilled workforce Britain needs. And I want us to give all of Britain’s young people the opportunity they need to rise to the top.”
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