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This biennial survey reports on apprentices’ pay, earnings and whether or not they received the minimum wage.

The main aim of this research was to provide an accurate, up-to-date picture of the pay of the apprentice population, both across Great Britain, and within England, Scotland and Wales, in order to assist with development and monitoring of Apprenticeship and National Minimum Wage policy.

For example, evidence from the Apprenticeship Pay Survey contributes to the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to Government for the Apprenticeship minimum wage rate.

The survey comprised 9,422 telephone interviews with apprentices, conducted from 9 June 2016 to 25 July 2016; 1,793 interviews were conducted with Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices in Wales. Interviews were also conducted with Level 4 (103 interviews) and Level 5 apprentices (83 interviews) in Wales.

The report was published by BEIS on UK Government website in July 2017 and is only available in English.