The National Minimum Wage is a legal right which covers almost all workers above compulsory school leaving age. The National Minimum Wage for workers aged 25+ is known as the National Living Wage.

  From April 2018 From April 2019
Age 16 and 17  £4.20 per hour £4.35 per hour
Age 18-20 £5.90 per hour £6.15 per hour
Age 21-24 £7.38 per hour £7.70 per hour
Age 25+ £7.83 per hour £8.21 per hour
Apprenticeship rate £3.70 per hour £3.90 per hour

The apprenticeship rate is for apprentices under the age of 19 or in their first year of an apprenticeship. Apprentices aged 19 or over who have completed their first year get the rate that applies to their age.

You must be at least the minimum school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage.

For more information, visit the GOV.UK website.