Candidates will be employed on a full time salary from day one. It is likely that you will be paid an hourly rate for the hours that you work. The exact amount will be up to the employer, but as a rule, it is usually no less than new entrants to work.
Most employers follow the pay scales set by the industry. For instance, companies that are JIB members pay rates set for their respective industries. These can vary depending on location, travel allowances and overtime. Pay increases are linked to successful advancement within training.
On completion of an apprenticeship, a qualified electrician, for example, can quickly be earning a basic salary of £17,000 or more. On top of this, overtime and allowances can increase this considerably.