Living Wage for Beyond Housing Apprentices

Our apprenticesOur apprentices will be paid the Living Wage of £9 per hour after their first year with us.

A decision made during National Apprenticeship Week by our Board reaffirmed our commitment to the support and success of our apprentices.

Apprentices in the first year of their apprenticeship currently earn £3.70 per hour, which is the current legal minimum. After the Board-approved changes come into force on 1 April 2019, this will increase to £5 per hour. This rate matches that of other local apprentice provider, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Those who are in the second or later years of their apprenticeships will see a significant hike in pay to £9 per hour. This is the Living Wage Foundation recommended hourly rate of income based on living costs. Full time workers receiving this independently calculated Living Wage earn around £2,000 per year more than those on the government’s ‘National Living Wage’.

Age of apprentice 2019/20 minimum hourly rate  Beyond Housing hourly rate 
Any apprentice in the first year of apprenticeship £3.90 £5.00
Under 19 after the first year £3.90 £9.00
19 – 20 after the first year £6.15 £9.00
21 and over after the first year £7.70 £9.00
25 and over after the first year £8.21 £9.00

 

Last year during National Apprenticeship Week, we unveiled our apprentice charter, outlining our responsibilities to its apprentices.

Catherine Clennett, Head of HR: “At Beyond Housing we recognise the value of our apprentices as the next generation of our employees. As we made clear when we launched our charter last year, we are absolutely committed to ensuring they get the best possible start in their careers with us. In all aspects of their work and training, apprentices are treated just like every other member of our team.”

Jack Dixon, Joinery Apprentice said: “The Living Wage announcement is fantastic news. Apprenticeships are a brilliant way to combine learning and earning, I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

Ellie Jones, a Painting Apprentice added: “It’s great to know Beyond Housing really appreciates apprentices as part of its workforce and is supporting our career progression.”