As an apprentice you will receive the national minimum wage, but some employers will top this up as you are an investment for their future.
There are also a number of organisations who support young people in financial difficulty to gain qualifications.
A few of these are listed below - you can find out more information and apply to these directly following the links.

bursaries and awards

As an apprentice, you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.50 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. You’ll get at least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

Young people aged 16-18 receive full government funding for the cost of training; young people aged 19-24 receive up to 50% government funding - with the sponsoring employer paying the other half.

For more information on apprenticeship funding, please visit SQA.

Sources for additional financial support:

RAe Eng Engineers Trust

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James Dyson Award

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CIBSE Young Engineers financial support award

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Helena Kennedy Foundation

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The Galashan Trust

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