Appointments will be made to the bottom of the pay points with an annual increase on the anniversary of the appointment until reaching the top of the pay points for each level of apprenticeship, provided continuous service has been maintained.
The level of apprenticeship and relevant salary scale for a particular job will be displayed on the job advert or accompanying job specification.
Council pay scales for local government service appointments are subject to national employers pay negotiations. National pay agreements will be reflected in the council's pay scales following agreement with trade unions. This only applies to the higher and degree level apprenticeship scales shown here.
Intermediate Level apprenticeship - Level 2 or Level 3
Employees undertaking an intermediate level apprenticeship (equivalent to a Level 2 GCSE or Level 3 A-Level qualification) will be paid at the age appropriate nationally set minimum wage rates of pay shown in the table.
Table showing Intermediate Level Apprenticeship rates of pay, 2022 to 2023
|Grade||Age||Annual salary||Hourly rate|
|Intermediate Level apprenticeship - Level 2 or Level 3
||23 and over
|21 to 22
|18 to 20
Higher (Level 4 or Level 5) or Degree (Level 6 or Level 7) Level apprenticeship
Employees undertaking a higher or degree level apprenticeship will be paid on the apprenticeship salary scales in the following table.
Table showing Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeship salary scales and pay points, 2022 to 2023
|Grade||Pay point||Annual salary||Hourly rate|
|Higher Level apprenticeship - Level 4 or Level 5
|Degree Level apprenticeship - Level 6 or Level 7