Salary scales for trainee and apprentice staff

Apprenticeship Salary Structure – 1 April 2019

The University of Bristol undertook a review of apprenticeship arrangements against the local market in 2016. In the past the University has aligned starting pay to the qualifications earned before the Apprentice starts at the University, the market position is that rates are aligned to the qualification being undertaken at an organisation. From August 2016 we choose to change the structure to reflect the market position.

The steps were revalorised in April 2017, April 2018 and April 2019.

Salaries effective from 1 April 2019

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2





Advanced (Level 3)


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4









All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £15,000 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater).

Trainee Technician Salary

From 1 April 2019, Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are paid a spot rate of £16,380.

Please note:

The salary scales given above are reviewed periodically to ensure we remain competitive in the local labour market and are not subject to scale revisions or collective bargaining.

More information

For more information about Apprenticeships at the University of Bristol, please visit the Apprenticeships at UoB website.

Salary history