Salary scales for trainee and apprentice staff history

History of Apprentice Salaries

1 September 2021

On 1 September 2021 the new Apprentice pay scales were incorporated into the University existing pay grades and structures, and the main staff A-L pay structure was extended to cover Apprentices. Apprentice roles became subject to the same job evaluation and cost of living increases as all other roles within the A-L pay structure.

Evaluated Grade Apprentice level 
Admin Apprenticeships
(18 months / 6 year apprenticeships)
(XAAA)
Senior Admin Apprenticeships (e.g solicitors)
(XAAS)
Technical Apprenticeships
(4 year apprenticeship)
(XATA)
 
Laboratory Technician Apprentices
(2 year apprenticeship)
(XALT)
Trainee Technician
(one year non-apprenticeship)
(XAAT)
 Year  Salary  Year  Salary  Year  Salary  Year Salary   Year Salary 
 Grade B  Level 2 (GCSE) 18 months 

 £17,901

     Year 1  £17,901  Year 1  £17,901  Year 1  £17,901
 Grade C  Level 3 (A level) 18 months  £18,529       Year 2  £18,529  Year 2  £18,529    
 Grade D   Level 4 (Foundation Degree)      Year 1  £19,623  Year 3  £19,623        
     Year 2  £20,092  Year 4  £20,092        
 Grade E   Level 5 (Higher National Degree)       Year 3  £21,686            
     Year 4  £22,254            

Grade F

Level 6      Year 5 £24,174            

Grade G

Level 7     Year 6 £27,116            

 

1 April 2020

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2

         

£13,000

£15,000

         

Advanced (Level 3)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

 

£14,000

£15,000

£15,500

£16,000

 

                     

All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £16,000 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater).

Trainee Technician Salary

From 1 April 2020, Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are paid a spot rate of £17,000.

 

1 April 2019

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2

         

£12,000

£14,100

         

Advanced (Level 3)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

 

£13,000

£14,100

£14,600

£15,000

 

                     

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.

 

1 April 2018

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2

         

£10,000

£13,500

         

Advanced (Level 3)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

 

£12,500

£13,500

£14,000

£14,500

 

                     

All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £14,300 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater).

Trainee Technician Salary

From 1 November 2018, Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are paid a spot rate of £15,925.

From April 2018, Trainee Technician Salary - Trainee Technician Staff (one-year,  non-apprenticeship roles only) are appointed to a spot rate of £13,500. All trainee technicians over 25 years of age will be appointed to a salary of £14,300.

 

April 2017

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2

         

£9,500

£13,000

         

Advanced (Level 3)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

 

£12,000

£13,000

£13,500

£14,000

 

                     

All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £13,650 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater).

Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are appointed to a spot rate of £13,500. All trainee technicians over 25 years of age will be appointed to a salary of £13,650.

August 2016

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2

         

£9,500

£12,750

         

Advanced (Level 3)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

 

£12,000

£13,000

£13,500

£14,000

 

                     

All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £13,500 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater).

Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are appointed to a spot rate of £13,000. All trainee technicians over 25 years of age will be appointed to a salary of £13,500.

1 April 2018

Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2

         

£10,000

£13,500

         

Advanced (Level 3)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

 

£12,500

£13,500

£14,000

£14,500

 

                     

All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £14,300 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater).

Trainee Technician Salary

From 1 November 2018, Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are paid a spot rate of £15,925.