NHS Apprenticeship Pay Guidance

1 July, 2024

From 1st July 2024 there are some changes to apprentice pay in the NHS.

Existing staff who go on to undertake an apprenticeship as part of their career development will be paid either their existing pay point or the rate paid to other apprentices, whichever is the higher (subject to some eligibility criteria).

These changes, agreed upon by the NHS Staff Council, ensure that staff do not experience a detriment to their basic pay as a consequence of undertaking career development beneficial to both them and the service.

Visit the NHS Employers website to find out more, to access an FAQ for both employers and employees and to access scenarios to clarify the details around this policy change.