Scotland: Scottish Agricultural Wages Board – Minimum wage for agricultural apprenticesThursday, September 3rd, 2009
A minimum wage for agricultural apprentices has been introduced for the first time in Scotland. The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board has set the minimum hourly rate for apprentices at £3.50 per hour for the first 12 months of employment. To be eligible, workers must undertake to study a Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture.
Details of the other wage increases to take effect from October 1 are:
- workers in the first 26 weeks of employment to receive a minimum rate of £5.80 per hour (an increase of 1.2%)
- for workers employed for more than 26 weeks a minimum of £6.32 per hour (an increase of 1.9%)
- an additional £0.96 per hour payable to workers with appropriate qualifications
- an allowance of £4.80 per week for each dog up to a maximum of four.
Minimum wage for agricultural apprentices
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