Zoe Woolacott | 10 Jun 2022

Pay for degree apprentices closes the gap with pay for graduates

Starting salaries for degree apprentices have risen by 8% this year, according to IDR’s latest study of pay and conditions for these trainee roles. This continues the upward trend in pay for these roles that we have observed over the last four years, alongside more sluggish pay growth for new graduates, that has narrowed the pay gap between the roles. Degree apprentices can now expect to earn an annual salary of around £20,500 on commencement of training – up by £1,500 from a median starting salary of £19,000 in 2021. Meanwhile the typical starting salary for traditional graduate roles remains unchanged since last year at £28,000. 

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