IMI welcomes apprentice pay increase

IMI CEO Steve Nash has welcomed Government plans, announced in today’s papers, to implement a 57p an hour increase for apprentices under 20 years old.

The IMI Chief last week called on employers in the motor industry to increase the starting rate for junior apprentices to £4 hour, a 70% rise on the current rate, to help the industry attract the top talent it needs.

Steve Nash said, ‘20% on top of today’s apprentice minimum wage is a great step forward; it should help business attract talented youngsters into vocational training as a viable alternative to university.

‘IMI are recommending that businesses in the motor industry go further and offer up to £4 an hour to 1st year apprentices, to attract the brightest students into our branch of engineering apprenticeships.’

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