Research and analysis

Apprenticeship pay survey 2012

Analyses what apprentices are paid by age, gender, ethnicity, industry sector and apprenticeship level. BIS research paper no. 121.



This report presents the findings of a survey of over 12,000 apprentices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who were asked about their:

  • pay
  • working hours
  • amount of training they received as part of their apprenticeship

The results are given for the various apprenticeship frameworks:

  • subjects and industrial sectors
  • level and the age
  • gender and ethnicity of apprentices

Comparisons are also shown between these results and those collected in a similar survey in 2011.