The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.
See the following table for current rates:
|Year||Age 21+||Age 18 to 20||Age Under 18||Apprentice*|
|2014 (current rate)||£6.50||£5.13||£3.79||£2.73|
*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.
The current rates apply from October 2014.