There is often some confusion about whether placement students & interns are eligible for NMW. Let’s clear this up once and for all.
National Minimum Wage does not apply if:
- the student is in full time education
- the placement is official (i.e. covered by a placement agreement)
- EU students are on a Lifelong Learning program such as Erasmus or Leonardo da Vinci. (If students are from the UK it is sufficient that they are simply in full time education)
For full details please refer to our blog entry: Government Guidance on Work Placements