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