What about National Minimum Wage?

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