Salary scales for trainee and apprentice staff

New Apprenticeship Annual Salary Structure – 1 April 2017

The University of Bristol has recently undertaken a review of apprenticeship rates to ensure it remains competitive within the local apprenticeship market. Whereas in the past the University has aligned starting pay to the qualifications earned before the Apprentice starts at the University, the market position is that rates are aligned to the qualification being undertaken at an organisation.

Apprenticeships were mapped across to the new rates from 1 August 2016. Where current apprentices have an 'A' level qualification and are in their first year of an intermediate qualification, their pay will be protected until the end of their first year, or until July 2017.


Intermediate (Level 2)

Year 1

Year 2





Advanced (Level 3)


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4









Trainee Technician Staff (one-year non-apprenticeship roles only) are appointed to a spot rate of £13,500.

All apprentice staff aged 25 years or older will be paid £13,650 in Year 2, 3 & 4, or the rate for the qualification and year of study (whichever the greater). All trainee technicians over 25 years of age will be appointed to a salary of £13,650.


Please note:  The salary scales given above are reviewed periodically and are not subject to scale revisions.