You must pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage (currently £3.30 p/h) during their placement with you. Most employers offer more than the minimum wage and often offer travel and lunch expenses.
To ensure they are trained to the highest level for your business you need to make sure they:
- work with experienced staff
- learn job-specific high level or technical skills
- study for the work-based qualification during their working week, e.g. at a college, training organisation or in the workplace.