The hourly rate for National Minimum Wage depends on the age of the employee and whether they are an apprentice or not.
To qualify for the National Minimum Wage an employee must be of school leaving age. To qualify for the National Living Wage, employees must be at least 25. Those aged 24 and under will qualify for the minimum wage.
Under 18: £4.20
18 to 20: £5.90
21 to 24: £7.38
25 and over: £7.83