How Much to Pay an Intern

How Much Should you Pay an Intern

There are many benefits to hiring an intern. Interns can bring a variety of different skills and knowledge to your team. However, if you are a business or a recruiter who has never hired an intern, you might be wondering how much you should pay an intern. Here we will explain how much an intern should be paid depending on their age, education levels and the industry they are working in. We will also consider some of the advantages interns can bring to your team.

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Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an Intern


    When you hire an intern in the UK, by law your intern has to be doing more than just shadowing other employees, an intern is classed as a “worker” and therefore must legally be paid for the work they do.


    The wage you pay an intern will depend on the age of the intern, the industry you are working within and the skills they currently have. An intern will legally be obliged to receive at least the national minimum wage. At present, this is £7.70 per hour for those between 21-24 and £8.21 per hour for those 25+.

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Factors That Might Effect an Interns Salary


If you want to find out more information about how much to pay an intern, check out the UK Government website. They will provide you with all the information you need to know about how much to hire an intern as well as the funding that might be available for you. The amount you have to pay your intern may also be dependent on the location of the internship. For example, interns working in London are likely to require a slightly higher salary.

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