Written on: 25 May 2023
Written by: Josh Hunt
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Every year the government increases the national minimum wage, this includes the apprenticeship minimum wage! In April 2023, the national minimum wage for apprentices was increased from £4.81 to £5.28.
Baltic Apprenticeships are proud to be a part of the Apprentice Decent Wage Pledge, so we champion higher apprenticeship salaries and recommend that wherever possible, apprentices are paid at a similar rate to other entry-level roles.
With that being said, we have some great news for all aspiring IT Technicians… Since April 2023, 100% of our IT apprenticeship roles pay higher than the government’s new minimum apprentice wage!
Working as an IT Apprentice
Working in the field of IT can be highly rewarding, with salaries varying based on many different factors such as job role, previous experience, and location.
The demand for skilled IT professionals is constantly growing due to the fact every sector and every business depends on IT for everyday devices and systems, making it an attractive industry for those interested in technology and innovation.
Apprenticeships have surged in the past five years and the support for apprentices has improved massively, with more and more companies realising the impact an apprentice can have on a business.
As an IT apprentice, you are likely to be paid higher than the apprenticeship minimum wage, and you can look forward to even higher salaries once you are a qualified and experienced IT professional. Any extra curriculum learning, qualifications or skills can also add to your progression opportunities.
IT Technician Salary
Entry-level positions in the IT industry, such as IT Support, IT Technician, and Helpdesk roles, typically offer starting salaries ranging from £16,000 to £23,000. These roles provide an excellent foundation for building a career in IT and gaining practical experience in troubleshooting technical issues, assisting users, and maintaining computer systems.
Our Level 3 IT Support Apprenticeship and Level 3 IT Network Technician Apprenticeship programmes are great for those wanting to start their IT career and enter these entry-level IT roles. Entering your IT career through an apprenticeship means you can earn while you learn, and you receive regular support and guidance from your internal experienced mentor and your Baltic coach.
As you gain experience and expertise in the field, your earning potential also increases. With a few years of IT experience, it's possible to progress into higher-paid roles, such as a Network Administrator – whose typical salary is around £26,000 to £35,000.
Our Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship Programme is a great professional development route for more experienced IT professionals who want to progress into a higher-paid role. A Network Administrators’ job involves supporting, configuring, maintaining, and upgrading networks and in-house servers. Network Administrators take on more complex responsibilities and commonly work in areas such as system configuration and user support.
IT Manager Salary
For those who excel in their roles and aspire to managerial positions, such as Technical Support Managers, the earning potential can be even higher. Technical Support Managers can earn salaries exceeding £40,000. This shows that there is a clear path for progression in the IT industry. Technical Support Managers oversee teams, manage projects, and ensure efficient IT operations within an organisation.
An apprenticeship can be a perfect way to expand your skills and become a knowledgeable professional. Our Level 3 and Level 4 apprenticeship programmes provide a foundation of key skills and build important industry knowledge that you can use in your day-to-day working life. Our apprenticeships build the confidence and business expertise needed to work effectively and progress into managerial positions.
Don’t believe us? Let Adam from Bondgate IT tell you how an apprenticeship can successfully set you up for a managerial position.
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Overall, the IT industry offers promising career opportunities and the potential for professional growth and advancement. By continuously updating your skills, gaining relevant experience, and staying up to date with industry trends, you can climb the career ladder, and position yourself for higher-paying roles within the IT sector.
Ready to start your career in IT? Take a look at our IT apprenticeship programmes:
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