Benefits for apprentices


As an apprentice, you will be paid a minimum wage. You might also be eligible to receive an additional allowance for essential books, uniforms and equipment, or to help you with a disability. As a student, you are also eligible for other discounts and savings.

Discounts available

As a studying apprentice, you can also receive a range of special travel, retail and entertainment discounts, including discounted Oyster cards from Transport for London and council tax reductions.

National Union of Students (NUS) Apprentice Extra card

The NUS Apprentice Extra card allows you access to a range of in-store and online retail discounts. Please ask your local suppliers for details on their student discount schemes. And contact your local council to find out if you qualify for a council tax discount.

Find out more on the NUS site

Travel discounts

A number of discounted travel options apply to young people and students in London:

  • Apprentice Oyster photocard (18+): An Apprentice Oyster photocard can save you 30% on adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.
  • 16+ Zip Oyster photocard: Young people aged 16 to 17 who are living in a London borough can apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to buy child-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes; and pay as you go at half adult-rate on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.
  • Railcard: If you have a 16-25 Railcard, you can add the discount to your 18+ Student Oyster photocard to get a 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.

Find out more from the TfL Student guide to travel in London

Council Tax reductions

Full-time students might not have to pay Council Tax. As an apprentice you could also qualify for a discount or apply for an exemption.

To find out more information see GOV.UK Council tax

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