National Living Wage

A compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced in April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and will be set at £7.20 per hour. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 will continue to apply.

The current NMW rates from 1 October 2015 are:

    • £6.70 for workers 21 and over
    • £5.30 18-20 yrs
    • £3.87 for 16-17 yrs, who are above school leaving age but under 18
    • £3.30 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.
Sandra Smart

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I believe that recruitment is at the heart of a growing economy and that a different type of recruitment service, with honesty, efficiency and integrity at its heart, can benefit all. Octopus Personnel is the result of hard work, focus and commitment to that vision – to delivering consistently great results for our candidates and clients alike, as well as ensuring the agency is a vibrant, inclusive, inspirational place to work and develop rewarding careers.