Minimum wage rates
You can find the minimum wage rate and trainee rates in the table below.
|Minimum wage (per hour)||£7.88||£8.02||£8.32||£9.22|
|Trainee rate year 1 (per hour)||£5.91||£6.02||£6.24||£6.91|
|Trainee rate year 2 (per hour)||£6.90||£7.02||£7.28||£8.07|
|Maximum weekly offset against minimum wage for accommodation||£86.23||£87.78||£91.12||£91.12|
|Maximum weekly offset against minimum wage for accommodation and food||£114.91||£117.01||£121.46||£121.46|
|Maximum weekly offset trainee rate for accommodation||£64.67||£65.84||£68.34||£68.34|
|Maximum weekly offset trainee rate for accommodation and food||£86.21||£87.76||£91.10||£91.10|
Employers can pay a trainee rate to those doing approved training in a new job.
You can pay staff £6.91 per hour in the first year of training, and then £8.07 in the second year.
Approved training has to be agreed in writing by both the employer and employee before the employee starts their new job.
The training has to have structure and objectives that relate to the employee's performance and training outcomes must be assessed and documented.
You can find more information about trainee rates on the JACS (Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service) website.
Reviewing the minimum wage
Because of the pandemic, the Employment Forum was unable to follow it's usual practice and make a recommendation about minimum wage rate increases for 2021/22. The Minister for Social Security Deputy Judy Martin has instead made an Order, using Covid-19 emergency legislation, setting out the rates to apply from 1 January 2022.