Can I earn or pay above the minimum entitlement?
The simple answer to this is a resounding YES.
The rates you are paid are set by your employer and the salon owner can pay whatever they think their employees are worth.
You may start out on the minimum and find the rate increases the more valuable you become, so put in the effort to complete the training and you could be rewarded. Although you may not be earning a lot to begin with, over time, you will start earning more.
Many salon owners in more expensive areas like central London start their apprentices on a higher rate.
If you like the idea of 'earning while your learning' but want to find out more make sure you take a look at all the apprenticeships available through The Kleek.