London,
18
March
2019
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16:25
Europe/London

Camden renews commitment to fair pay with investment in apprentices

Camden Council is investing an additional £700,000 in its workforce this year with higher pay increases for staff in lower grades and apprentices.

The commitment means employees will earn at least £21,231 per year (£11.31 per hour), a 6.7 per cent increase on current pay.

As part of the review, apprentice pay levels will also be increased to the London Living Wage (LLW) rate, currently £10.55 (£19,804 per year), with additional pay progression available for higher level apprentices.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council
“We are absolutely committed to ensuring our front-line staff, who are delivering vital services in increasingly challenging circumstances are well paid, and we also want to attract Camden’s residents to begin and progress their career with us through our apprenticeships. We are paying our apprentices the London Living Wage, a wage which will increase with their qualifications to reflect their progression.

“We want Camden to be a place where no-one gets left behind – that means us setting a standard for fair pay and setting a standard for decent, well-paid work with opportunities to grow for our residents.”
Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council