Subway is advertising for ‘Apprentice Sandwich Artists’ to be paid just £3.50 per hour
Fast food chain Subway has come under fire for seeking to pay young “apprentices” just £3.50 per hour. An advert listed on a Government website, which has since been taken down, sought applicants to become “Apprentice Sandwich Artists” at the fast food chain’s Gateshead branch. Successful candidates were offered just £119 per week for five 8pm to 5pm days, including weekends, which it said amounted to 35 hours of work. The rate is the minimum that employers are required to pay apprentices by law.