Monday 29 October 2012 9.02am
that if his apprenticeship is part of the formal Apprenticeship programme, then there is a nationally fixed rate of pay for apprentices. It is pretty low, to offset the employer's costs in training someone up.
The official (government) site is here: http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/
You might be able to put your mind at rest/confirm your worst fears from a read of the info here.
Hope this helps.