Part Time Jobs

  • Check the above websites for advertised jobs.

  • If you have a big shopping centre near you or a town/village with a decent amount of shops, hit the shops one Saturday and call in as many places as possible and ask for work - take copies of your CV with you with a cover letter. Put your CV and cover letter in an envelope addressed to ‘The Manager’ to make sure it gets passed to the right person. Click on CVs & Application Forms for help with CVs and letters.

  • Ask for work in local supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, cafes, fast-food restaurants, salons, warehouses, garden centres, leisure centres, animal shelters… and anywhere else you can think of!

  • If there is anywhere in particular you want to work, search on company websites as some part-time jobs are only advertised online i.e.

  • Ask family and friends to put in a good word for you at anywhere they work.

  • Think about doing some voluntary work – gives you the chance to meet different people, try something new, gain new skills and could lead to a paid job – Click on Volunteering for help with this. 

  • Don’t be upset or give up if you don’t get something straight away - it can take a while but keep at it.

 
Things to Know

 

  • If you are under 16 you cannot work in certain types of places i.e. nightclubs, pubs, factories, on a building site, in betting shops…or do certain types of work i.e. sell alcohol, sell anything door to door or over the telephone…

  • If you are under 16 your employer will need to complete a child employment work permit and send this to the local Council and complete a health and safety risk assessment before you start work.

Hours of Work Allowed - 13 & 14 Years

 

  • No more than 12 hours per week in term time (25 hours max in school holidays),

  • No more than 2 hours on a school day – cannot work before 7am or after 7pm,

  • Saturday – Maximum 5 hours,

  • Sunday - Maximum 2 hours.

  • Entitled to a minimum of 1 hour break after 4 hours continuous work.

Hours of Work Allowed - 15 & 16 Years

 

  • No more than 12 hours per week in term time (35 hours max in school holidays),

  • No more than 2 hours on a school day – cannot work before 7am or after 7pm,

  • Saturday - Maximum 8 hours,

  • Sunday - Maximum 2 hours.

  • Entitled to a minimum of 1 hour break after 4 hours continuous work.

  • Workers aged 16-17 should receive at least £4.00 per hour.

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