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Jobs - January 11th 2009, 06:08 PM

What jobs could a 15 Y/O in the UK legally get? With an average pay?

No paper rounds.
   
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Re: Jobs - January 11th 2009, 06:10 PM

Hmm not many is the answer. Almost ALL places won't hire until you're 16, or at least thats what I found...
   
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Re: Jobs - January 11th 2009, 06:25 PM

Try family-owned establishments? In the US, some McDonald's will hire fifteen-year-olds to sweep and clean.
   
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Re: Jobs - January 11th 2009, 06:28 PM

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Try family-owned establishments? In the US, some McDonald's will hire fifteen-year-olds to sweep and clean.
Got no family owned establishments.. and im in the UK, i dont particulary want to work in MC donalds
   
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Re: Jobs - January 11th 2009, 06:36 PM

No national insurance number, no job kid. Anyway you wouldn't wanna work because they could pay you absolutely anything as you don't have a minimum wage. However if you're determined for money and are turning your nose up at a good old fashioned paper round, small chains like Centra, Spar and even some Petrol Garages employ younger workers so they can pay them below minimum wage. Try some places like that. However I'm also going to point out that atm 1000 people are applying for every part time job going in Asda so it's a bad time to be looking for work.

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Re: Jobs - January 11th 2009, 08:20 PM

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Got no family owned establishments.. and im in the UK, i dont particulary want to work in MC donalds
Yes, that's why I said in the US because you're in the UK and therefore they might not follow the same rules. To be perfectly fair, a job is a job. Do you want money or not?
   
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Re: Jobs - January 11th 2009, 08:30 PM

Also you will get paid a very low ammount of money.

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What are the current rates of the national minimum wage?

There are three levels of minimum wage, and the rates from 1 October 2008 are:
  • 5.73 per hour for workers aged 22 years and older
  • A development rate of 4.77 per hour for workers aged 18-21 inclusive
  • 3.53 per hour for all workers under the age of 18, who are no longer of compulsory school age
Taken from HM Revenue & Customs
   
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Re: Jobs - January 12th 2009, 12:18 PM

You need you national insurance number.
I got mine 2 months before my 16th so I started looking for jobs but as I was still 15 most places said no.

Also in the economy now I have found it is hard to get a job because so many people are trying for jobs, what I have found is most places want experience and since Woolworths and other shops has closed and fired people you will be fighting all of those experienced people for jobs now.
I am 16 and I have tried for 8 jobs in the last 4 months and I got 5 interviews but got told I didn't have the experience.
Also most places are looking for full time workers and not part time so that is another reason they may not hire you.

Also for James said you will probably get less than minimum wage and that says under 18 and no longer of compulsory school age which is 16.

If I was you I would consider a paper round even though it is a horrible job as it gets you experience for future jobs which is needed.

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Re: Jobs - January 12th 2009, 12:22 PM

I actually thought it was illegal to work full time under the age of 16 / within a time frame of when you completed education.

Don't quote me on it, but I do beleive that is why you will find it very hard to get a job at 15.
   
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Re: Jobs - January 12th 2009, 12:33 PM

source: http://www.connexions-direct.com/ind...eContentID=120 (Really useful site)

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If you're 15 or 16 ...

On school days you can only work up to two hours a day, one hour before school and one hour after school. On Saturdays, you can work up to eight hours and two hours on a Sunday. In the school holidays you can work up to eight hours a day, but no more than 35 hours in a week and for two weeks in the school holiday, you cannot work at all.

Don't forget that if you want to get a full time job, you have to have left school first. If you are 16, you need to wait to leave school until the last Friday in June.

If you are under the age of 16 you have a permit issued by your local authority and signed by your employer in order to work legally.
   
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Re: Jobs - January 12th 2009, 12:39 PM

Yeah I thought as much.

That means the only jobs that you are going to find legally are paper rounds and other tasks.

Paper rounds are not so bad and to be honest they are not that bad pay for how long it takes to do. I use to do one when I was younger like (16). Was easy, kept me mobile etc etc.
   
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Re: Jobs - January 12th 2009, 01:28 PM

Well. Where I work (vicarage road stadium) you're allowed to work at 15.
If you live near a football stadium there's a possibility of a job.
Tho I guess it depends on the company.
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Re: Jobs - January 12th 2009, 11:49 PM

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Got no family owned establishments.. and im in the UK, i dont particulary want to work in MC donalds
If you do work at mcdonalds, lots of different places will hire you if you can keep a job there for a while. It is a high stress job, so it does look good to have it as a reference for later resumes.
   
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Re: Jobs - January 13th 2009, 08:44 AM

You can do some work at places like hair dressers, shops, and stuff. However, you are highly unlikely to get one right now. I am 16, with retail experience, and I have not been able to find one in 6 months. However, there is a shortage of paper delivers. I know you said no paper rounds, but right now thats all you are going to get.




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Re: Jobs - January 14th 2009, 02:11 PM

There's not a lot, if anything
I got a job a few months ago collecting eggs on a chicken farm, four & a half hours on a sunday morning
i hate it, but i need the money lol x
   
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