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Jobs for a 14year old??!

spud411 Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
hello
im 14 and looking for a job - what are my options? iv been researching and i reckon my best bet is in a supermarket?

anyone got any ideas/advice??

thanks
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
paper round :)
#2
I could use this aswell- can you Actually work in a SuperMarket tho?
#4
You can't work in a PAYE situation until you're 16 afaik.

Paper round etc as suggested above.
#5
that0nehurts
I could use this aswell- can you Actually work in a SuperMarket tho?


No lol
#6
Anything else- no paper rounds in my area.
#7
paper rounds are a waste of time!
i think you can stock shelves and stuff like that!
[mod]#8
Have you applied to the council for an employment permit yet and were you aware you are only allowed to do 1 hour a day before 7pm and none after in the week?

Edited By: Syzable on Sep 19, 2010 18:27: .
#9
its a tough market out there young fella, a lot of people looking for part time work, you might be to young for a supermarket, as been suggested what about a paper round, i think most of us had one in our younger days, I did & used to hate sundays, the papers were heavier !!!
#10
erm i only wanted to do a 'weekend' and holiday job!
banned#11
Syzable
Have you applied to the council for an employment permit yet and were you aware you are only allowed to do 1 hour a day before 7pm in the week?


you mean 2 hours don't you?
[mod]#12
choc1969
that0nehurts
I could use this aswell- can you Actually work in a SuperMarket tho?


No lol


Actually you can, but you need a permit provided by the council and are very limited to what you can do and hours.
#14
I can get a employment permit?!
[mod]#15
colinsunderland
Syzable
Have you applied to the council for an employment permit yet and were you aware you are only allowed to do 1 hour a day before 7pm in the week?


you mean 2 hours don't you?


Nope........only 1 apparently

Locating suitable jobs for 14 year olds

The first step in finding work is to identify all the possible employers in your local area. Either phone up to ask if they employ people of your age, or call in. Always be on your best behaviour when contacting potential employers and dress smartly if visiting in person.
If you are going to provide your own services, such as babysitting or car washing, prepare a small leaflet with your details on it. Hand it around your neighbours, giving them more than one copy so they can pass one on to a friend as well.
Talk to your school's careers office about summer job openings and also internships or placements.
Explore online jobs websites for openings in your locality.
Many chat rooms and message boards for young students carry tips about where work is available locally. Take a look and see if any is of use to you. Look up ‘teen help’ or ‘teenage jobs’ and see what comes up. Be patient – this search may take a while, but it will be worth it.
Make use of any careers office or service that is offered for teenagers. These people will usually know which local employers are worth approaching.
Employment law

The employment law for 14 year olds is quite strict, as it is viewed as important that nobody’s education is negatively affected by work at this age.

In the UK

Safety is important, with this age group. Under the Children and Young Persons Act (1933), you are not allowed to work in any capacity where you could endanger yourself or others. This means that certain types of hard physical work are out of the question, including construction work, car garages or repair sites, chemical processing plants, industrial warehouses with heavy duty equipment and, of course, adult clubs and bars, or betting shops.

Additionally, under-16s need to have an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council. Nobody can work during school hours, before 7am or after 7pm. Only one hour’s work after school is allowed.

During school holidays, 14 year olds may work a maximum of 25 hours per week, with a maximum of 5 hours on weekdays and Saturdays, and 2 hours on Sundays. 15 year olds may work a maximum of 35 hours per week, with a maximum of 8 hours on weekdays and Saturdays, and 2 hours on a Sunday.

Each year, 14 and 15 year olds must take at least two weeks off work during the school holidays. For more information, contact the education department at your local council.

There is no minimum wage for this age group.
banned#16
but they can work an hour before school too

National law

In England, Wales and Scotland young people aged between 13 and the minimum school-leaving age may not do any work, paid or unpaid:

* before 07.00 or after 19.00
* for more than two hours on a school day or Sunday
* before the close of school hours (however, local authority bylaws may allow young people to work for one hour before school)
* for more than 12 hours a week during term time
* for more than five hours (13 to 14 year olds) or eight hours (15 to 16 year olds) on Saturdays and during school holidays on weekdays
* for more than 25 hours in total a week - 35 hours if aged 15 or over - during school holidays
* for more than four hours without taking a break of at least one hour
* in any occupations prohibited by local bylaws or other legislation, for example in any industrial setting, pubs, betting shops, or in any work that may be harmful to their health, well-being or education
#17
I used to work in a cafe, any of those around?
#18
choc1969
that0nehurts
I could use this aswell- can you Actually work in a SuperMarket tho?


No lol


LOL I remember working at Netto when I was 13 they fudged up a NI number, it was as the store was preparing to open in their earlier days over here, the days when all stock was just pulled out on pallets and left there with shrink wrap removed, no fancy shelving then! It was breaking about every rule going working from 8am to midnight some days, operating the cardboard bailer (should be 18+)
[mod]#19
2 hours a day makes it more worthwhile then :)

Peronally though, don't bother...........enjoy being a kid as there is plenty of years of work to come later.
#20
Syzable
2 hours a day makes it more worthwhile then :)

Peronally though, don't bother...........enjoy being a kid as there is plenty of years of work to come later.


I don't do much with my life anyway so might aswell lol.
#21
Shotter?
banned#22
My 12 yr old cleans cars for people and charges a minimum of £5 per car which takes him about 2hrs to do properly. He washes and then wipes down with a large orange micro fibre cloth and then dresses the Tyres and also cleans the inside of the windscreen....he usually gets a tip of a few quid on top, because he does a good job.

I made him practice on our cars first, before letting him loose on other peoples....he makes about £50-60 a month. Most customers ask him to clean their cars once or twice a month.
#23
Can i get my permit from the Council?
#24
that0nehurts
Can i get my permit from the Council?


here is a random council site I googled http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/education_and_learning/extra-curricular_activities/work_permits_for_children.aspx

not my local council, maybe not yours but it gives a good insight into the hows and wherefors of what you can do.
My son worked on TV for a while when younger and we had to fill out a license for him to do that as it was longer hours than usual and he was getting paid. But the TV companys used to organise it all.
banned#25
When I was 12 I used to deliver for the charity Shield, I would have to deliver booklets and for that I would get £1 per book. It took about 2hrs a day to walk around the houses. I would get 20% commission, can't really remember how many houses must have been about 50. I would jump up and down when an extra house was added to my route.

When I turned 13 I got a permit from the school I think? to do a paper round first thing in the morning. On Saturdays and Sundays it would take a couple of hours to get round as the papers so were so damn big. I got £100 one christmas in tips.

When I moved to a village at 14 I carried on doing a paper round there, when my brother went sick I would have to do his paper round too so took twice as long usually 3hrs. I think I got £7.50 per week.


Edited By: lumoruk on Sep 19, 2010 22:46: ..
#27
Awkward, cardiff council doesn't say anything bout me needing a employment permit?
#28
Become a mod
#29
that0nehurts
Awkward, cardiff council doesn't say anything bout me needing a employment permit?


Yes they do......

Linky
banned#30
After my brother did his work experience on a local computer shop, he got offered a Saturday job?

I'm doing my work experience in Travelodge start on November, hope i get a Saturday job
#31
lilsmithy
that0nehurts
Awkward, cardiff council doesn't say anything bout me needing a employment permit?


Yes they do......

Linky


That says my employer needs to get it though????
#32
I wouldn't have thought you'd be employed by a supermarket or other big corporation. You're just not very employable. Instead of them applying for permits for you to work, and then abide to the strict hours you're allowed to work. They'd just get a 16 year old, who are plentiful enough, they can pay the same and have the prospect of them working overtime.

If you're bored. Learn something. Computer programming, web design. That sort of thing. You can earn a lot of money doing that kind of thing.
#33
that0nehurts
Syzable
2 hours a day makes it more worthwhile then :)Peronally though, don't bother...........enjoy being a kid as there is plenty of years of work to come later.
I don't do much with my life anyway so might aswell lol.


This kid smokes at 13, he doesn't have plenty of years to come at all!
#34
On topic, I will pay you £198128902 to live in my dungeon.

/Josef F.

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