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    Getting a job at 16.

    To pay for the Skiiing trip (most of you know about) I'm gonna need to get a job. Now am almost 15, so over a year away til I'm 16, but what is the procedure for 16 year olds getting a job in the likes of a supermarket, in particular Morrisons. (I know Sainsbury's won't let me because of my brithday and the others are just too far away. Would mean travelling and incurring more cost.)

    Are Morrisons good with 16 year olds/young employees or should I look somewhere else? Looking for a big chain ideally as that would be a safer option for pay etc.

    Thanks for every comment and help you give.

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    You need to have your national insurance number.... ONce you have that you can become employed....

    Banned

    get down to your local market hall, see if they have any jobs, my daughter has had a saturday job since she was 15

    were are you based, I own a restaurant in London, I can give you a job

    money under the table obz, i roll hot

    or be a paper boy lol

    try for a cash in hand job,no strings attached

    I don't think a big supermarket chain will employ you, it'll have to be more casual than that at 14.

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    Try every single local business near you. I worked in a butchers when I was 14.

    Tell everyone you know you're looking for work and get them to keep an eye out. Most of these kinds of jobs are filled by someone who knows someone!

    boothy;7977709

    try for a cash in hand job,no strings attached



    Thats what i did since i was 14 for easter and summer with the odd weekends i worked in a chip shop and earned myself £5 per hour cash in hand, often doing approx. 30 hours a week.
    Was a nice earner, what i'd give just to do that again for a little while/on the side :whistling:

    Paper boy?
    £20-25 a week

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    sassie;7977684

    get down to your local market hall, see if they have any jobs, my … get down to your local market hall, see if they have any jobs, my daughter has had a saturday job since she was 15



    Market hall? :oops:
    black gerbil1;7977693

    were are you based, I own a restaurant in London, I can give you a … were are you based, I own a restaurant in London, I can give you a jobmoney under the table obz, i roll hotor be a paper boy lol



    None of your comments please, unless you're actually being helpful.

    whatsThePoint;7977704

    Look everywhere, if you are lucky enough to be offered more than one job, … Look everywhere, if you are lucky enough to be offered more than one job, take which suits you best



    We don't have much, mainly supermarkets in our town, we have WH Smith, Greggs, Banks & Farmfoods. Then the supermarkets. Theres also a Homebase about 2 miles away.

    boothy;7977709

    try for a cash in hand job,no strings attached



    What sort of jobs does that?

    rose_cat_jr;7977726

    I don't think a big supermarket chain will employ you, it'll have to be … I don't think a big supermarket chain will employ you, it'll have to be more casual than that at 14.


    I know, thats why the title says 16. :thumbsup:

    find out if any local businesses/takeaways need flyers or leaflets handing out, might give you X amount of cash for the day to do it

    dontdothatagain;7977801

    What sort of jobs does that?



    Lots of places do, especially for casual work, small fast food shops, stools, markets, small businesses, telesales, etc.

    Can you drive a scooter at 16?

    Pizza hut delivery if you can

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    boothy;7977709

    try for a cash in hand job,no strings attached



    :w00t:

    Best bet is asking in smaller independant businesses

    I worked in a hairdressers when I was 14 - washing hair, sweeping floors, making tea etc

    My brother got a job in a fishing tackle shop when he was also 14

    Good luck

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    dontdothatagain;7977801

    Market hall? :oops::



    she dont look like that at the end of the day when he gives her her wage:whistling:


    actually she loves her job, she has had the chance to move now she is 16, but loves the staff and the customers so stays

    boothy;7977709

    try for a cash in hand job,no strings attached



    hncb0809;7977864

    :w00t:



    :shock:

    JaYy_dOg;7977795

    Paper boy?£20-25 a week



    blimey :w00t:
    My son does a paper round 6 mornings a week, takes him approx 45 minutes to do on his bike and gets £11 :?

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    sassie;7977892

    she dont look like that at the end of the day when he gives her her … she dont look like that at the end of the day when he gives her her wage:whistling:actually she loves her job, she has had the chance to move now she is 16, but loves the staff and the customers so stays



    How much does she get paid approx, if you dont mind me asking?

    whatsThePoint;7977919

    start your own business, cleaning cars at £5 a time



    Thats what my dad keeps saying :lol:

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    bitseylango;7977933

    blimey :w00t: My son does a paper round 6 mornings a week, takes him … blimey :w00t: My son does a paper round 6 mornings a week, takes him approx 45 minutes to do on his bike and gets £11 :?



    Less than £2 a day, and having to get up earlier. No thanks.:thinking:

    dontdothatagain;7977959

    Less than £2 a day, and having to get up earlier. No thanks.:thinking:



    dont blame you, I certainly wouldnt bother, but he seems to enjoy it...........strange boy :-D

    My eldest worked in a restaurant kitchen as a pot-washer from the age of 14 cash in hand then went to WHSmith part time when he was 16. :thumbsup:

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    bitseylango;7978008

    dont blame you, I certainly wouldnt bother, but he seems to enjoy … dont blame you, I certainly wouldnt bother, but he seems to enjoy it...........strange boy :-DMy eldest worked in a restaurant kitchen as a pot-washer from the age of 14 cash in hand then went to WHSmith part time when he was 16. :thumbsup:



    As long as he enjoys it. It's money at the end of the day.

    There are several bars/eat-out places within the town, so will have a call round and see what there is.

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    Gardening business, summer is coming :thumbsup:

    Sorry, I don't quite follow this then. You are 14, but you are asking about now about getting a job at 16? In over a years time?

    Try McDonald's when you're 16. Hard work but it can be worth it if you pull your weight and impress. Plenty of opportunities for promotion, and you could be on £2 or more over the minimum wage (for a 16 year old) if you do well.

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    rose_cat_jr;7978126

    Sorry, I don't quite follow this then. You are 14, but you are asking … Sorry, I don't quite follow this then. You are 14, but you are asking about now about getting a job at 16? In over a years time?



    Yeah.
    nickw90;7978136

    Try McDonald's when you're 16. Hard work but it can be worth it if you … Try McDonald's when you're 16. Hard work but it can be worth it if you pull your weight and impress. Plenty of opportunities for promotion, and you could be on £2 or more over the minimum wage (for a 16 year old) if you do well.



    Sounds great, unfortunately, just now (there are plans for one in the town) the nearest is over 18 miles away, but will bear in mind.

    It is good that you are keen but things have changed recently in that many more people who were working full time, now might have a number of part time jobs instead because that is all they can get.

    The market for younger workers has shrunk drastically in the pat 2 years due to the recession. Hopefully things will have improved by the time you get there. Just be as outgoing as you can and network+++ put it about that you want work and hopefully something will happen. Keeness has to be demonstrated

    OP I hopeyou get something :thumbsup:

    my lad has been after one, Sainsburys, Homebase , B&Q etc, but they are all done online whic involves work related scenarios on the application forms, but if you've never worked at the place or had no work experience, not sure how you will know the "answers".

    Back in the day I got my paper round at 12 years old and did it til I was 17. 7 days a week.

    [COLOR="Red"]Start up your own business.[/COLOR]

    The JFK;7979016

    [COLOR=Red]Start up your own business.[/COLOR]



    You mean like you did, being your own pimp?

    Most local pub/restaurant places will take you on as pot wash come general kitchen gopher. They may even let you go front of house and do some waitering which means tips. I worked in a restaurant from 15 until I left uni. Over that time learnt most jobs, from kitchen, to bar to stock management etc.

    Whatever job you do, get in there before the summer as you should be able to pick up a lot of extra hours as holiday cover when all the regular, older staff go on their summer holidays.

    Happy job hunting.

    i dont think the big supermarkets take you unless your 18, thts wht it was round me at skl

    16 micoo, that's why they have the "This cashier is under 18" signs. Then they have to ask permission when selling alcohol to anyone.

    pinkleponkle;7980189

    16 micoo, that's why they have the "This cashier is under 18" signs. … 16 micoo, that's why they have the "This cashier is under 18" signs. Then they have to ask permission when selling alcohol to anyone.



    never seen them in my life lol, but the ones near me definately didnt hire under 18s

    Try volunteering at an Oxfam or similar charity shop for a few hours a week until you're 16, it will make you stand out compared with other applicants your age as you'll have some sort of retail experience.

    shine shoes like Tommy D from goodfella's you might become a wiseguy:thumbsup:

    When I worked at tesco (I was 18) I remember laughing when I found out the others under 18 were on a crappy wage as minimum wage didnt count on under 18s

    iglimpse;7978615

    It is good that you are keen but things have changed recently in that … It is good that you are keen but things have changed recently in that many more people who were working full time, now might have a number of part time jobs instead because that is all they can get. The market for younger workers has shrunk drastically in the pat 2 years due to the recession. Hopefully things will have improved by the time you get there. Just be as outgoing as you can and network+++ put it about that you want work and hopefully something will happen. Keeness has to be demonstrated



    FFS... If someone really wanted a job, they can get out and get one it is REALLY as easy as that believe it or not. I haven't found a problem finding one. This recession BS excuse is a load of crap. :thumbsup:

    To OP. Supermarkets will take you at 16 but will probs make you work on shelving etc... and not on tills.
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