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    Hourly rates, ASDA, Tesco etc

    When I get back from australia in November I'm hoping to get a new job. I'm nearly 17 & I think my current wage will rise to £4.30 which is pretty crap to be honest.

    Does anyone know how much places such as ASDA, Tesco, Morrisons & the Co-op give as an hourly rate for a 17 year old?

    Other places I have thought about are Leisure centres, what will the pay like be at places like these, bearing in mind they are government run. Also, for places such as Cannons Gym & JJB gyms will any qualifications be required to work at these companies & again if anyone has any knowlage of wages then I would appreciate any feedback.

    Any help would be appreciated, even if it's for similar jobs & not the places I have listed.

    Cheers
    James

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    tesco pay pretty well, i started @ 18 on 5.50 (3 years ago) i think 17 you get 4.80 or something close to that

    When I worked at asda they paid the same rate for all day staff whatever your age ,think it was £5 something then, must have gone up by now ,All night staff are paid the same wage over £7 But you have to be 18 to do nights

    Most likely the Minimum wage £3.40

    Asda pay you £6.03 and hour after 3 months and £5.87 in your probation period!!

    Jesus.

    I'm always shocked by how poorly supermarkets pay their staff. It's incredibly unfair. I've worked in shops myself, and I know first-hand that it's a constantly labourious job with practically zero perks besides the staff discount card. You can't listen to music. Can't nip out for a sly fag break when the mood fancies. There's no lulls, so you're always busy. And the 3hr 45m shifts they issue so they can avoid having to let people have breaks, it all just sucks.

    I spoke to a mate of mine the other day. Hadn't seen him for a couple of years. Turned out he was still working at Morrisons, where he'd been for some six years at that point. He was on £5.50 an hour. I get paid nearly twice that :oops:

    Original Poster

    Cheers for the replies, Asda sounds good, as does tesco.

    Popped into tesco before & asked about application forms & they arent doing them for a while as they have just layed off quite a few people at my local store. They might get more in for seasonal work over christmas though.

    Going to go into asda tomorrow & give JJB gyms a ring as we have one opening in about a month or two so they may be looking for people.

    Does anyone have an idea what the higher paid jobs are for 17 year olds, ie, places that give about £5.50 an hour or more?

    Cheers
    james

    Are you looking just for a part-time job whilst studying or is this the start of your long term career? If the latter I would seriously look into agencies and hope to be taken into a junior/apprentice role and learn your trade as you go.

    If its just a part-time role, in my experience the bigger the company the better the pay, but it shouldn't all be about the pay, how about getting a foot on the ladder in the field you want to work in, that should work out beneficial in the long run, and will probably mean better pay (because of experience) when you're qualified. Good Luck

    Tesco actually pay quite decently, compared to everything else. It's either a fiver or just under, plus if you work a sunday you get a 13quid fixed amount, plus time and a half.

    If you get a full time job, chances are your hourly rate will be a tad more than if you had a part-time job.

    Lidl pay the best afaik, about £7.80 - very decent.

    current hourly pay rate at Asda 7.16 day and 10 night. which I think is pretty decent

    gd_miester

    Lidl pay the best afaik, about £7.80 - very decent.


    you wouldnt have thought so judging by the customer service shown by the staff in the lidl stores I have been in

    chocci

    you wouldnt have thought so judging by the customer service shown by the … you wouldnt have thought so judging by the customer service shown by the staff in the lidl stores I have been in


    ofc they have to work 200% times as hard for 20% more pay vs tesco/asda etc

    I seem to think Aldi page a better wage than asda, tesco, sains, etc etc

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    Havince

    I seem to think Aldi page a better wage than asda, tesco, sains, etc etc



    don't they give you an Audi and 40k after 3 years service ?

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    brilly

    ofc they have to work 200% times as hard for 20% more pay vs tesco/asda … ofc they have to work 200% times as hard for 20% more pay vs tesco/asda etc



    And I admire them for that. Good on the Aldi/Lidl staff, they work bloody hard.

    I have a theory about Aldi & Lidl, I reckon all the tills that sit unused aren't even real, they're dummies. To give customers the impression they're scrimping on staff to keep their prices down.

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    Rubisco

    I have a theory about Aldi & Lidl, I reckon all the tills that sit unused … I have a theory about Aldi & Lidl, I reckon all the tills that sit unused aren't even real, they're dummies. To give customers the impression they're scrimping on staff to keep their prices down.



    The tills at Aldi are dynamic. One is always open at mine, when that overflows call for another, when that overflows call for another etc etc.

    Very efficient compared to Tesco, when I see 7 people sat at checkouts when there are virtually no customers in store.

    ewwaxo

    don't they give you an Audi and 40k after 3 years service ?



    was there a joke in there somewhere?

    You need to take drugs before you go shopping in Aldi, makes me feel sick the speed they whizz your shopping through. They should at least say ready steady go.

    If there are any call centres in area try them. Working in sales for say Sky, Virgin, O2, Orange etc give you basic hourly rate and incentives where you could easily double your monthly salary. Not bad for a entry level job.

    Just a shame this thread is now almost 6 years old and thus the OP is either doing something with his life, or spending his JSA on White Lightning.

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    moose109

    Just a shame this thread is now almost 6 years old and thus the OP is … Just a shame this thread is now almost 6 years old and thus the OP is either doing something with his life, or spending his JSA on White Lightning.



    I suppose he will no have an answer to that age old interview question "Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?"

    God I hate that question!

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    Havince

    was there a joke in there somewhere?



    Yeah it's an aldi but it's a goodie X)

    OldEnglish

    You need to take drugs before you go shopping in Aldi, makes me feel sick … You need to take drugs before you go shopping in Aldi, makes me feel sick the speed they whizz your shopping through. They should at least say ready steady go.



    id rather they do that than have some old fart on there that takes forever

    KillFelix

    I suppose he will no have an answer to that age old interview question … I suppose he will no have an answer to that age old interview question "Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?"God I hate that question!



    So do I, because you really can't say what you want, which is either of these:

    a) Doing something, anything but flipping those damn burgers
    b) Your job

    Not had a pay rise in over 3 years,yet ever 2nd week some spotty kid get's a pay rise on their minimum wage.
    Give it another 3 years & we will all be on the same wage.I'll stop cooking great meals for customers & will instead just wash the dishes.

    WheresMeNuts

    Not had a pay rise in over 3 years,yet ever 2nd week some spotty kid … Not had a pay rise in over 3 years,yet ever 2nd week some spotty kid get's a pay rise on their minimum wage.Give it another 3 years & we will all be on the same wage.I'll stop cooking great meals for customers & will instead just wash the dishes.



    id get a new job

    I would,but in my trade I find that the higher earners are having to foot the bill on the forced pay rises that the minimum rate people are receiving.
    Something has to give.

    Havince

    was there a joke in there somewhere?



    There Asda be a joke, surely

    FearTheBassPlayer

    There Asda be a joke, surely


    just a lidl one

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    brilly

    just a lidl one



    Aldi you know for sure?

    Original Poster

    moose109

    Just a shame this thread is now almost 6 years old and thus the OP is … Just a shame this thread is now almost 6 years old and thus the OP is either doing something with his life, or spending his JSA on White Lightning.



    Yeah it's a bit of an old thread....

    I finished my Mathematics degree yesterday and will be starting work with Lloyds bank in September. How things have changed!

    James...

    Yeah it's a bit of an old thread....I finished my Mathematics degree … Yeah it's a bit of an old thread....I finished my Mathematics degree yesterday and will be starting work with Lloyds bank in September. How things have changed!



    Congratulations on your degree and new job.

    For the benefit of those who were subscribed can you tell us where you were working from age 17

    current hourly pay rate at Tesco £7.84 day and £10.50 night. which I think is pretty decent

    God love Aldi, cheap prices, great stock and good wages.

    op is prob a manager by now

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    Rupz

    Congratulations on your degree and new job. For the benefit of those who … Congratulations on your degree and new job. For the benefit of those who were subscribed can you tell us where you were working from age 17



    Oops - I missed this!

    At 17 I was working at Wynsors World of Shoes in a bright orange shirt. Minimum wage, though not quite sure what this was.
    Then at 18 I started working in a pub also, again on minimum wage.
    Just before uni I got a contract to work with Natwest to cover sickness in branches which was £7.50.
    Then at uni I worked various minimum wage bars and restaurants with a year working in credit risk for LBG during my degree.
    Now I'm on their graduate scheme and on a proper salary doubling anything I've had before. But the exams along side it mean my weekends are spent writing essays. Still, I'll have free time one day...

    Original Poster

    So stick with it kids - even if the pay's crap the experience is invaluable. Some friends who have higher class degrees than me are still looking for work. The difference is they've never had a job...
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