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Every Parent wants to teach their kids a little about money management and get them into the entrepreneurial spirit. But most of all I think every kid wants to earn some cash to help them get a bit more pocket money.
There are of course a number of hurdles which need to be navigated in order to let children have jobs. The main factor is how old they are, if you are looking for a job for a 14 year old it will be a lot harder than finding work for a 17 year old.
Youth Jobs are available however, all over the place in fact. The majority of them are very casual for example doing some gardening or cleaning cars etc. I highly recommend trying to teach them to earn their own money which isn’t dictated by an employer. That’s what I did and now I run this site!
There are obviously different laws for different countries and states regarding wages and age.
for the UK the rules are below
- No one under 13 can work
- At 13 children can do light work, for example shop work or a paper round
- At 14 children can be employed in a larger range of jobs, but there are restrictions. They can not work in factories or on a building site, for example
- When a child has reached 16 and has left school, they are called young workers, with more rights than other children but not the same as someone 18 or over, who has the same work rights as an adult
- A child may not work more than 12 hours a week during term/school time
- Child employment laws are clearly laid out on the government’s website:Click here
Teenagers aged 16 or 17 who are no longer in school, aka ” Young Workers”, are allowed to work up to 40 hours a week and 8 hours per day. They must have two days a week off . They are also not allowed to work between 10pm0 and 06am with some exceptions.
The basic rules on legal working hours for 13 and 14 year olds’ jobs during the holidays are:
- They can work for up to five hours on a week day or a Saturday
- They can only work up to 25 hours a week during holidays
- They can not work for more than two hours on a Sunday
- They can not work before 07:00 or after 19:00 on any day
For 15 and 16 year olds’ jobs:
- They are allowed to work for up to eight hours, for 35 hours a week
- They can not work for more than two hours on a Sunday
for the US have a look here
Are you looking for a job as a 16 year old. We have many jobs for 16 year olds.
Many people ask what a good job for them is so we felt that it would be a good idea to post our opinions. The only problem however is that it is very much dependant on the person. But we will do our best to give you inside knowledge that will hopefully give you an idea.
Sounds pretty harmless right? Well it’s allright if you have a heavily sedated child or a work indulged 7 year old but I’m not sure how many of those there are. It can be a fairly good job with good pay for sitting on a sofa watching TV.
TIP: Don’t take jobs where very young children are involved (nappy changing, and bathing a stranger is not pleasant)
Average pay: You should get payed around £5 per hour and it will usually last 4 hours, so £20 but remember that you’re not exactly doing much to earn that!
Working in a restaurant / cafe
Sit in a restaurant and watch the waiters then you’ll get an idea as to what it is like. It is often stressful but if you are a waiter or waitress then so long as you interact with the customers then it shouldn’t be too bad (and you’ll get some pretty chunky tips.) Washing dishes is probably the most dull job but money is money!
TIP: Don’t be rude to the customers and write down their orders. No tips on how to wash dishes just use a bit of fairy liquid 😉
Average pay: Often the restaurants will pay you different prices depending on your age e.g £3.50 for 16 year olds, £4.50 for 17 year olds and £5.50+ if you’re above the age of 18. But don’t let that put you off as there are usually nice tips £5 ish per table and you will serve several tables in a night. Just not if you work behind the scenes.
Promotions / commissions
Not good if you’re lazy but if you are hard working and really want some good pay then promoting is a good option. If you are selling tickets you will often be payed £3+ per ticket and often freebies worth higher value. This means that you only need to sell 10 tickets and you’ve got £30 and maybe another free ticket worth £25 so that’s a fairly easy £55. The basis of being payed on a commission works in favour of both you and the employer. Also you will probably be given the job no matter what. There are companies that have teenage promoters. 14, 15,16 year olds can promote for Capital VIP, 16, 17, 18 year olds can promote for let’s go crazy, under the radar, mashed up etc. and there are countless student promotions. Just contact whoever puts the event on.
TIP: Use facebook to its limits creating groups, events, pages, posting images, status’ and links.
Average pay: roughly 20% although if it is not events promotions it will often be less.
It’s a lot of peoples dreams to be a model, so getting payed to do it isn’t exactly work to many. It is however tiresome (I’m told) long days of lots of work looking beautiful. Teenage models are not desperately sought after but anybody from the age of 16 upwards should be good. there’s a general minimum of 5’8″ although many agency’s require higher. There’s basicly two categories; you’re either a child model or and adult model. You can apply to many of their websites but do be wary as you don’t really have a clue who’s on the other end. Oh and get your parents consent. Students especially fashion students have a good chance.
TIP: Don’t edit the photos you send them as this will lower your chances of being selected as it limits your looks, they look for potential!
Average Pay: The average pay for modelling really varies it could be anywhere from £50, £200 or a couple of thousand but it all depends on who you are working for
If you can’t find a job on our site then you can be assured that it was a lot easier than walking into every shop on the high street. But you haven’t succeeded yet. What next?
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Secondly from our experience there are no more jobsites which have many jobs for under 25’s so I’m afraid you’re going to have to walk in and out in search of a job. This may be tiresome but ultimately you’ll get the reward. The big mistake not to make is when after you’ve been rejected by 20 shops you go in downhearted and leave a bad impression. Go with a friend!
There are many companies looking to employ 16 year olds and upwards because they can get away with relatively low wages. Your best bet is to try the smaller shops as they have more flexibility with who to employ, often working for them is a nicer environment (so long as you’re not on your own)