You have almost reached the eligible age for a National Insurance number which will open up your job opportunities to new horizons. So, the question is, how can you earn money in the meantime? There are a number of possible jobs for 15 year olds which you wouldn’t expect, so keep reading for our top jobs for teenagers.
Which jobs for 15 year olds are there in the UK?
Many independent cafes and restaurants are willing to take on 15 year olds; to help with serving customers and any general tasks that may need completing. Another job for 15 year olds could be becoming a kitchen porter, which usually involves washing up dishes and cleaning the kitchen during and after the restaurant is open.
If working in a restaurant doesn’t take your fancy, why not try blogging as a part time job? You could create your own website and write about anything and everything! The best part is, if your blog becomes a success, you can earn money with showing adverts on your site and writing articles reviewing products.
How much will I get paid and what are the rules?
As a 15 year old, you unfortunately are not entitled to the national minimum wage, which means you and the employer may have to negotiate a wage for the work you are completing. The wage rate is currently £4.20 for under 18s therefore you should aim for a figure similar to this.
During term time, 15 year olds can work up to 2 hours on a school day and Sunday, and no more than 8 hours on a Saturday. The hours for school holidays are more flexible, with the maximum set at 8 hours for weekdays and Saturdays and at 2 hours for Sundays.
It’s important to ensure you are being treated well in your part time job, with regular breaks and fair hours. According to the government rules, 15 year olds shouldn’t work before 7am or after 7pm and should not be working during school hours. So, if you are looking for a part time job while you study, make sure it won’t conflict with your lesson times.
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