Are you looking for jobs for 18-year-olds? Then you have come to the right place! Here on StudentJob, we have lots of jobs for students and graduates. We also have ideal jobs for your first job! Being 18 means, you’re officially an adult, and that also means you are entitled to full workers rights and entitlements. If you’re looking for your first job, make sure you have read all of below, to make sure you understand your rights before you sign any new job contract. While you’re here, don’t forget to register with us and start applying for jobs for 18-year-olds. Don’t have a CV yet? Don’t worry; we have a free CV maker that you can use, too.
How to get a job at 18, isn’t that hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re still at college or uni, or if you have recently graduated. One of the best ways to get a job at your age is social media and becoming a networking guru. Make sure you have a LinkedIn profile and fill it out just like you would a CV. A lot of recruiters search through LinkedIn looking for fresh graduates or young workers - so make sure you’re always available for when a recruiter contacts you. Remember to keep your LinkedIn profile professional and clean.
Another way to get a job at 18 is to start asking your friends and family if they know of any job openings at their place of work. If you’re worried about a lack of experience in your chosen area, why don’t you see if any internships or apprenticeships are going? Not only is this a great way to get your foot in the door, but its also a fantastic way to get that experience.
Now that you’re 18, in the eyes of the law, you’re now an adult. How many hours can an 18-year-old work depends on what sort of job contract you have and what kind of job you’re doing. However, the maximum amount of hours an adult in the UK can work 40 hours a week. You must also be paid via the PAYE (pay as you earn system) so that you’re taxed on your income. How much an 18-year-old can earn, will also vary from job to job. You must be paid at least the minimum wage per hour for your age bracket. The current minimum wage for an 18-year-old in the UK is £6.15. If you’re not being paid at least this amount, then your boss is breaking the law!
If you’re still studying, or you simply need more experience for your CV, then having a part-time job is a great idea. Luckily, we have lots of part-time jobs for 18-year-olds. Make sure you register with us and set up email alerts in case you can’t find the perfect part-time job for you in your area right now. These jobs are popular after all. You could find yourself dog walking during lunch, or helping cover shits in any large or small businesses.
Stuck for ideas for a good first job for 18-year-olds? Don’t worry, we have some cool ideas for you! Some of these job ideas will either give you more valuable experience or simply helo you when you need some extra cash. Again, with all these job ideas, make sure you’re being paid at least the minimum wage. Have a look at some of our job ideas below;
Make sure you register with us to get the best possible job hunting experience via StudentJob. While you’re here, why don’t have a look at our Career Advice, and become an expert in working laws now that you’re officially an adult. There is no harm in knowing what is good practise or not.
We at StudentJob wish you the best of luck if you’re continuing your studies and on your job search.