Are you 15 years old and looking for a job to make money? Sure, you’ve probably thought of this yourself, but it’s always useful to know exactly what work to do when you’re 15 years old. How many hours a week you can work and how much a job you earn as a 15-year-old. You can read those answers here.
What work can I do at 15 years old?
As a 15-year-old you’ve got plenty of opportunities to earn a living with a job after school, on weekends and of course during the holidays. You may be surprised at what jobs are open to you at 15. For example, you can work as a 15 year-old in a supermarket packing shelves or packing deliveries or shopping. You may not be allowed to work behind the counter yet, but you can work you way up to higher positions through time.
How much will I get paid and what are the rules?
As a 15 year old, you can only work 8 hours per week during the school term. During the holidays, you’re allowed to work up to 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week.
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.
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 ever do any heavy lifting, heavy-duty work and should never work during school hours. So, if you’re looking for a part time job while you study, make sure it won’t overlap with your school timetable.