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    Paper round at 14.. Also got a summer job at 15 building a loft conversion for a family friend with wages of just 75p an hour (still made 200+ that summer!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    with wages of just 75p an hour
    I forgot about babysitting - 60p an hour! (Wish that was all I had to pay the local teenagers now!)

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    I may try my local stables, does McDonalds hire 15 year olds?

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    Paper round at 13, kitchen assistant at 14, petrol station sales assistant at 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I may try my local stables, does McDonalds hire 15 year olds?
    Unlikely, you may have to wait until your 16.

    Paper round is probably the best bet - ask at local shops.

    You seem to know about computers? why not advertise your services?

    Advertise at you local shop
    "Computer/Laptop repairs
    Anything repaired
    *Upgrades
    *Repairs"
    etc etc.

    Fix computers and get paid good money

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    I used to deliver papers on a Sunday and earned about 3 for doing so. I only did it for two weeks as to be honest it wasn't worth getting out of bed for! My next job was in a local shop dealing with stock and helping customers and I did that for just under two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I may try my local stables, does McDonalds hire 15 year olds?
    I think they employ 15yo's if you can obtain permission paperwork from school and home (a green slip?) But you can only work 8 hours a week i think

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    I may try and get this green slip then.

    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    Unlikely, you may have to wait until your 16.

    Paper round is probably the best bet - ask at local shops.

    You seem to know about computers? why not advertise your services?

    Advertise at you local shop
    "Computer/Laptop repairs
    Anything repaired
    *Upgrades
    *Repairs"
    etc etc.

    Fix computers and get paid good money
    Was thinking about that but what would I need to get started?

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    This gives a pretty good run down on what you can and can't be employed to do at your age:

    http://www.netlawman.co.uk/info/empl...nger-staff.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I may try and get this green slip then.

    Was thinking about that but what would I need to get started?
    Get some advertisement into local newsagents windows/ etc.

    Charge an hourly rate for your service &/Or a one off fee for a fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comedydave View Post
    I think they employ 15yo's if you can obtain permission paperwork from school and home (a green slip?) But you can only work 8 hours a week i think
    I don't think that is true. I worked more than 8 hours when I was 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    hmm, I worked at a stables for a couple of years, then KP'd in a restaurant.

    The thing I'd say is not to go for something above your age range.

    most employers would think of someone so young as possibly unreliable and inexperienced.

    Once you've had a job you've instantly got someone to provide a reference, so subsequent job hunting shouldn't be so tough.

    look locally and ask around, don't just rely on the local rags
    Is that stables as in Lady Chatterley, and shovelling hay for old nags....or is that a typo and you mean staples - well known retailer of office type things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I don't think that is true. I worked more than 8 hours when I was 15.

    It is true ... see link in my earlier post:

    Permitted working times

    No child shall be employed during school hours
    No child under the age of 13, shall be employed in any occupation (except public performances - please see link on the left for Performance Licences for Children for further information)
    Children must have at least 2 weeks in a year, during School closures, during which they shall not work
    Maximum of 2 hours on a Sunday
    No child may commence work before 7:00 am
    No child may work after 7:00 pm

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    Permitted Working Times - Schooldays

    Maximum of 2 hours on a school day
    Maximum of 12 hours in any school week
    Maximum of 1 hours work prior to starting school

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    Permitted Working Times - Weekends and Holidays

    Child aged 13 - 14, maximum of 5 hours per day (excluding schooldays and Sundays) with a maximum of 25 hours in a non school week (any period of 7 consecutive days)
    Child aged 15 - 16, maximum of 8 hours per day (excluding schooldays and Sundays) with a maximum of 35 hours in a non school week (any period of 7 consecutive days)
    All children, if working for a continuous period of 4 hours, must have a break of at least one hour
    There's more detail on that link

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    Milkman
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    cnc operator for aerospace company
    electornics engineer
    now this job until i get bored which i wont because i have way to much fun

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    No child under the age of 13, shall be employed in any occupation (except public performances - please see link on the left for)

    Looks like the two Simons (Cowell and Fuller) can rest easy.

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