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#770390 - 20th Feb 2013 8:32pm 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends)
Sallybear Offline
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Registered: 5th Apr 2009
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Hi, just wondering about peoples thoughts on my daughter really. She has a 9 week summer holiday from school this year (incredible I know - not happy one bit!), and absolutely nothing to do in the week.

She would happily work for 5 days, but would probably prefer 2 or 3 days really, they don't even have to be full days. Pay isn't an issue, anything really would do. She lives in the Oxton area but is quite able to travel to most of Wirral or Liverpool.

She has had a paid job at the stables that she has ridden at for the last few years but it's only at the weekend and isn't available this year as she now volunteers weekends at another stables for a wider range of experiences. Her work at the stables has given her quite wide experiences with others of the same age, as well as young kids, young people with disabilities as well as adults. She is eager and happy to work doing anything really.

So if anyone needs someone or knows of somewhere that would employ a 15 year old, let me know. I'm not doing this for her, just testing the water really.


Edited by Sallybear (20th Feb 2013 8:33pm)

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#770410 - 20th Feb 2013 9:06pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
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pont 1: 9 weeks... really??? jesus christ!

point 2: would she consider voluntary work??? it looks better on a future CV if it were voluntary than paid. though obviously to be paid is nice xD just as voluntary work opens more doors as employers aren't paying you, they appreciate the help. just something to consider, otherwise what areas would she like to work in?

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#770412 - 20th Feb 2013 9:10pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: j_demo]
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Originally Posted By: j_demo
pont 1: 9 weeks... really??? jesus christ!

point 2: would she consider voluntary work??? it looks better on a future CV if it were voluntary than paid. though obviously to be paid is nice xD just as voluntary work opens more doors as employers aren't paying you, they appreciate the help. just something to consider, otherwise what areas would she like to work in?


As in here.... http://www.wirralcvs.org.uk/

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#770419 - 20th Feb 2013 9:28pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
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Thanks for the advice. She is doing voluntary work at weekends now, she gave up her paid position at the stables for a volunteer role at another stables. She isn't getting paid any more but works Sat and Sun so a few pennies would be good for her really, especially as she loves the cinema so much I am struggling to afford to keep letting her go.

And 9 weeks, I know. Shocking, I still keep checking the school diary just to make sure!!

She said she would do anything, but she has two loves, one is the outdoors, horses, walking, riding and the other is a fascination to Cinema and Music, pretty much like every other kid her age. She is very meticulous and hard working, perhaps some admin, filing work would be good. She wants to go into law, so some office experience might be interesting.

I have my first job at 10, 1 hour a day stocking the fridge in a newsagents after school. Then I worked in the morning in a Green Grocers, and the afternoon in a pet shop, all on a Saturday. I have always been really FOR kids doing work.

I will see about the voluntary side of things too, I suppose the main thing is for her to do something with her summer that she would enjoy and get something out of.

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#770421 - 20th Feb 2013 9:37pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
shar215 Offline
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sallybear ..i have got three kids my oldest got a job when she was 16 ..and guesse what she got paid for it .

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#770423 - 20th Feb 2013 9:52pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
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sorry only got half of the post .. my oldest daughter has worked from the age of 16 ,part time till she was 18 ..and full time ever since . i hope every young person who wants to work should be paid for the hours thet put in ..

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#770445 - 20th Feb 2013 10:44pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
Sallybear Offline
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I think a young person who has parents or other adults paying rent/mortgage and bills don't need as much per hour as an adult on a living wage, or even minimum wage, but I would like my daughter to get something for extra work over and above her weekend voluntary work. I was 10 and worked for 1 an hour, then at 13 got 1.50 an hour in one shop for the mornings and 2.50 an hour for afternoons in another shop on a Saturday. That earned me about 21 per week. At that time, on the dole or Income Support, you got 19 per week to live on, so I reckon I had it pretty good.

I hope she finds something. I heard the WH Smith might take under 16s but only on a Saturday which is a shame.

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#770473 - 21st Feb 2013 12:11am Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
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Registered: 7th Sep 2010
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good for you for encouraging your daughter to work at such a young age, it will give her confidence and character which will stand her in good stead for the rest of her life: I sincerely hope she finds something that suits her. smile

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#770809 - 21st Feb 2013 10:33pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
arwen444 Offline
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Registered: 18th Jul 2011
Posts: 84
Loc: wallasey
two of my daughters started at 15 in the seaside cafe and the donut/icecream shop on the prom . only temp for the summer but it gave them both some experience to get other jobs when they turned 16. give them a try when it starts getting warmer.

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#770943 - 22nd Feb 2013 1:25pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
little_pob Offline
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Registered: 30th May 2008
Posts: 444
Loc: Upton
The laws on child employment are much more strict these days.
Quote:

Children are not allowed to work:
  • before 7am or after 7pm
  • for more than 4 hours without taking a break of at least 1 hour
  • in most jobs in pubs and betting shops and those prohibited in local bylaws
  • in any work that may be harmful to their health, well-being or education
  • without having a 2-week break from any work during the school holidays in each calendar year

During school holidays 15 to 16-year-olds can only work a maximum of 35 hours a week. This includes:
  • a maximum of 8 hours on weekdays and Saturdays
  • a maximum of 2 hours on Sunday

Source: https://www.gov.uk/child-employment/restrictions-on-child-employment


As she's interested in law, I'd suggest that she rings round solicitors to see if she can get some sort of internship over the summer.

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#770944 - 22nd Feb 2013 1:37pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: Sallybear]
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Registered: 17th Jan 2010
Posts: 872
Loc: Here
My 16 year old has been trying to find weekend work since she was 13, unfortunately due to H&S and insurance costs many employers simply say no. She has tried local shops etc and no joy at all, maybe 10% take her number and 90% just say they wont employ kids who are still in school.

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#770952 - 22nd Feb 2013 2:04pm Re: 15 y/o needs job for the summer (not weekends) [Re: dizdazdoz]
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