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Finding a part time or Saturday job

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You can get more than just money out of part time work, on Saturday or any other day. You can learn a lot about yourself, the reality of working life, and pick up some new skills too.

Finding a job

It’s not always easy to find a Saturday job, but you can do a lot to improve your chances. Look at ‘Hints and tips’ for some practical ideas on how to get that job! 

First things first

If you’re still at school and under sixteen, check the hours that you can work. Your school will have information on this from your local council. As a general rule, you must be at least 13 years old to get a part time job. If you are between 13 and 16, you should apply for a work permit. Your school or council office will have copies of the application form. 

You can find more information on this in the Employment rights for young people article.

Hints and tips

Other things to consider

Cracked it!

Don’t forget that, as well as the money, you’re also getting a lot of valuable work experience. With luck you’ll also get some training. Remember to mention all of this in your CV, or college and university applications.

And finally, once you find a part time job don’t be tempted to overdo it. It can be easy to get carried away by the prospect of working extra hours for more money, but if it starts to affect your studies you need to stop and think about your long-term interests. 

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