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How to find jobs for 17 year olds in the UK

If you're a young person looking to earn a few pounds during the evening or weekends, then you're probably wondering where you can find jobs for 17 year olds in the UK. Lots of companies employ young people in a variety of positions, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find yourself a job.

As you aren't over 18, there will be a number of restrictions on how and when you can work. For a full list of your rights, check out the UK Employment website at direct.gov.uk. Basically, the law looks on you as a "Young Worker", which means you cannot work more than eight hours per day, or 40 hours per week. These hours can't be averaged out over a longer period, and they have to be stuck to stringently. You will also be entitled to a 30 minute break for every four and a half hour shift you work.

So now that you know your rights, where is the best place to find a job? Well, we recommend putting in the legwork and doing the rounds with some CVs if you are looking for casual employment, as this is still easily the best way to find yourself a job. Ask to speak to the manager when dropping in your CV as it will allow you to create a good impression in their eyes.

If you're looking for a slightly more substantial job, then we recommend you check out the young person's employment section on Job is Job, which you can find at jobisjob.co.uk/17-year-olds/jobs. This site has hundreds of listings for jobs for 17 year olds in the UK right now, so check it out and get your CV in!

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