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Saturday Jobs for Teenagers: Rules, Regulations and Options

Many school-aged individuals apply for Saturday jobs. For teenagers, Saturdays can be the only realistic time for them to work -- particularly for teens younger than 15, as they are legally restricted from working more than 2 hours on a school day and on Sundays.

Saturday Work Hours

All teenagers above the age of 13 are eligible to work on a Saturday. Jobs for teenagers aged between 13-14 can require no more than five hours of work, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday jobs for teenagers aged 15-16 can require eight-hour shifts. Restrictions do not apply for teenage workers over the age of 16.

Typical Saturday Jobs for Teenagers

Some of the more stereotypical Saturday jobs teenagers can do include delivering papers or milk, babysitting, or washing cars.

Other jobs include retail positions -- for example, sweeping up hair and coordinating appointments at a hairdressers, working as an usher at a cinema, washing dishes at a restaurant, or working the cash register at a store.

Teenagers can work as a waiter or waitress in a cafe or restaurant, do agricultural or horticultural jobs, such as picking strawberries, take on a cleaning job -- in a hotel or bed and breakfast, for example -- or work cleaning out stalls, grooming horses and polishing tack at a riding stables.

Teenage Wages

The national minimum wage regulations don't apply to teens under the age of 16, so teenage wages can literally be anything the company is willing to pay and a teenager is willing to accept. Commonly, though, teenagers in basic first time jobs can expect to earn up to £3 per hour.

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