We take a look at suitable summer jobs for 16 year olds

These days finding a summer job can play a very big part in the development of young adults. Not only do they get to learn the real value of money, but they are also put in a position where they have to interact with all kinds of people, which can really help to build character and strengthen personality.

However it's not as easy as it used to be to find summer jobs for 16 year olds. Since there are so many people out of work these days, it's not just a case of walking into a store and declaring your interest in finding a job any more. Instead you're going to need to take an exceptionally focussed approach to have any chance of finding work at all.

While we do recommend the retail sector as an excellent place to find summer jobs for 16 year olds, we also suggest that you take a look at more seasonal positions too. If you want to work in retail, then the supermarket chains are your best chance at success. There are plenty of huge companies across the United Kingdom willing to take on 16 year olds for limited hours, such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons.

However another good approach is to search your area for fun fairs or other seasonal leisure based activities. Amusement parks are another excellent source of summer jobs for 16 year olds. However you need to be aware of the fact that, since you're under 17, you won't be entitled to the full minimum wage of £5.93. Instead you will only be entitled to £3.64 per hour.

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