Working while you're still at school

You can get a part-time job while you're still at school but you're only allowed to do some types of work and can only work certain hours.

The youngest age you can work part-time is 13.  There are types of work that you can and cannot do and you can only work certain hours (see below).

By law you must also have a work permit.

Norfolk County Council has lots of information on it's website about child employment where you can also download a work permit application form.

The following information is taken from GOV UK's information on child-employment

During term time

You can work a maximum of 12 hours per week, this includes:

  • a maximum of 2 hours on school days and Sundays
  • a maximum of 5 hours on Saturdays for 13-14 year olds, or 8 hours for 15-16 year olds
  • you cannot work before 7.00am or after 7.00pm
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In the school holidays

13-14 year olds can work a maximum of 25 hours a week.  This includes:

  • a maximum of 5 hours on weekdays and Saturdays
  • a maximum of 2 hours on Sunday

15-16 year olds can 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
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