Hi Georgia - Many Hartlepool young people are approaching (telephoning, handing in basic CV) shops in the town centre, shopping precincts throughout the town and the marina inc. Mecca bingo and Vue cinema. The type of work you can do whilst at school is limited e.g. at 14 you can get a 'light work' part time job, but there are restrictions - you cannot work for more than two hours on a school day or on a Sunday. You cannot work during school hours, neither can you work before or after . During school holidays, you may not work for more than 5 hours a day nor for more than 25 hours a week. The restrictions on hours of work for those aged 15 and 16 (who have not reached school leaving age) are essentially the same as those that apply to 14 year olds: not before the close of school hours on any day he or she is required to attend school; not before 7.00am or after 7.00pm; not for more than two hours on any school day or 12 hours in any school week. Further information is available (particularly regarding what you can and cannot do) and I can post this to you if you forward your address details to me.
The following is a list of work 14 - 16 year olds can do: deliver newspapers and/or leaflets, shop work, shelf stacking, office work, hairdressing salon assistant, domestic work (house cleaning), agriculture and horticulture (gardening), car washing by hand in a private residential area, light work in a cafe or restaurant, light work in a stable. Work must NOT involve use of dangerous machines or chemicals etc. If you forward your address details I can forward to you a leaflet from the Council that explains in more depth what you can and cannot do and explain how to get a work permit. Unfortunately at this time we do not get many employers informing us of part-time positions they wish to fill (we are trying to address this issue this year). Regards Sam