Work & Careers


Just left school - thinking about employment options?

Looking for work to support your studies?

Wondering what work you can do to earn a little bit of cash?

There are a number of things you need to know about the law for young people who want to work.

There are special laws to protect the employment rights of young workers. These concern your health and safety, what jobs you can do, when you can work, and how many hours you can work. These laws are very strict and an employer can be prosecuted for breaking them.

  • In this information child is someone under 14 and young person is someone aged 14 or over but under 18.

What's a CV (Curriculum Vitae)?

Your CV is an advert about you. You should use it to sell yourself to an employer. You should not lie on your CV.

If you have not got a CV or you want to to get some tips on making your CV stand out try some of the links on the right of this page.