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United Kingdom

How old do you have to be to work in the UK?


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October 19, 2011 9:38PM

Well it all depends really on where you want to work?

You have to be legally 13 to work anywhere in the UK except from your house doing jobs and chores for your parents/guardian's!

But at 13 , you can do newspaper rounds , work /help out in a family business and baby sitting.

When you are 14 there are much more jobs you can do such as;

  • Agricultural or horticultural work.
  • Working in a shop. (stacking shelves and sweeping floors)
  • Working in a hairdressers.(sweeping floors, making drinks)
  • Washing cars (not in a garage).
  • In a café or restaurant.
  • Working in a riding stables.
  • Domestic work in hotels.