• If you are doing a job, placement or work experience, you are able to work for up to eight hours per day, and no more than 40 hours per week. You are covered by the minimum wage legislation.
  • Vacancies advertised by your Careers Service are usually paid at the higher rate of minimum wage. See our minimum wage page for more details.
  • You will not be able to undertake certain jobs which require workers to be 18 or over, for example working in a bar.
  • DirectGov website has more details on rules applying to young workers.