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    Right, I've recently left school and have applied for several jobs with no luck so far. My mum reckons I should go and sign on just to get some money every week until I manage to get a job, but I seem to remember being told that you couldn't sign on until you were 18. Any help?
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    Right, I've recently left school and have applied for several jobs with no luck so far. My mum reckons I should go and sign on just to get some money every week until I manage to get a job, but I seem to remember being told that you couldn't sign on until you were 18. Any help?
    I was told that you can't sign on until you have left full time education. (Which I think they class as the September following your GCSE exams.)

    I, however, went to college to get some A Levels instead of working full time, and I think I made the best choice.

    You will be ripped off if you go to work now, as the minimum wage for under 18s is only 3.70 or something.

    You're better off going to college and finding a course that suits your way of learning!

    You may also be entitled to EMA, and you can work part time as lots of students do, and your parents will probably help you out - so consider staying in education!

    Good luck

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    (Original post by Acaila)
    Right, I've recently left school and have applied for several jobs with no luck so far. My mum reckons I should go and sign on just to get some money every week until I manage to get a job, but I seem to remember being told that you couldn't sign on until you were 18. Any help?
    You can't if your going to University after summer. There are benefit procedures for 16-18 year olds I think but not applicable if going to uni/further education.
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    Ah well, at least I can get out of going to the Job Centre tomorrow then . Hopefully this will shut my mum up :rolleyes:

    (Original post by Motherless Child)
    I was told that you can't sign on until you have left full time education. (Which I think they class as the September following your GCSE exams.)

    I, however, went to college to get some A Levels instead of working full time, and I think I made the best choice.

    You will be ripped off if you go to work now, as the minimum wage for under 18s is only 3.70 or something.

    You're better off going to college and finding a course that suits your way of learning!

    You may also be entitled to EMA, and you can work part time as lots of students do, and your parents will probably help you out - so consider staying in education!

    Good luck

    Motherless Child
    Thanks for the help, but I'm going to uni after the summer. Probably should have mentioned that. Hence the reason I think it's proving a bit difficult to get a job - it would have to be temporary and employers don't want someone who's going to disappear in a few months
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    I got Jobseeker's Allowance for about 2 months during the summer before I went to uni - it took a lot of paperwork but was just about legal, lol.
 
 
 
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