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    So GCSE's coming to an end soon and the 3 month holiday is looming, in which I will be applying for a job somewhere.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to which I should go for? What's the best pay/experience?
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    Why don't you try Estate agencies or maybe a call centre


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    (Original post by DontSweatIt)
    So GCSE's coming to an end soon and the 3 month holiday is looming, in which I will be applying for a job somewhere.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to which I should go for? What's the best pay/experience?
    I applied for McDonalds the other day - specifically because they sell more during summer and so need more staff, so this summer you would get a lot of hours.
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    (Original post by Macauley Ware)
    I applied for McDonalds the other day - specifically because they sell more during summer and so need more staff, so this summer you would get a lot of hours.
    Yeah, that's who I was going to try out too; have you got a response?
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    Don't count on getting any more than minimum wage, unless you happen to be lucky enough to live in a good area. Next have a summer sale, so if it's not too late applying for a temp retail job there would be a good idea. I'd also try stuff like cafes. I worked at Next when I was 17 and it's tough, doesn't pay much, but it was an easy job to get when I couldn't get anything else.
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Don't count on getting any more than minimum wage, unless you happen to be lucky enough to live in a good area. Next have a summer sale, so if it's not too late applying for a temp retail job there would be a good idea. I'd also try stuff like cafes. I worked at Next when I was 17 and it's tough, doesn't pay much, but it was an easy job to get when I couldn't get anything else.
    To be honest, I know that the pay for maccyD's is one of the best for the lower tier jobs; in my area anyway - was just asking for the sake of perhaps considering other options.
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    How about jd sports, heard it pays <£4.50?
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    (Original post by DontSweatIt)
    To be honest, I know that the pay for maccyD's is one of the best for the lower tier jobs; in my area anyway - was just asking for the sake of perhaps considering other options.
    Yeah, from what I understand McDonalds actually pays better than any of my retail jobs did. A few places, like PC World and Carphone Warehouse, sometimes pay a little more but I believe it's harder to get a job there if you have no experience, and I'm not sure if you have any lol
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Yeah, from what I understand McDonalds actually pays better than any of my retail jobs did. A few places, like PC World and Carphone Warehouse, sometimes pay a little more but I believe it's harder to get a job there if you have no experience, and I'm not sure if you have any lol
    I've got work experience, am i able to get in them.
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    Local independent cafes or restaurants often need summer temps, so that can be worth a try. I've heard supermarkets also pay well. I was paid £6.50/hour as a christmas temp with the Disney Store at 16. As a 16 year old, the fun-value of work is always going to be minimal so just do what you can. Good luck!
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    What do they expect us to write on our CV? We are on the house council ? 😂
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    The only damn job you have is to stay in school and refrain from alcohol and tobacco.
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    (Original post by Withengar)
    The only damn job you have is to stay in school and refrain from alcohol and tobacco.
    Take it from the expert?
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    Try retail or fast food. Look on shopping centre websites for a list of stores and then try checking each websites career page.
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    (Original post by ARK_REVISES)
    I've got work experience, am i able to get in them.
    It's possible, but they seem to be quite picky with who they take on, even for temp jobs.
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    It's possible, but they seem to be quite picky with who they take on, even for temp jobs.
    I probably made up my mind, I'll go for ASDA do they accept school leavers
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    (Original post by ARK_REVISES)
    I probably made up my mind, I'll go for ASDA do they accept school leavers
    Honestly, I'm not sure. I vaguely remember an 18+ rule for some supermarkets, but I could be wrong about Asda being one of them. It's best to check on their recruitment website.
 
 
 
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