Looking for tips to get a part time job

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    Since it's almost Christmas time (may as well be because of all the Christmas items that are being sold in shops), I've been trying to look for a part time job in the town that I live in. The only difficulty is that not many people seem to be looking for workers or I'm too young and they won't bother to give me a chance .m.

    Being born in the year 2000 is great and all, but the difficulty I'm facing right now is because of my birthday since I won't turn sixteen until December. Not only that, but I'm still lacking my National Insurance number, despite receiving a letter to register to vote.

    I was simply wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get a part time job? Or tips to get one for as soon as I turn sixteen. I have approached several shops and emailed some shops as well, but with no positive response.

    Thank you very much for reading this/helping out!
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    Almost all employers won't hire someone under the age of 16 because of the many legal issues involve din hiring someone legally considered a "child". The best way to go about finding work in this situation is to utilize all of your family friends and contacts to see if they have any casual work for you either at small businesses or private work in their homes (cleaning, babysitting, gardening etc)

    Maybe you could do some volunteer work at your school or local community center so that when you do start applying for jobs and 16 you will have some experience to show employers and to have something to talk about at interviews.
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    (Original post by Agust)
    Since it's almost Christmas time (may as well be because of all the Christmas items that are being sold in shops), I've been trying to look for a part time job in the town that I live in. The only difficulty is that not many people seem to be looking for workers or I'm too young and they won't bother to give me a chance .m.

    Being born in the year 2000 is great and all, but the difficulty I'm facing right now is because of my birthday since I won't turn sixteen until December. Not only that, but I'm still lacking my National Insurance number, despite receiving a letter to register to vote.

    I was simply wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get a part time job? Or tips to get one for as soon as I turn sixteen. I have approached several shops and emailed some shops as well, but with no positive response.

    Thank you very much for reading this/helping out!
    Most places wont take you on until you are 16 and have a national insurance number. A lot of places also wont take you on until you have finished year 11 as well (the end of june time). You could try a paper round though. Either that or o some volunteer somewhere.
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    Turn 18 first
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    Try small cafes and small business as they might be more lenient

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