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I need to get my first part time job, such as retail/customer service job so I can start earning money to save for things like driving lessons etc, too many places want people who are already experienced, I've never had a job before so as you can see this is a problem for me, so where are the best places to apply for as a first job? No fast-food places please, I'm in year 12 btw if that helps with anything haha
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(Original post by Hira1258)
I need to get my first part time job, such as retail/customer service job so I can start earning money to save for things like driving lessons etc, too many places want people who are already experienced, I've never had a job before so as you can see this is a problem for me, so where are the best places to apply for as a first job? No fast-food places please, I'm in year 12 btw if that helps with anything haha
Have you thought about working for a tuition company? e.g kumon
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(Original post by Hira1258)
I need to get my first part time job, such as retail/customer service job so I can start earning money to save for things like driving lessons etc, too many places want people who are already experienced, I've never had a job before so as you can see this is a problem for me, so where are the best places to apply for as a first job? No fast-food places please, I'm in year 12 btw if that helps with anything haha
Mcdonalds
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Why not McDonald's... are you too good for it or something?

everyone these days seems to expect to land a 50k a year management job for their first work experience.

Learn to walk before you run.
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Have you thought about working for a tuition company? e.g kumon
There aren't any vacancies for the Kumon centre near me unfortunately, thank you though!
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Mcdonalds
Thank you, but my only reason for not applying to mcdonalds is because I get nauseous really bad when handling meat, I'm not snobby haha
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What about a cafe or a restaurant as a server?
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Why not McDonald's... are you too good for it or something?

everyone these days seems to expect to land a 50k a year management job for their first work experience.

Learn to walk before you run.
My reason for not wanting to work at McDonalds is because I get nauseous easily when handling meat so I'd rather not work somewhere I'd want to vomit every 5 seconds with the potential of spreading germs in people's food and possibly yours unless that's what you like lol, I'm not expecting to become the CEO of a company for my first job or even get a placement at somewhere high end like John Lewis etc, so yes you'll be pleased to know I'm happily walking
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What about a cafe or a restaurant as a server?
I'll definitely look into it, thank you
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(Original post by Slickdave)
Why not McDonald's... are you too good for it or something?

everyone these days seems to expect to land a 50k a year management job for their first work experience.

Learn to walk before you run.
Chill out, OP has a medical reason behind it.
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Thank you, but my only reason for not applying to mcdonalds is because I get nauseous really bad when handling meat, I'm not snobby haha
That’s okay
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tescos/morrison’s? they have non food departments that could suit someone at school
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i agree with McDonalds. you don't have to handle meat if you work up front (counter or drive thru).

but if you're that sensitive, Subway?
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Ask pubs and restaurants nearby, they may need waiters and pot washers
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tescos/morrison’s? they have non food departments that could suit someone at school
Will deffo look into it, thanks
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Will deffo look into it, thanks

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i agree with McDonalds. you don't have to handle meat if you work up front (counter or drive thru).

but if you're that sensitive, Subway?
I'll take a look, thanks
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Independently run places or places thought of as “low-end” (e.g primark). Retail shops which are more respectable (basically anything H&M upwards) and chain restaurants (not including fast food) are almost always going to require experience. Go for small local cafes or primark.
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Independently run places or places thought of as “low-end” (e.g primark). Retail shops which are more respectable (basically anything H&M upwards) and chain restaurants (not including fast food) are almost always going to require experience. Go for small local cafes or primark.
Makes a lot of sense, thank you
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Will deffo look into it, thanks


I'll take a look, thanks
Hey Hira, why not try a Call Centre - I've heard they take quite a few students!
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Hey Hira, why not try a Call Centre - I've heard they take quite a few students!
That sounds like a great idea, do you know any companies that I could apply for perhaps?
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