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in year 12, where can i get a part time job? preferably weekend jobs?
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Retail seems to be a big employer of under 18s. Hence the need to have alcohol purchases given a pointless nod by the supervisor. Think of a shop you’re interested in and have a pitch at that. Also see if your friends who have jobs can provide any useful leads
Original post by KindPot
in year 12, where can i get a part time job? preferably weekend jobs?


I'm going to be unconventional and list possible jobs that you can look into that not all people consider:

From the National Careers Service Webiste, I have narrowed it down to 200/800+ careers that you can go into, after eliminating the roles that I am confident that they require you to work weekdays.
The list so far include:

Accounting technician

Admin assistant

Arts administrator

Assistant immigration officer

Bid writer

Bookkeeper

Car rental agent

Charity fundraiser

Data entry clerk

Farm secretary

Health records clerk

Import-export clerk

Interpreter

Payroll administrator

Quality control assistant

Receptionist

Reprographic assistant

Sales administrator

Secretary

Security Service personnel

Telephonist

Assistance dog trainer

Beekeeper

Farm worker

Kennel worker

Pet shop assistant

Barber

Beauty consultant

Beauty therapist

Hairdresser

Nail technician

Tattooist and body piercer

Banking customer service adviser

Market research executive

Computer games developer

Computer games tester

Data scientist

Digital product owner

Indexer

IT support technician

Library assistant

Pre-press operator

Systems analyst

Technical author

Vlogger

Architectural technician

Boat builder

Bricklayer

Carpet fitter and floor layer

Cavity insulation installer

Ceiling fixer

Construction labourer

Construction plant operator

Demolition operative

Dry liner

Electrician

Facilities manager

Fence installer

Formworker

Gas mains layer

Glazier

Landscaper

Scaffolder

Steel fixer

Steeplejack

Thatcher

Water network operative

Welder

Window fitter

Actor

Advertising copywriter

Bookseller

Ceramics designer-maker

Commissioning editor

Costume designer

Dancer

DJ

Dressmaker

Editorial assistant

Entertainer

Exhibition designer

Fashion model

Film critic

Fine artist

French polisher

Furniture restorer

Illustrator

Jewellery designer-maker

Leather craftworker

Lighting technician

Magazine journalist

Make-up artist

Market researcher

Marketing executive

Musical instrument maker and repairer

Musician

Pattern cutter

Photographic technician

Retail merchandiser

Screenwriter

Sewing machinist

Signwriter

Studio sound engineer

Translator

TV or film production runner

TV or film sound technician

Upholsterer

Video editor

Writer

Airport baggage handler

Delivery van driver

Food packaging operative

Forklift driver

Order picker

Packer

Removals worker

Shelf filler

Stock control assistant

Warehouse worker

Civil enforcement officer

Diver

Neighbourhood warden

Paramedic

Bottler

Caretaker

Chimney sweep

Electricity generation worker

Food factory worker

Handyperson

Locksmith

Rail track maintenance worker

Railway signaller

Recycling operative

Satellite engineer

Shoe repairer

Sterile services technician

Vending machine operator

Water treatment worker

Windscreen fitter

Bin worker

Cemetery worker

Horticultural therapist

Horticultural worker

Pest control technician

Recycled metals worker

Tractor driver

Museum attendant

Ambulance care assistant

Anatomical pathology technician

Care home advocate

Care worker

Hospital porter

Palliative care assistant

Pharmacy assistant

Pharmacy technician

Speech and language therapy assistant

Care escort

Celebrant

Chauffeur

Cleaner

Crematorium technician

Dry cleaner

Embalmer

Highways cleaner

Industrial cleaner

Laundry worker

Life coach

Personal shopper

Wedding planner

Window cleaner

Barista

Fishmonger

Meat process worker

Publican

Waiter

Barrister

Car manufacturing worker

Chemical plant process operator

Footwear manufacturing operative

Paper maker

Production worker (manufacturing)

Signmaker

Textile operative

Window fabricator

Airline customer service agent

Airport information assistant

Bookmaker

Call centre operator

Cinema or theatre attendant

Customer service assistant

Leisure centre assistant

Sales assistant

Tourist information centre assistant

Train station worker

Travel agent

Nanny

Car valet

Train conductor

Tourist guide

You won't likely be able to find all of the jobs, and many would depend on the location and how far you are able to travel e.g. you are not likely to be working at an airport if you are say living 50+ miles away from the site.


The most common types of work for those with little to no experience would often be in catering (a lot of them are looking for hires at the moment), retail as @Zarek has mentioned, supermarkets, warehouses, and care homes (also looking to hire). However, as these are commonly targeted jobs that offer weekend shifts, it makes more sense to broaden your horizons and consider other jobs.

For some jobs you would need to either take a short course or some sort of qualification to make sure you are capable of doing the job. I don't consider this much of a problem when it can mean that you would earn significantly more than minimum wage (what others would be paid at). Some of my favourite include:

Personal training

IT technician (even though you won't need it)

Accounts assistant

SCAE (even though you won't need it)

Driver

Sports coach


Once you have completed your A Levels, I would consider other qualifications including CELTA (teaching English as a foreign language), tutoring A Levels/GCSEs, and translation (if you do languages).

In terms of getting jobs, the main places I would look, other than contacting friends, are job agencies, applying directly, and looking at job sites. As you're applying for shift work paying minimum wages, it's not that likely that you would be able to find jobs advertised so you best bet is still to ask around.
Original post by KindPot
in year 12, where can i get a part time job? preferably weekend jobs?


Shops, supermarkets, fast food places, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, local attractions, touristy type places, etc etc etc.

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