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Child Employment policy

As a registered employer, CBW records and reports on all staff pay.

The youngest age a child can work part-time is 13.

Children under 16 don’t pay National Insurance.

Young workers aged 16 to 17 will be paid the minimum wage.

A Ceredigion application form signed by the parents and CBW should be completed and sent to the address below before you start working.

During term time children may work a maximum of 12 hours per week,

•           Maximum of two hours on school days and Sundays

•           Maximum of five hours on Saturdays for 13 to 14 year olds;

•           Maximum of eight hours on Saturdays for 15 to 16 year olds.

During school holidays 13 to 14 year olds may work a maximum of 25 hours per week,

•           Maximum of five hours on weekdays and Saturdays;

•           Maximum of two hours on Sunday.

During school holidays 15 to 16 year olds may work a maximum of 35 hours per week,

•           Maximum of eight hours on weekdays and Saturdays;

•           Maximum of two hours on Sunday.

When you are 16, the hours of employment specified for 15 year olds will apply to you whilst you are of compulsory school age.  If you wish, you are legally able to leave school on the last Friday in June in the year in which you reach the age of 16. You are not able to take up full time employment until after that date.

•           No child of any age may work more than 4 hours in any day without a rest break of 1 hour.

Children don’t need a work permit for work experience arranged by their school.

Learning Services, Ceredigion County Council, Canolfan Rheidol, Rhodfa’r Padarn, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UE  01970 633619

Reveiwed March 2016