This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/child-employment
A child of school age is not allowed to work more than 12 hours per week during term time.
School pupils involved in employment and entertainment need to have a Work Permit issued to them before they can work. The Education Welfare Service has a Child Employment Registration and an Entertainment Licensing team.
If you are a school pupil, the information on this page is for you. It should answer most of the questions you have about doing a part-time job.
How old must I be to work part time?
13 years old.
What do I need when I start work?
Your employer must register you with the Local Authority.
How much should I get paid?
Your rate of pay is set by your employer. You may want to talk to another adult to ask what they think is a fair wage.
Ive received a national insurance card, when can I start work full time?
Sample National Insurance number: NW/65/67/74/S
You can only start full time work after you have officially left school which is the last Friday in June of your final year.
Can I be stopped from working?
- if your school attendance suffers
- if you are continually late for school
- if your school work suffers
- if your health suffers
What times am I allowed to work?
You can work after 7 o'clock in the morning and before 7 o'clock in the evening.
More information about employment while still attending school is given on the DirectGov web site.
More information can be obtained from the Child Employment & Licensing Section:
Tel: 0121 303 8900
If you need to see a member of the team a prior appointment is necessary.