Working Aged 16 and Under: Your Options and Your Rights

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Having some extra cash for spending money on clothes, food, games or going out on the weekend can be really handy, but what can you do when you're under the age of 16? 

When you're aged under 16, you might not be able to get a job in a bar or your local supermarket, but there are lots of other jobs you can do. However, there are restrictions on the kind of work you can do and when you can work - work should never put your health, safety or ability to get an education at risk. 

We've got a short video below that tells you about the kind of jobs you can do at age 13 or 14, 15 and 16, and what your rights are: 

For more information and full details on employment for young people aged under 16 visit the Scottish Government's website here.