Child employment

Find out about children and young people in employment, and apply for a child work permit

Jobs allowed

Jobs young people can have include:

  • light agricultural or horticultural
  • delivering newspapers
  • hairdressing - general duties only
  • office
  • cafĂ© or restaurant - waiting tables and general duties
  • animal care such as at a riding stables or dog walking
  • domestic hotel duties
  • shop work - general duties

If you're a young person interested in starting your own business, you can find advice on the Youth Employment UK website.