DD will be 14 next month, due to her having such expensive taste in clothes, make-up etc, I have suggested to her that getting a part time job may be the answer (instead of hounding me and then sulking when she can't afford things!)
I always had Saturday jobs, from about 13 - started off with a paper round and then worked in a shoe shop, the cinema, a sandwich shop etc. However, I'm not sure shops still take on younger teens, does anybody know? Other than paper rounds that is.
She has her name down at a couple of local shops for paper rounds, yes. But they have waiting lists a mile long .
I do pay her for doing jobs around the house but sadly I can't afford all that much. I want her to be more independent, like I was - it certainly taught me about life, and finances from quite a young age!
My 17 has been trying and applying for ages - no luck and he'll do almost anything (legal). Regarding washing dishes in pubs, all the jobs advertised around here state you must be over 18! Would your daughter consider a saturday job in a hairdressers? That might be the best place to start.
this directgov page has all the inf about working from 13 onwards. You need the permit even for a paper round (but getting one isn't a big deal). The page specifies the hours a child may legally work, & what the pay levels are. It is possible for a 13-yr-old to get a job (but as I said before, you need contacts really)
My older kids (both past 25) did milk rounds but those have practically dried up now
DS1's birthday is mid-July, & he wasn't able to even apply to Sainsburys until he had turned 16, by which time all the older kids in his year had already got their applications in - he did get a job before Christmas though IIRC.
She needs to tout herself round all the possible places locally - hairdressers, other small local shops, restaurants, local free sheets (DS2 did a fortnightly one when he was 16/17 which paid £7 a time, or £15 if there was a flyer included - not much but it all helps!)