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15 year old looking for work

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rachococo Sat 31-Aug-19 07:35:40

Hi, we are struggling to get my 15 year old daughter a part time job in the Knutsford/Northwich area, we have tried everywhere but always face a response if ‘try again when she is 16...’ She would also be a great babysitter!! I was wondering if anyone could recommend any new approaches to helping her get some work while she has the motivation!! Thanks

Laurie01 Sat 31-Aug-19 07:48:14

Do you have a local knutsford Facebook page? Perhaps ask on there if anyone needs babysitters? Ask your neighbours too. My daughter had the same issue and started working at 16.

OtraCosaMariposa Sat 31-Aug-19 07:55:51

What are her reasons for wanting to work? If it's about getting out there, gaining experience and learning new things, then volunteering until she is 16 might be a good idea. Most of the large charity shop chains take kids over the age of 14. Then with experience working in a shop, serving customers and operating the till she's better placed to get a "proper job" when she's 16.

Oblomov19 Sat 31-Aug-19 08:03:40

Ds1 managed to get a job in a fish and chip shop when he was 15 and all his friends were dead jealous because jobs are like gold dust, so don't fret OP - jobs are harder to get than it was for us, years ago.

Agree with her babysitting. She would make good money.

Advertise for her - do you have any friends who are still on primary school WhatsApp groups?

And are you on a local 'Norwich chatter' Facebook group - our one is fabulous and she would get lots of babysitting there.

Hoppinggreen Sun 01-Sep-19 17:16:14

Look locally
My DD earns a decent amount looking after pets when people go away.

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