Teen/Tween Working Age

Teen/Tween Working Age


Contrary to popular belief 14 & 9 months IS NOT the magical age of employment-nous.

It is in-fact 15!

If you are UNDER 15 and your boss has a Child Employment Permit (CEP) AND if your supervisors have a working with children check (WWCC)… then ‘bingo’ there are places to work in and jobs that you can do.

Most employers will send you away and ask you to come back when you are 15 because they don’t want the hassle of acquiring these permits. #notfairbutnotyourcall!

If your employer is your FAMILY then you don’t have to worry about the CEP or WWCC.

If your employer DOES have the CEP & WWCC permits, then here is what you can do:

  • 11 to 12 years of age: You can deliver pamphlets and newspapers for newsagencies / pharmacies.
  • 13 to 14: You can still deliver pamphlets but you can also work in retail (supermarket / café).

15 Years of Age:

When you turn 15 you are eligible to apply for part-time work, work experience and School based apprenticeships. Rules apply on the number of hours you can do so that it doesn’t interfere with your schooling.

My research about teen/tween working age was done here… 

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