As a parent, you might worry that part-time work will distract your child from studying. But a job can have lots of benefits.
Your child could:
- develop their skills in teamwork and timekeeping
- get a reference from their employer when they apply for jobs and courses in the future
- earn extra pocket money
Careers adviser Graeme Barrett says ‘Part-time work is a great opportunity. It gives them an understanding of the rules of the workplace and teaches good timekeeping, reliability, responsibility and working as part of a team. It also helps to build their confidence.
'Some young people build a career out of their part-time job.’
Find out what you can do to support your child if they're looking for a job.