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FAQs for employers

Are there rules about employing young people over school leaving age?

Yes - in addition to standard employment legislation there are special rules for young people up to the age of 18, who are known as young workers.  These include working hours, types of work and health and safety. For more information visit:-

Where can I find out about National Minimum Wage rates for young people?

National Minimum Wage rates are updated each October.  Current rates can be found at:-

Where can I find out more about employment rights?

Information about employment rights can be found at:-

I'm interested in employing a young person. How can SfYP help?

Services for Young People offers a free employment service for young people aged 16-19 called Hertsjobs16to19.  Find out more at:-

How would a young person find out about my vacancy?

Young People can register for an account to receive tailored information about job vacancies, apprenticeships, traineeships and further education opportunities here. We signpost interested candidates to advertised job and apprenticeship opportunities available that match their interests. We advertise a job of the week on our @hertsjobs16to19 Twitter feed. We notify any candidates registered for work that match your requirements

How would I go about employing an apprentice?

Take a look at the information the website:-

Why should I take on a work experience student?

Work experience offers many benefits for both the student and the employer. To find out more take a look at this page:-

Are there different types of work experience?

Yes, different types of placement can be offered, depending on the student's requirements.  To find out more, go to:-

What is Work Related Learning?

Work Related Learning is a way of linking employers with education, enabling students to learn more about the world of work.  Find out more at:-

What sorts of Work Related Learning actvities are there?

Activities can include mock interview days, career fairs and carousels, employer talks and site visits.  Find out more at:-