Young people and work

Coronavirus update

In March we suspended all work permits for young people aged 13-16 (including new permit applications).
Having reviewed that decision, we'll now consider new and existing applications on a case-by-case basis. We'll seek confirmation from each employer that the young person can work safely, following social distancing guidance.
We'll review this decision again as and when new government advice is given.

Whether a young person is working while they're at school, or looking for options when they leave, here's what you need to know.

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