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What Work Cambridgeshire & Rutland 2016 Your rights at work Being at work There are various rules and laws that apply to the number of hours you can work and the types of jobs you’re allowed to do if you’re under 18 years old. For more information go to www.gov.uk/child-employment For more detailed information visit the Gov.UK website: www.gov.uk How much will I get paid? The question that everyone wants to know! Your pay will depend on your qualifications, skills, experience and whether you’re doing an apprenticeship or other training programme. There are different levels of minimum wage: 33 £3.87 an hour for under 18 year olds. (Must be above school leaving age. Doesn’t apply if you’re doing an apprenticeship.) 33 £5.30 an hour for 18-20 year olds. 33 £6.70 an hour for 21 and over. 33 £3.30 an hour for apprentices aged 16 - 18 or in their first year National living wage From April 2016, the national living wage will be £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under. Minimum wage correct from 1 October 2015. If you have a job, you may be eligible for time off for study or training from your employer (Time to Train). Find out more on the Gov.UK website: www.gov.uk. Staying on in education or training until 18 (Raising the Participation Age) Most 16 and 17 year olds choose to stay on in education or training. From summer 2013, the Government changed the law so that all young people in England will have to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This doesn’t mean that you have to stay on at school, there are a number of options that you can choose: »» Study full-time such as in a school, college or with a training provider »» Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training »» An apprenticeship For more go to www.education.gov.uk 28