Part time jobs are a great way to gain experience that will be useful on your CV while you earn, especially if you’re also studying at the same time. If you know the career path you want to follow then applying for a full time job is probably your next step and at we have a range of employers who have full time vacancies that are well suited to young people with little experience.

In general if you’re entering a job without much experience or straight from school or college it will be hard to get use to at first but will also be the fastest way for you to learn and develop skills, starting from the bottom and building a strong CV from a young age can set you up well for future career progression.

Got questions about part/full time jobs? Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions below and click to see the answers…

Full time work is usually when a someone is working over 35 hours per week

Part Time work is usually anything below these hours per week

You have to be aged 13 or over to get a part time job, and can only start working full time when you have reached the minimum school leaving age which is 16 years old.

During term time children can only work a maximum of 12 hours a week. This includes:

  • a maximum of 2 hours on school days and Sundays
  • a maximum of 5 hours on Saturdays for 13 to 14-year-olds, or 8 hours for 15 to 16-year-olds

During school holidays 13 to 14-year-olds are only allowed to work a maximum of 25 hours a week. This includes:

  • a maximum of 5 hours on weekdays and Saturdays
  • a maximum of 2 hours on Sunday

During school holidays 15 to 16-year-olds can only work a maximum of 35 hours a week. This includes:

  • a maximum of 8 hours on weekdays and Saturdays
  • a maximum of 2 hours on Sunday

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.

April 2108 (current rate)
  • Under 18 years old: £4.20
  • 18 – 20 years old: £5.90
  • 21 – 24 years old: £7.38
  • 25+ years old: £7.83
April 2019
  • Under 18 years old: £4.35
  • 18 – 20 years old: £6.15
  • 21 – 24 years old: £7.70
  • 25+ years old: £8.21

Depending on whether you are in full or part time education you should set limits on your working hours so that your job does not interfere with your education. As a guide:

Part time education: Working a maximum of 30 hours per week is advisable when you are studying for 2-3 days per week.

Full time education: Working a maximum of 16 hours per week is advisable when studying 5 days per week.

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Job TypePart Time

Organisation NameGreggs

Office Location and Full Address

Greggs, Aylesbury, 1 Gatehouse Way, HP19 8DB (New shop opening late 2019)


Job TitleGreggs Recruitment Day

Job Description

Greggs Recruitment Day
We are recruiting for a New Shop Opening in Aylesbury!

Come along to our Recruitment Day
When?- Wednesday 14th August 2019
Where? - Greggs, Aylesbury Retail Park, Cambridge Close, Aylesbury, HP20 1DG
Time? -9.00am – 3.00pm

Who we are looking for:

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our New Aylesbury Team. We have various contracts from 8 to 35 hours per week and shift patterns available. We're always interested in hearing from enthusiastic and dedicated Customer Service Assistance, Shift Leaders and Supervisors.
New shop will be open 7 days per week, operating between 8am and 6pm on Sunday's and 5.30am and 9pm Monday to Saturday, so extra hours could be available upon request. If you have any availability during these times then come and talk to us.

Join the Family

Greggs is a much loved and trusted brand with a strong heritage. With over 1,800 shops, and 22,000 employees serving millions of customers each week, we are the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer. We’ve been busy improving our shops and adding to our great range of fresh food-on-the-go, so we’re tastier than ever!
At Greggs we have big plans for the future and big opportunities available today. Our people are what makes our business successful and we believe in growing together – as a united team.

At Greggs we aim to provide our people with a great place to work, where they feel valued by listening, developing and rewarding them.
Come along to our Recruitment Day if you want to...
•Find out more about the opportunities available
•Meet our teams
•Apply for our jobs
•Learn more about Greggs and our benefits

You are welcome to bring along any friends or family that may be interested in any of our roles.

What do we offer:
Various contracts including full time and part time
Team Member - £8.38 p/h after training
Shift Leader and Supervisor - £8.78 to £9.22 p/h
Great career progression opportunities
Plus much more!

Skills required for this role:

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