Employing Young Workers For Employment Purposes

A young worker is defined as someone who has reached the minimum school leaving age
*(MSLA), but who is under the age of 18.
*MSLA = is the last Friday in June if you'll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays.
See  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/56/section/8 after this date a UK performance licence is not required.
 
Once the ‘young worker’ reaches the MSLA until their 18th birthday they then work under the http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/1833/contents/made