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
This stipulates the ‘young worker’ can work (call time to wrap) no more than 8 hours between the hours of 6am and 11pm. *see exceptions
After 4.5 hours a minimum of a 30 minute non interrupted break is required
* under cultures, artistic, sporting or advertising activities a young worker may work through the night in certain circumstances. https://worksmart.org.uk/work-rights/young-workers/young-workers-u18/are-young-workers-allowed-work-night