FAQs for employers

Are there rules about employing young people over school leaving age?

Yes - in addition to standard employment legislation there are special rules for young people up to the age of 18, who are known as young workers.  These include working hours, types of work and health and safety. For more information visit:-

Where can I find out about National Minimum Wage rates for young people?

National Minimum Wage rates are updated each October.  Current rates can be found at:-

Where can I find out more about employment rights?

Information about employment rights can be found at:-

I'm interested in employing a young person. How can YC Hertfordshire help?

YC Hertfordshire offers a free employment service for young people aged 16-19 called Hertsjobs16to19.  Find out more at:-

How would a young person search for my vacancy?

All vacancies taken on by YC Hertfordshire's employment service Hertsjobs16to19 can be found on our interactive job search page.  Young people can narrow down their search for jobs and apprenticeships in various ways, including by location and/or the type of work.

How would I go about employing an apprentice?

Take a look at the information on our Apprenticeships page and also the Gov.uk website:-

What are traineeships?

Traineeships are programmes to help prepare young people (who are not yet ready) for an apprenticeship or employment.  They include a work experience placement.

Take a look at the information on our Traineeships page 

Why should I take on a work experience student?

Work experience offers many benefits for both the student and the employer.  To find out more take a look at this page:-

Are there different types of work experience?

Yes, different types of placement can be offered, depending on the student's requirements.  To find out more, go to:-

What is Work Related Learning?

Work Related Learning is a way of linking employers with education, enabling students to learn more about the world of work.  Find out more at:-

What sorts of Work Related Learning actvities are there?

Activities can include mock interview days, career fairs and carousels, employer talks and site visits.  Find out more at:-

What services does YC Hertfordshire offer to employers?

You can find out more from the information in this Employers section, or take a look at our employer leaflet:-