How much will I be paid and do I need to pay tax?

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How much you are paid will vary according to job. However, all employers by law must pay above the minimum wage. The minimum wage is £5.93 per hour for workers aged 21 years and older, and £4.92 per hour for workers aged 18-20.

Some employers will pay wages straight into your bank account. Others will write a cheque, or pay in cash. In all cases you should receive a wage slip detailing the hours you worked, the rate of pay and any tax or national insurance money deducted.

Once you are offered a job, you should apply for a National Insurance number here. When you start working, National Insurance contributions and Income Taxes  will be deducted from your pay, and given to the government.