Best jobs for 18 year olds: Companies to look out for


Now that you’ve finished up from school and those GCSE's, and maybe further studies, are over and under your belt, you may be thinking about what to do next.

Continue studying...travelling...pursuing hobbies and interests... Or getting a job of course!

However, it can be a little bit daunting where to start, and you might not be sure which direction to head in.

Well, luckily that’s where we come in to give you a helping hand. We have complied a list of the best jobs for all you new-to-the-world-of-work young adults out there.

Let's dive in...

Firstly, how much can 18 year olds earn?

Earning your own income is an excellent incentive to work, alongside building your skills and experience in the world of work.

With your trusty National Insurance number in tow, you’ll probably have heard of the National Minimum Wage. In the case of 18-20 year olds, you will earn £6.15 per hour. This info will come in handy when you do start your employment journey; you'll know how much to expect!

Questions you might ask yourself...

The next step is to find out what interests YOU. What is your personality? What are your dreams and aspirations? Which field do you see yourself in now and perhaps in the future? Lots to think about!

Best jobs out there...

Sometimes answering these questions isn’t so easy but let’s have a look at examples of what the best jobs are for 18 year olds.

Small Business Jobs:

  1. Dog Walker

  2. Babysitter

  3. Blogger

  4. Photographer

  5. Artist

Retail Jobs:

  1. Customer service assistant

  2. Store assistant

  3. Beauty advisor

Admin & Office Jobs:

  1. Administrative assistant

  2. Marketing assistant

  3. Payroll/accounts assistant

  4. Financial services administrator

Restaurant & Hospitality Jobs: