Jobs for students and under-18s are common in Luxembourg. The communes themselves often offer their young residents the opportunity to participate in summer work such as gardening in the commune’s green spaces. In addition, this work is rather well paid.
Conditions of employment for summer jobs
Whatever the position, you must sign a specific employment contract with your employer for the duration of the assignment. Even if you are entitled to the same working conditions as other employees of the company, you should know that a student job is not entitled to paid leave or sick leave. If you wish to not attend work exceptionally, you must of course get the approval of your employer, but you will not be paid during this absence.
Age-related pay for student jobs
The minimum remuneration is linked to your age.
- Are you between 15 and 17 years old? Since 1 January 2020, you receive a minimum of 9.285616 euros gross per hour, or 1,606.50 euros per month for full-time work, or 40 hours per week.
- Are you between 17 and 18 years old? The hourly rate is 9.9052 euros gross or 1,716.60 euros per month.
- From the age of 18, you will receive 12.3815 euros gross per hour and 2,141.99 euros per month on the basis of full-time unskilled work (40 hours per week).
It should also be known that student jobs are exempt from contributions related to different health insurance, pension or nursing insurance. On the other hand, your employer must declare you to the Joint Social Security Center.
Another good news for you, you are< exempt from paying tax until you earn up to 14 euros per hour!
Where to look for a holiday job?
As mentioned above, the municipalities call upon their young residents to fill administrative tasks, seasonal jobs in holiday activities such as Spillnomëtteger, or gardening. If you do not hear from them, ask your local authority from May onwards.
Temporary employment agencies also list summer jobs. Do not hesitate to consult them.
You can also visit the jugendinfo.lu website dedicated to young people in Luxembourg.