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Do you want to be an underage sales test purchaser?

Dudley Trading Standards want you!

Dudley Trading Standards is responsible for enforcing Consumer Legislation in relation to the sale of age restricted products such as tobacco, alcohol, fireworks, solvents and knives. The law prohibits the sale of these products to individuals under a certain age as many present a real threat to their health. For example - You have to be 18 to purchase alcohol.

We are looking for volunteers aged between 13 and 16½ years of age to assist us in our test purchasing operations. As the volunteer you would assist the department in conducting checks on local businesses as you attempt to buy age restricted products (such as alcohol).

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, then this would help in giving you some experience in a law enforcement setting.

When will testing take place?

Test purchasing is carried out during school holidays, evenings and weekends.

Parental consent

Permission from your parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required.

How to volunteer

If you would like more information or to express an interest, then please contact us using the details below.

We will need to know your name and age along with your parent(s) or guardian(s) contact telephone number.

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Contact Details

  • Name Trading Standards
  • Address People Directorate, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL
  • Telephone Consumers 03454 040506 or Businesses 01384 817997
  • Out of Hours Telephone Out of Hours Telephone Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline: 03454 040506, Bogus Caller Hotline: 01384 812045