Learn to Earn Jobs Directory

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Welcome to your Jobs Directory. We’ve made a list of some of the different jobs available in a range of industry sectors. If you already have an idea about your dream job then have a look at the industry sectors and turn to that page. If you aren’t sure where to start, have a look at the Careers Compass for some ideas about jobs that match your natural talents. At the back of your Jobs Directory is a section on Goal Setting – this is where you can note your dream job and the steps you will take to get to where you want to be. A fuller set of jobs and information can be found at www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk www.careerswales.com www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers Key Symbol

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Administration

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Animals, Plants & Land

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Arts & Crafts

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Business & Finance

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Catering & Hospitality

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Construction & Skilled Trades

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Design & Information Technology

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Education, Social Work & Training

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Engineering & Manufacturing

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Legal Services

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Leisure & Tourism

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Marketing & Sales

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Media & Publishing

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Medicine, Dentistry & Care

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Performing Arts & Sport

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Personal Services & Therapy

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Security & Uniformed Services

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8 GCSE passes at grades 9 to 5

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2 A level passes

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Foundation degree

Science & Research

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Earnings after tax and National Insurance

6 (Higher)

Bachelor’s degree

Transport

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Careers with Bright Futures Companies in this area that employ the most people are:

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Businesses that are growing in my area and offer careers with a bright future are: Sports Coach

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Vet 5

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Solicitor P13

Careers Compass

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Like to take centre stage

Enjoy physical activity

Enjoy leading/guiding others

Like working with/caring for animals

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Artistic and imaginative

Good with detail

Enjoy reading, creative writing & making things

Like working with numbers and computers

Like watching/acting in plays

Enjoy figuring out how things work

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Web Developer

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Not afraid to speak out

Dentist

TEAMWORK

Politician

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RESILIENCE

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Talent Types

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Film Assistant

Architect

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Administration Human Resources Officer This role includes hiring and training employees. One day you might be interviewing for new staff and the next you might be writing a company policy on holiday entitlement. They look after staff welfare and maintain records. If you enjoy working with people and you’re looking for an office role, this could be the perfect job for you.

To become a human resources officer, you need to be tactful and friendly. If managing poor performance you will also need to be firm. You will also be required to be careful with confidential information and have a good standard of general education. Many people in this role continue their training in the workplace through professional development courses.

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Personal Assistant If you enjoy a variety of responsibilities and a working week that is always changing, then this could be right for you. Personal Assistants (PAs) usually work for one manager to help them make best use of their time by providing secretarial support. They also deal with a range of administrative tasks like maintaining diaries and booking appointments.

To become a personal assistant you will need to be well organised and have a calm and professional manner. You will also need tact and discretion as you will often be trusted with confidential information. A lot of your time will be spent multitasking. You may find that your job varies a lot from day-today as you organise events, book travel and arrange lunches.

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Politician Representing people in their local constituency, eventually you might find yourself in the House of Commons. If you have strong political beliefs, a good understanding of local and national issues and you would like to represent a local community; this job may offer the opportunities you’re looking for.

If you are motivated, determined, committed and have the confidence to regularly speak in public then this could be for you. You would also need to be persuasive and enthusiastic in order to get your message across. To be able to stand as an MP, you must be at least 18 and be a citizen of Britain, a Commonwealth country or the Republic of Ireland.

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Receptionist Usually the first point of contact that a visitor has to any organisation – you are the face of the business. You will need to have a friendly and confident personality and a winning smile. Sometimes you’ll need to be polite but firm when dealing with difficult people. You could work in all kinds of locations including businesses, hotels, schools, hospitals and sports centres.

You will need good spoken and written communication skills. Formal qualifications to start work as a receptionist aren’t always required. However, most employers will prefer you to have GCSEs, particularly in English and maths. IT skills will also be useful, as would relevant work experience which you may be able to gain through volunteering.

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Recruitment Consultant In this role you advertise vacancies for other employers to help them to find suitable staff for permanent and temporary jobs. You write job adverts, interview and test job seekers to create a pool of people ready to fill vacancies. If you are a confident person, have sales skills and can communicate well with people, this could be a career you would enjoy.

You will need to be highly self-motivated, a good negotiator, organised, professional and able to work towards challenging targets. There are no fixed entry routes into this job. Some new recruitment consultants are graduates. On the other hand, experience is highly valued by employers. You may need to work long or unsociable hours in order to find the right candidates for the positions you are trying to fill.

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UK average starting salary

£15,000 (£13,287) This can rise to £50,000 with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £40,000+ in large organisations

£67,060 (£46,185) An MP’s basic salary is £74,000+ a year, plus expenses

£11,500 (£10,907) This can rise to £19,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £40,000 with experience

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Farm Workers As a farm worker you may be working on a farm that only has animals, farms that only have crops, or farms that have both. Farming is seasonal and some times of the year are busier than others, which can mean long hours and early mornings. Farm work can be dirty and dusty and may not suit people who suffer from allergies such as hay fever.

To be a farm worker, you need practical skills, the ability to do hard physical work over long hours and knowledge of Health & Safety. You do not need any particular qualifications for starting in this job, but it helps to have an interest in farming and experience of working on a farm.

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£13,000 (£11,927)

Florists Florists use their creativity and knowledge of plants and flowers to design and assemble flower arrangements. They also design bouquets and wreaths. They may also be responsible for importing plants from across the world. If you love plants and flowers and you have artistic talents, this could be the career you are looking for.

As a florist you’ll need good practical skills to arrange flowers attractively, be able to explain your ideas to customers and have a helpful and pleasant manner. The most common way to become a florist is to find work with a business and train on the job, often completing workbased qualifications.

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Landscaper If you can imagine in your mind how to turn a grey, boring space into a lush green paradise then read on. Landscape gardeners (or designers) create and maintain gardens, parks and other outdoor areas. Some landscapers specialise in interior landscaping projects, often in shopping centres or large office blocks. The aim is to utilise the space in the best possible way to make it look attractive.

You might start off laying patios in gardens and build your reputation that way, or you could go to college and learn about horticulture and design. You’ll need to be able to understand design drawings, have a sound knowledge of plants, be creative and well organised to complete projects on time. There are a range of horticulture courses that might give you an advantage when looking for work.

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RSPCA Inspectors Your role will involve investigating and helping to prevent cruelty to animals. You’ll need to be comfortable working both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. You may be involved in potentially dangerous situations, for example climbing cliffs or trees to rescue animals. If you love animals and want to make a difference in their lives, this job could be perfect for you.

To do this job you will need good communication skills and be able to handle animals confidently. You will also need to be able to deal with unpleasant and distressing situations calmly. You would first start as a trainee, shadowing a more experienced staff member. Employers will prefer you to have experience of working with animals, perhaps as a volunteer.

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Veterinary Surgeon Also known as Vets, they diagnose and treat sick animals. Most work in general practices in the community with domestic pets, farm and zoo animals. As a vet you would need to work as a team to safely operate on animals to improve their health. If you would love to work with animals and are inspired by science, this could be the perfect career for you.

Patience, sensitivity and empathy for animals and owners are something you will need to have in this job. You’ll also need to be assertive and be able to make speedy decisions about the welfare of animals in your care. To become a vet you will need a degree that is approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Working as a volunteer in an animal shelter is a good place to gain experience.

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Animals, Plants & Land

This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £25,000 with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £30,000 with experience

£19,284 (£16,200) This can rise to £27,000+ with experience

£30,000 (£23,680) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

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Arts and Crafts Costume Designer You would be responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes in theatre, film or television productions. As well as researching and designing costumes, you may lead a team of people in the costume department. If you like fashion and want a creative job in film, TV or theatre, this could be ideal for you.

You will need to have excellent design skills, knowledge of fashion through the ages, be organised, able to work to a budget and meet deadlines. Many costume designers have a university qualification in costume design or fashion and start as a wardrobe assistant or costume maker. You could also get into this job through an apprenticeship route or volunteering.

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Interior Designer Your role will involve the design of a space so that it meets the practical and aesthetic needs of your customer. This can include private homes and buildings such as offices, hotels, restaurants and shops. If you love design, decorating, and furniture this job could be perfect for you.

A good interior designer has creativity and practical skills combining their knowledge and ideas with the expectations of the customer. They need to be a good communicator and have excellent organisational skills. You need a high level of design skill, which means you usually need to have completed an art- or design-related foundation degree.

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Jewellery Designer In this role you’ll plan the style and pattern of jewellery, silverware and other decorative products. Drawing and computer design skills will help you to visualise your ideas and share them with clients. If you are creative, can work accurately with your hands and would love to work with gemstones and precious metals, this job could suit you well.

You’ll need to pay close attention to detail as the things you make might last for a lifetime. There is no fixed entry route to become a jewellery designer – your skills and experience can be more important than qualifications. However, many new jewellery designers have a foundation degree, HND or degree in a subject such as jewellery design.

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Photographer If you are artistic and love taking photographs, this could be a perfect career for you. As a photographer you are likely to be hired for events such as clothes shows, weddings, birthdays or corporate events. You would use a combination of technical skills and artistic ideas to take images of people and products, places or events.

A photographer is usually a creative person that has ideas about how to make things look good. You’ll also need to be able to make people feel relaxed, so people skills are also important. Most professional photographers take a college or university course to develop their technical skills and understand all the features on a camera. Knowledge of digital software such as Photoshop would be helpful.

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Sign writer Sign writers produce hand-painted signs for places like historic buildings, fairgrounds and shops. They also work on vehicles and boats. If you want a job that puts your creative skills to good use, this work may suit you well.

To do this job, you’ll need good drawing skills and will also need to know a range of lettering fonts and design styles. You don’t need any specific qualifications to get into this job, though you may have an advantage if you have a qualification in art and design or design and technology.

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UK average starting salary

£13,000 (£11,927) This can rise to £28,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

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Business & Finance Accounts Clerk Otherwise known as finance clerks or bookkeepers, they work in all types of businesses and organisations to keep financial records up to date and prepare accounts. If you’re an organised person with a head for figures and have good computer skills, this could be a job that you would really enjoy.

Employers are likely to look for GCSEs (grade A-C) in maths and English as a starting point. A-levels in business studies, maths or economics could also be useful. Experience of using computers, particularly spread sheets like MS Excel would give you an advantage when looking for work. Apprenticeship schemes may offer another route into this career.

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Bank Manager As the manager of a bank your role would be to manage a team, with the aim to increase sales of financial products and improve customer satisfaction. Like other management roles you would also be responsible for hiring and supporting staff development.

To become a bank manager you could join a bank’s graduate management training scheme after finishing university. Alternatively you could work your way up to branch manager by taking a higher apprenticeship in banking. You’ll need excellent communication and people skills to lead your staff. You’ll also need to be able to understand financial product rules.

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Customer Service Assistant Highly in demand, this is a role that almost every organisation and business needs to fill. If speaking to others, staying calm and solving problems is something you are good at, then this career could be for you. You’ll be friendly, approachable and have excellent listening skills to help solve customer complaints and queries.

In this job you will need to be a good negotiator as customers may be contacting you expecting you to solve their problem. You will also need to be organised, professional and able to remain calm even in the face of an angry customer. Completing an apprenticeship is an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in this area of work.

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Financial Adviser As a financial adviser you could give your clients information about the right investments, savings, pensions, mortgages or insurance products for them. If you are interested in finance and economics and you want to help people to get the best out of their money, this could be an ideal job for you.

To succeed in this role, you need to be able to explain complex technical information clearly and simply. You can become a financial adviser by taking a qualification in financial planning that is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You will usually take this qualification through your employer whilst you work in a more junior role in finance.

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Insurance Broker As an insurance broker or agent, you would act as the link between insurance companies and customers. You would use your knowledge of the insurance market to find the best level of insurance cover at the best price for your customers. You’ll understand statistics and be able to consider risks your customers may encounter.

To get into this job at trainee level, skills in maths and English are important and you will also usually need A-levels. If you have a degree in a relevant subject then you may be able to get onto a graduate training scheme. There may be opportunities to work your way up through an apprenticeship if one is available in your area, although this is still a more rare entry route.

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UK average starting salary

£17,000 (£14,647) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £70,000+ with experience

£12,500 (£11,587) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£25,000 (£20,280) This can rise to £90,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £80,000+ with experience

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Catering Manager Also known as food service managers, they often work with chefs and catering assistants to plan and organise the food and drink services demanded by an organisation or business. As a catering manager, you would make sure that the quality of the food is of a high standard. You would also be responsible for meeting financial targets.

If you are passionate about food and want a varied working environment, then this role could suit you. You will need to be able to lead and manage staff, have strong customer service skills and be comfortable working with figures. This role may give you the opportunity to be involved in celebratory events.

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£20,000 (£16,687)

Chef Preparing food using a variety of cooking methods to a high standard. Chefs usually work in large kitchens as part of a team. You’ll be working under the pressure of hungry customers waiting for their meals. You’ll be able to show off your creative side by presenting dishes in imaginative ways.

You will need to have a keen interest in food and cooking and be capable of doing several tasks at once. You may not need any academic qualifications to start work as a trainee chef, although it may take some time to work your way up to head chef. Apprenticeships are an excellent way to develop practical and technical knowledge at the same time.

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Hotel Housekeeper As a housekeeper you would be responsible for organising staff at a hotel. You will make sure that all the rooms are kept clean and tidy ahead of the arrival of visitors. You will also have to cope with customer complaints and emergencies such as evacuations. Benefits include potentially working anywhere in the world!

Leadership and organisation skills are essential as you will need to encourage and motivate staff to focus on the details that customers expect. To get into this role it would be useful to gain experience or relevant qualifications in the hospitality industry. You may be able to work your way up from room attendant or reception staff, if you can show the necessary skills.

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Kitchen Assistant Helping with basic food preparation like chopping and peeling vegetables, making sure that chefs have everything they need. You are responsible for cleaning the kitchen and utensils and would need to maintain strict hygiene standards and health and safety rules. If you are interested in food and like being part of a team this may be ideal for you.

You will not usually need any particular qualifications to work as a kitchen assistant. However, a good standard of general education would be useful if you want to keep climbing the career ladder. You will need to be able to carry out tasks quickly and competently. You will also need to use your initiative and work in a team to help those around you.

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Restaurant Manager Responsible for making sure that a restaurant runs efficiently and that customers are satisfied with the quality of food and service they receive. If good food and great service are important to you, this is a role that could suit you well. You would also have the chance to make a real impression on customers.

To do this job you will need the ability to manage staff, including recruiting and training them. You will also need strong customer service skills and be comfortable working with figures so that you know if your restaurant is successful. To apply for a trainee manager job, you will usually need a good standard of general education and some relevant work experience.

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Catering & Hospitality

This can rise to £45,000+ with experience

£13,000 (£11,927) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £24,000+ with experience

£11,500 (£10,907) This can rise to £15,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

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Construction & Skilled Trades Bricklayer Building and repairing walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. As a specialist you might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

As a bricklayer you’ll need to be able to read plans and work in an organised way. You may not need formal qualifications but employers usually want people who have some onsite experience, perhaps as a hod carrier. Some building companies may want you to have GCSEs in subjects like maths and English.

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Building Surveyor You’ll make recommendations about the design and construction of new buildings as well as the maintenance and repair of existing buildings. Clients can range from individual home owners to housing associations and industrial companies. If you are interested in buildings and like the idea of a varied job this could be perfect for you.

In this role you’ll need good problem-solving skills, strong communication and presentation skills. Part of your role will involve creating cost estimates of planned work, so being confident in maths would be an advantage. To qualify as a building surveyor, you will need to complete a degree course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Construction Manager Also known as a site manager you will supervise and direct labourers on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget. If you are interested in construction and can lead and motivate a team, this job could be ideal for you.

In this job you will need to be able to convert plans into real world buildings. You’ll need to use the resources available to you in order to meet construction targets whatever the weather. You will also need to be good at organising and planning to make sure things happen in the right order. To get into this job you would usually need to have a relevant foundation degree, HNC/HND or degree, or several years’ experience in the building industry.

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Electrician Fitting and repairing electrical circuits, wiring and units in people’s homes and businesses. They also install and maintain electrical equipment, cabling, industrial instruments and machinery. If you are good with practical work, can follow technical plans and want a varied job that could involve travel, this could be a great career for you.

You’ll need to be well organised and understand the importance of safety regulations. You will be methodical and careful to make sure you get things right first time. To qualify as an electrician you will need to complete and maintain industry-recognised training and qualifications. A common way to get into this kind of work is through an apprenticeship.

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Gas Service Technician Also known as a plumber, your role will include the installation, service and repair of gas appliances and heating systems. These include gas fires, boilers and cookers, central heating and shower units. You’ll also need a polite and friendly manner to work in customers’ homes.

To become a plumber, you’ll need to be good at solving problems and have reasonable skills in maths and science. As a gas service technician you will need an industryrecognised qualification and Gas Safe registration (formerly CORGI), this will need to be refreshed regularly.

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UK average starting salary

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£27,000 (£21,447) This can rise to £60,000+ with experience

£19,000 (£16,007) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£20,000 (£16,880) This can rise to £38,000 with experience

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Design & Information Technology Animator Bringing drawings or computer generated characters to life on screen. Increasingly there is demand for computer drawn designs over traditional hand-drawn animation. As an animator, your work could be used in animated films or television, adverts, computer games, websites and music videos. If you like using your imagination and have creative skills this job could be perfect for you.

Artistic talent and creativity are highly valued within the animation industry. You can still become an animator based on self-taught skills and experience, but animation software can be very expensive. It’s becoming more common for new animators to take an animation or art-related course at university to develop their skills before looking for work.

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Architect Architects create designs for new buildings and the spaces around them. They also work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings. They control budgets and deal with planning issues. As an architect you will create designs that take all of your clients’ requirements into account, which may mean compromising.

You will have to complete a five-year university course and at least a further two years’ professional experience with an employer. You’ll need good computer aided design skills and the ability to work closely with other professionals to gather their knowledge. If you are organised, creative and interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

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Computer Games Developer If you love computer games and enjoy using your imagination, this could be ideal for you. Computer games developers produce games for PCs and games consoles. They also produce games for the internet and mobile phones. Indie games are increasingly popular and developed by smaller teams than in the past.

Most games developers have a foundation degree, HND or degree qualification. However employers may be more interested in your software skills, programming knowledge and examples of your experience. To become a computer games developer, you will need to have creativity and imagination. You’ll also need to be able to work under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.

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IT Support Technician You’ll help companies to find and correct software and hardware problems for computer users. You’ll set up new laptops, update drivers and tell people to turn their computer off and then on again. You might find yourself working in a range of environments such as schools or large businesses.

As an IT support technician you need knowledge of computer operating systems, networking, hardware and software. You will need to be patient while you explain problems and solutions clearly to non-technical users. You could begin as a trainee or apprentice technician to gain experience or study at university to gain an advanced IT qualification.

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Web and Mobile Developer Building and maintaining websites and web applications to meet client’s needs. Jobs can range from creating a staff intranet for an organisation to building a payment system for an online retailer. Front-end developers focus on making things look good and easy to use. Back-end developers make sure everything works as it should.

You’ll need to be a good team player, with the ability to do programming and meet deadlines. Most web developers have qualifications and experience in IT. Many also learn new programming languages to stay up to date with new technology. You could join a graduate training scheme after university or start as a junior developer with a company and work your way up.

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UK average starting salary

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£28,000 (£22,320) This can rise to £90,000+ with experience

£25,000 (£20,087) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,527) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£20,000 (£16,687) This can rise to £45,000+ with experience

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Driving Instructor Teaching people how to be confident in their car and drive safely. You’ll teach learner drivers to develop the skills they need to pass their driving test. If you have an interest in driving and like helping people to develop new skills, this could be just the job you’re looking for.

To do this job you’ll need patience, good people skills, a calm and clear approach to your teaching and the ability to give constructive advice to your clients. Your first step to becoming an instructor is to register with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to apply for training as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).

Nursery Worker You will provide day care for babies and young children from birth to five years in children’s centres. You will ensure that the children under your care develop, learn and play in a safe and supported environment. If you are committed to helping children thrive and get the best start in life, this could be the perfect career for you.

You will need a warm, positive and fun attitude with children, as well as a willingness to work as part of a team. You do not always need formal qualifications to start training as a nursery worker, although a good standard of general education, such as GCSEs, including English and maths, would be helpful.

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School Teacher Teachers help to give children the best possible start in life through education. If you want to inspire young people through learning, a job as a teacher could be perfect for you. You’ll also need to be able to relate to pupils and their parents, have patience and lots of creative ideas. The upside: summer, Easter and Christmas holidays. The downside: marking homework.

You have to be motivated and enthusiastic to inspire others to learn. One of the main routes into teaching is to do Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) in order to get Newly Qualified Teacher status. To do this you must have GCSEs in English, maths and a science subject.

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Social Worker As a qualified social worker you’ll work with individuals and families, helping them to improve their lives. If you want to make a positive difference in the community, a career in social work could be for you. You’ll provide advice and support to vulnerable individuals and families, including children. You may face harrowing situations, but you are in a position to make a difference.

This role requires tact, patience, understanding and the ability to assess and cope with emotionally challenging situations in a sensitive, non-judgemental way. You’ll need a social work qualification that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Training Manager Design, plan and manage training programmes within an organisation. They make sure staff develop the skills they need to carry out their jobs effectively and progress in their role. If you’ve got excellent communication and presentation skills and you enjoy helping people to learn and develop, this job could be perfect for you.

You’ll have an analytic approach to spot learning needs, as well as being adaptable enough to communicate with people at all levels of the business. You need to be organised and plan ahead to manage your time well. Experience as a training officer, a degree in a related field or professional courses could help you to get into this job.

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£10,000 (£9,767) This can rise to £22,000+ with experience

£22,244 (£18,213) This can rise to £37,000+ with experience

£19,500 (£16,347) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

£27,000 (£21,447) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

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Engineering & Manufacturing Aerospace Engineer Designing, building and maintaining aircrafts and the parts and instruments that go into them. They also work at the forefront of technology on space vehicles and satellites. If you are passionate about aircraft and spacecraft and want to be involved in their development, this job could be perfect for you.

To become an engineer you will need excellent maths skills, the ability to solve problems and a methodical approach to work. To get into this job you will normally need a HND, degree and a postgraduate award in a specialist engineering subject. Engineers work in research and development, testing, or production and maintenance.

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Civil Engineer As a civil engineer you would plan, design and manage a variety of construction projects. You could work on everything from roads, bridges, and tall buildings to railroad stations and sports stadia. If you are interested in designing and building things then this job could be ideal for you.

To become a civil engineer you will need excellent maths and IT skills. You’ll also need to be able to explain design ideas clearly and be well organised. Before you start in this job you would normally need to complete a degree or postgraduate master’s degree in civil engineering.

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Motor Vehicle Technician If you love cars, enjoy fixing things, are good with your hands and have great customer service skills then this could be the career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

The most common way to become a motor vehicle technician is through an apprenticeship in vehicle mechanics, body and paint, repair or restoration. To get onto a scheme, you may need GCSEs in maths, English and science. You’ll also need to be good at problem-solving and finding faults.

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Production Manager Overseeing the manufacturing process and making sure that production lines are running smoothly and efficiently. Working closely with supervisors and maintenance staff to plan work, set targets and make sure the finished products coming out of a factory or workshop meet quality standards.

If you’re well organised, a good leader and can make the right decisions quickly while under pressure, then this could be the career for you. You would normally get into this job after first gaining experience as a team leader or shift supervisor, or by completing a management trainee scheme or advanced apprenticeship.

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Studio Sound Engineer In a recording studio you would make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects. If you enjoy working with electronics and are interested in music and sound, this could be the ideal job for you. You would need to have a good sense of hearing and attention to detail.

To develop your skills you could start by completing a course at college or university. A different route would be to start as a runner in a community recording studio. This would allow you to gain experience and then work your way up to become a studio sound engineer. Having a good understanding of musical pitch, timing and rhythm would be advantageous.

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UK average starting salary

£20,000 (£16,687) This can rise to £65,000+ with experience

£24,000 (£19,407) This can rise to £80,000+ with experience

£15,000 (£13,287) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£20,000 (£16,687) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

£15,000 (£13,480) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

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Sports Agent A football or sports agent negotiates contracts for the athletes they represent both on the field and with sponsors. As an agent, you would talk with team owners, managers and coaches to find your client the best deal. You might also handle their public relations matters and their finances, such as investments and taxes.

To do this job you will need to need to know about finance and business management and have a passionate understanding of sports. You’ll need to be trustworthy and reliable. If you have excellent communication and negotiation skills and you enjoy following trends in sports, then this role could be for you.

Patent Attorney Patent attorneys assess whether it’s worth applying for a patent on a new invention, design or process. They help inventors and companies to obtain and protect a patent that prevents others from copying their idea for up to 20 years. If you’ve got a scientific or technical background and have an analytical mind, this job could be ideal for you.

Most people entering this work have a degree in a scientific, engineering or a technical subject. However, you may not need a degree if you gain experience in high-­level technical jobs. You’ll usually start out by finding work as a trainee and learning on the job. In this job you’ll need to know about intellectual property law and have good communication skills.

Probation Officer Supporting people serving community and prison sentences, helping with their rehabilitation, rehousing and employment after release. If you want a fulfilling job that could help change people’s lives for the better and reduce re-­offending, this job could be ideal for you.

You’ll need to be able to get on with a wide range of people without judgement and be good at assessing risk. Staying calm under pressure will help you to handle challenging behaviour. You’ll start out as an assistant probation services officer, then train for a degree or postgraduate award in Community Justice and the Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice.

Trading Standards Officer (TSO) With your knowledge of legislation, you would protect consumers and businesses by promoting a safe and fair trading environment. You would advise on and enforce the laws on buying, selling, renting and hiring of goods and services.

In this job you need to communicate well, be assertive, tactful, resilient and have good judgement. To get into this job you could either take a degree or train on the job. If you don’t have a degree you could apply for a job as an assistant or trainee TSO and study for professional qualifications whilst in the job.

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£16,651 (£14,409) This can rise to £100,000+ with experience

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £100,000+ with experience

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£23,000 (£18,727) This can rise to £100,000+ with experience

£28,000 (£22,127) This can rise to £35,000+ with experience

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£19,000 (£16,007) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

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Leisure and Tourism Leisure Centre Manager If you’re interested in sport, fitness and leisure and are keen to work with the public in a busy and varied environment, this could be the career for you. You would be responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre, managing a team of staff and making sure that visitors using the facilities have an enjoyable time.

You will need to be well organised, have excellent communication skills to manage your staff team, and be willing to work with sports bodies to promote events and schemes. You can become a centre manager by completing a higher education qualification in leisure management or by working your way up through an organisation.

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Lifeguard Working at swimming pools, beaches and inland waterways to monitor swimmers and rescue them if they get in to trouble. You observe and supervise swimming areas to prevent accidents and make swimmers aware of dangerous situations and in an emergency you would carry out a rescue procedure.

If you are a strong swimmer, want to promote swimming safety and help to save lives, then this job could be for you. You’ll need good observation skills, the ability to communicate confidently with people and to react quickly in emergencies. Different lifeguard qualifications are needed to work at a pool or beach.

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Museum Assistant If you are someone with a love of history and would like to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with others then this job could be a perfect match for you. Museum assistants are responsible for customer care and security in museums and galleries. They may also provide tours and organise one-off promotional events as well as preparing items for display.

To get into this role a good general standard of education, especially in English and maths, will help you. Some museums may ask for GCSEs or even A-levels. Experience of serving customers, specialist historical knowledge or voluntary work in a museum can also help you to progress your career in this area.

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Outdoor Activities Instructor If the great outdoors is the thing that you love, then this is your perfect job. Imagine taking a team of young people hiking, or introducing a company staff team to white-water rafting! You’ll need to be safety conscious and a natural born leader for this career.

You’ll need to be fit and healthy, happy working outdoors and have the ability to draw out the best from everyone you work with through constant encouragement. Many activity instructors first gain work experience and then study specific courses relating to the activity they wish to run, like rock climbing or paintballing.

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Travel Agent Booking business and leisure travel for customers, you’ll have an excellent grip of geography. As a travel agent you will sell holiday packages and give travel advice. Your role is to make travel planning easier and to make sure your customers have the best trip possible. If you are interested in travel and enjoy planning and organising, this could be an ideal job for you.

For this role you’ll need to listen carefully to what your customers tell you and find the best accommodation and travel within their budget. It will be useful to have GCSEs in English and maths, a good telephone manner and experience in a customer service. Employers will want to see that you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about travel and the travel industry.

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UK average starting salary

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £35,000+ with experience

£12,500 (£11,587) This can rise to £29,000+ with experience

£14,000 (£12,607) This can rise to £19,000+ with experience

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£13,000 (£11,927) This can rise to £35,000+ with experience

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Marketing & Sales Events Manager If you enjoy planning, organising and meeting people, this could be just the type of work you are looking for. Events managers are responsible for organising and running all kinds of events. You would control the whole project, from planning at the start to running the event on the day.

Taking a qualification in events management may help you, but it isn’t essential if you can find relevant work experience in an assistant role. You will need superb organisational skills and good people skills. You will need to be good at problemsolving quickly, have lots of determination and a positive attitude. Did you remember to send out the invitations?

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Marketing Executive You would promote your employer’s products, services or ideas. You will use slogans, images and events to improve the way your organisation is viewed. You’ll use your creative ideas to market products across TV, radio, online and the press. If you love using your communication skills in a creative way, this could be the ideal job for you.

Most marketing executives get into this role through completing an HNC/HND or degree. Entry is also possible by gaining experience within a marketing department and working your way up and completing professional qualifications. You will need excellent organisational skills to plan product launches, market research and public relations events.

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Retail Buyer Responsible for selecting products to be sold in retail outlets, you may also be required to travel the world to find where products are manufactured. Most buyers specialise in one product type, for example, clothes, home wares or food and drink. To be a buyer, you’ll need to be able to recognise future trends and work out what people might want.

You’ll need excellent communication skills and ability to work under pressure. You will need to be able to draw in opinions and ideas from many sources and make decisions that could affect the success of a business. You will start out as a trainee buyer then go on to become an assistant or junior buyer. Most buyers have a degree, though it’s possible to start without a degree and work your way up.

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Sales Representative As a sales representative you are the face of your company’s products or services; it’s your job to sell them. If you’ve got good people skills and are good at persuading and negotiating, being a sales representative might be a job you would enjoy. You’ll be using your excellent communication skills and knowledge of a range of product features.

This role requires you to be confident and have the resilience to carry on when customers turn you down. Your attitude, sales skills and experience are likely to be more important than qualifications. However, employers may prefer you to have a degree or equivalent qualifications for some specialist sales roles, such as medical or technical sales. You may work towards targets which could be as exciting as it could be stressful.

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Visual Merchandiser You would use your design skills and eye for trends to help promote the image, products and services of retail businesses and other organisations. Creating eye-catching product displays and store layouts, your aim is to attract customers and encourage them to buy.

Visual merchandisers would usually either have a background in design or work their way up through the retail industry. You might get the chance to practice visual merchandising if you work as a sales assistant and ask your line manager. If you love making things look good and you enjoy being creative, this could be perfect for you.

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UK average starting salary

£17,000 (£14,647) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

£20,000 (£16,687) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

£15,000 (£13,287) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £55,000+ with experience

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Media & Publishing Film or Video Editor Compiling pictures and sound to produce a piece for film or television that is ready to be shown on screen. If you want to get into film or TV and would love a job that is creative and practical, video editing could be for you. You’ll be using your creativity and sense of timing to put together pieces that flow well and get the story across.

You will need to pay close attention to detail and have patience to make lots of small changes to produce something that is engaging and interesting to audiences. Your technical skills in editing software, experience and knowledge of film and production are likely to be highly valued by employers. Courses in film, video or media production offer you some of the skills needed.

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Journalist Investigating and writing up stories for local, regional and national newspapers, as well as magazines and websites. What might your story uncover? If you’re interested in current affairs and you’d like a career using your excellent writing skills, this might be a job you could be successful in. You’ll need to have an enquiring mind and enjoy researching and investigating your story.

This role requires determination and persistence in order to make sure you get all the facts and to see your story published on time. You can get into newspaper journalism by training at college or university, or by joining a local or regional newspaper and training on the job. If you do well you may even have the opportunity to travel as part of your role. Experienced journalist sometimes progress to an editor role where they have final say on what appears in their publication.

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Radio Broadcast Assistant Carrying out administration and research duties to make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly. If you love music or current affairs and have great organisational skills, this could be the ideal job for you. You will be using your communication skills to deal with the public and radio show guests.

You’ll need to meet recording deadlines, so you will have to be flexible and use your initiative. There are no set qualifications for becoming a radio broadcast assistant, although many assistants have a degree qualification. Volunteering in a community or university radio station are both brilliant ways to gain practical experience.

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Translator As a translator, you would convert written or spoken word from the ‘source language’ into the ‘target language’, making sure that the meaning is maintained. If you are fluent in one or more foreign languages and you can write in different styles, this job could suit you.

You may be working with individuals to translate conversations, or projects where you translate research or literature between languages. To be a translator you need to be educated to degree level, usually followed by a postgraduate qualification in translation.

TV or Film Production Assistant Roles in this industry vary widely; from constructing sets and ensuring everyone has lunch, to booking travel and carrying camera equipment. If you are interested in TV or film and are prepared to work hard to make it in the industry then this could be for you.

You’ll need to be motivated, organised, be able to take the initiative and think creatively in order to solve problems throughout the production process. Experience is highly valued by employers and you could move into this career without a degree if you have a background in jobs like advertising, TV or office management.

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£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £35,000+ with experience

£15,000 (£13,387) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£13,000 (£11,927) This can rise to £29,000+ with experience

£18,000 (£15,327) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

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Dentist Your focus is on treating the mouth, gums and teeth. You’ll advise clients on dental hygiene and ensure they are comfortable during any operation. You may need to provide anaesthetic during surgery; you’ll certainly need good handeye coordination. Your work will improve the health and confidence of your clients.

In the job you’ll need to be able to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs. You’ll need strong academic skills in science. Over five years at university you will gain practical and academic experience that leads to a General Dental Council (GDC) approved dentistry degree.

Doctor As a doctor you will provide medical care for patients in the community as a General Practitioner or in hospital, typically as a specialist. They diagnose and treat illness, disease and infection. As a doctor you’ll need a genuine desire to help and care for people. You’ll need to be able to put people at ease and gain their trust and confidence.

To become a doctor you’ll need to complete a 5-year degree course in medicine and a 2-year foundation programme of general training. As a junior doctor you will need a minimum of a further 3-years specialist training in your field of interest. As a doctor you would be in one of a handful of careers that have the potential to save a life.

Nurse A nurse provides care for those who are ill, injured, are mentally unwell or have physical disabilities. They work in hospitals, in care homes, in GP surgeries and even visiting people in their homes. There are a huge range of career options available to a nurse; from working with blood (phlebotomy) to midwifery (supporting pregnant women and their babies).

You will need to have good English and maths levels at GCSE, complete A-levels and study a nursing degree at university. You’ll have the chance to gain practical skills whilst you are there and begin to think about what field you would like to specialise in. It would help if you don’t faint at the sight of blood!

Occupational Therapist If you would like a job helping people overcome difficulties in the workplace caused by physical or mental illness, an accident or the ageing process, then this is the job for you. They work with their clients to help them lead full and independent lives and, where possible, prevent further injury.

To do this job you will need to have a degree, or have completed a postgraduate course. You will also need to have good working relationships with people and be able to motivate clients who are disappointed or frustrated. You will also need to have patience, determination and a positive attitude.

Pharmacist As a pharmacist you would prepare and supply items of medicine that make up a prescription. You would have a good knowledge of the use of medicines to treat different issues. You would be based in a community or hospital pharmacy. If you’re interested in science and medicine and you have strong skills in maths, this job might suit you.

You’ll need to be a good communicator and be able to work in an organised, methodical way. To start as a trainee pharmacy technician you will usually need five GCSEs (A-C) including science, maths and English. You could also step into this career by getting experience as a pharmacy assistant or through an apprenticeship scheme.

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£27,000 (£21,527) This can rise to £85,000+ with experience

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£21,000 (£17,560) This can rise to £48,000+ with experience

£22,000 (£18,240) This can rise to £42,000+ with experience

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£19,000 (£16,200) This can rise to £31,000+ with experience

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Actor Actors use speech, movement and expression to bring characters to life. If celebrity culture excites you and you feel that you have what it takes to impress on stage or screen, read on. You could work across theatre, film, television and radio. If you love performing and want to use your talent and creativity, this could be the perfect job for you.

You will need to be resilient, adaptable, open to accept and learn from feedback and have a good memory so you can learn lines quickly. Most actors complete professional training at drama school or university. You may also need to spend time getting experience of performing as a volunteer or in community theatre before you find paid work.

Music Promotions Manager Your role will involve signing, publicising and supporting recording artists or live music events. If you love music and think you can spot the next big thing for the music industry and you are persuasive and good at negotiating, then this job could be ideal for you. Many people move into this job from other roles within the music industry.

In this job you will need excellent spoken and written communication skills. You will need to be able to stay organised when working under pressure. There is no set entry route to become a music promotions manager. Having experience and contacts in the industry can help you find employment. Building those contacts can take time, so volunteering and doing lots of research can help.

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Sports Coach Teaching sports skills to individuals and teams of all sporting abilities. Many coaches have already played professionally before becoming a coach. They teach everyone from beginners to international professionals, helping people to reach their full potential and take part safely in their chosen sport.

You will need to be able to plan and deliver training sessions according to the expertise of the participants. To become a coach you will need to have a coaching qualification that is recognised by the governing body for your sport of choice. You’ll need determination, patience and a supportive approach as you try to motivate and inspire confidence in those you coach.

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Sports physiotherapist Helping sportsmen and sportswomen perform at their best by identifying and treating sports injuries. They develop treatment programmes to help recovery and also give advice on how to avoid injuries. If you are enthusiastic about sport and you want to help sportspeople be as good as they can be, then this job could be for you.

You will need good technical knowledge about treatment techniques and a patient and caring personality in order to help people recover from their injuries. To become a sports physiotherapist you will need a degree and postgraduate master’s degree in sports physiotherapy. You will be expected to also gain some work experience as a physiotherapist.

Stagehand Stagehands, or stage technicians, help to get things ready on set for performances in the theatre, at concerts and in TV/ film studios. They can prepare everything from stage scenery and props to lighting, sound and camera equipment. They are the hands-on people that make sure everything works on schedule and safely.

A common way to start in this job is to pick up casual work in a theatre or performance venue. Previous experience in school, college or amateur productions will be helpful. Practical ability in carpentry or electronics might also give you an advantage. You may also be able to get into this work through an apprenticeship.

This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £60,000+ with experience

£12,000 (£11,247) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£23,000 (£18,920) This can rise to £45,000+ with experience

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Personal Services & Therapy Beauty Therapist As a beauty therapist you will carry out face and body treatments for clients to help them look and feel more confident. If you love the idea of making people feel good and look their best, a job as a beauty therapist could be perfect for you.

To work in this role you need to be open and friendly to help clients to feel relaxed. You should also be an active listener. A beauty therapist will usually specialise through additional training as a nail technician, make-up artist or massage therapist. You may also be able to get into this job through an apprenticeship.

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British Sign Language(BSL) Interpreter Sign language interpreters help deaf and hearing people to communicate with one another. They do this by interpreting spoken English into BSL. If you have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people, this could be the job for you.

In this job you would be trusted with confidential information and would need to be considerate to the needs of your client. You would have to listen carefully and concentrate to make sure you are always accurate. It would be important to develop an understanding of deaf culture. BSL interpreters need qualifications at a high level in both BSL and interpreting.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist This form of talking therapy allows people to reflect on their life, the things that have happened to them and how they behave. Some of your clients will have a mental health problem that is causing them distress or affecting them. Your job will be to listen carefully, ask the right questions, look for patterns and help clients to reveal insights that allow them to move forward.

You’ll be patient, understanding and considered in the way you speak. You won’t judge people for the things they have done or can’t do. You will help them to think about these issues and make small steps to change over time. Starting with a degree, therapists often go on to specialise in particular psychological techniques at post-graduate level.

Hairdresser If you enjoy hairstyling and like meeting different people, this could be the perfect job for you. Hairdressers cut, colour and shape clients’ hair to create the look they want. Training is also available in advanced techniques such as colouring, bridal hairstyling, extensions and wigs.

You can train either full-time or part-time at a college. You could also work as a trainee, where you would learn on the job and go to college on day release. You’ll need good customer service and good people skills, some creativity and an awareness of fashion.

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Personal Trainer Advising individuals and small groups on all aspects of physical fitness, nutrition and wellbeing. Motivating, and encouraging clients to meet their personal fitness goals. They are usually persuasive and can demonstrate the benefits of their advice. If you have an appreciation of fitness and a healthy lifestyle, this could be a job you would love.

You’ll need to be interested in helping people and be able to motivate them to continue even when they feel they can’t go on. You will need to develop your experience and certificated qualifications. You may choose to specialise in one particular area of expertise, such as becoming a yoga instructor or martial arts sensei. Gaining a diploma in fitness instructing is a good place to start.

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£20,000 (£16,687) This can rise to £35,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£14,000 (£12,607) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

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Security & Uniformed Services Army Officer You’re in charge of a team of soldiers using your skills to direct them to complete the mission and make it home safely. If you want a challenging job and have leadership potential, there could a career for you in the army. On combat operations you’ll be using your leadership and motivational skills to guide newly recruited soldiers to safely handle their weapon and manage any threats.

You’ll need to have great team working skills and be able to make quick decisions about what action your platoon of soldiers should take. To become an army officer, you must be aged between 18 and 28 years old. You will also need to meet the army’s eligibility criteria. Many officers have a degree and are able to demonstrate leadership qualities. If you fit the criteria and are selected, you will first spend a year training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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Criminal Intelligence Analyst Looking at crime information to identify patterns of criminal activity. You’ll look at data about all forms of criminal activity, from anti-social behaviour to corporate fraud, as well as violent and organised crime and cyber security. If you enjoy carrying out investigations and analysing records, this role could be perfect for you.

To do this job you’ll need a good eye for detail, a good memory, great communication and presentation skills. Employers usually expect good GCSE grades A-C, especially maths and English. Some will also expect A-levels, or experience in data and information work. Many who enter this role have a degree in a related subject. It may be possible to start out on an apprenticeship scheme.

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Firefighter If you’re a thrill seeker, team player and want to help save lives, this job could be ideal for you. Firefighters protect and save people and property from fire and rescue motorists from collisions. They provide emergency support in dangerous environments using specialist equipment.

You must be at least 18 years old to become a firefighter. You will need a good standard of education and level of physical fitness. A firefighter has the ability to react quickly and remain calm in dangerous situations. Joining the fire cadets is a good way to find out more about the role of a firefighter.

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Police Officer Keeping law and order, investigating crime and supporting crime prevention. If you like the idea of making communities safer and want a varied and challenging job, this could be the ideal career for you. You’ll need a confident and responsible attitude. You’ll need to have lived in the UK for three years and be over 18.

Recruitment is handled by individual police services and requirement standards vary. Police officers are expected to have excellent communication skills, to be mature and trustworthy. If you’re an experienced senior manager, you may be able to apply for direct entry at the rank of superintendent. You will also have to pass background and security checks.

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Prison Governor Prison governors are responsible for the management and security of prisons, remand centres and young offenders’ institutions. If you have strong leadership and management skills and you would like to work in the legal justice system, this could be a job you would enjoy.

In this job you would need compassion, a genuine interest in the welfare of prisoners and staff, confidence and decisiveness. You would either work your way up from a prison officer job or complete the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) graduate programme. In addition to any qualifications you would also need to meet the HM Prison Service eligibility criteria.

UK average starting salary

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £100,000+ with experience

£16,000 (£13,967) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

£21,000 (£17,367) This can rise to £40,000+ with experience

£19,000 (£16,007) This can rise to £36,500+ with experience

£30,000 (£23,487) This can rise to £60,000+ with experience

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Biologist, Chemist or Physicist As a biologist you would study living things like plants and animals and the world they live in. Chemists study the makeup of chemicals and materials and investigate how they behave under different conditions. A physicist studies the natural universe and tries to uncover why objects exist and behave as they do.

Most employers will expect you to have a degree in one of the science subjects or in engineering. You may also need a relevant postgraduate qualification such as an MSc or PhD. To do a science degree, you will usually need five GCSEs (A*-C) including maths, English and science, plus three A-levels including physics or maths.

£21,000 (£17,367)

Economist If you are interested in the business world and are good at researching and number crunching, then this job could be ideal for you. As an economist, you would use your knowledge of economic theory to advise government departments, businesses, banks and other organisations about economic trends.

In this job you will need to work with complex information and statistics from many sources. You’ll need good communication skills to explain complex information to people with less technical knowledge than you. A degree in economics or a related subject, such as statistics, maths or business studies is what most employers want. Your advice could influence the decisions of politicians and business leaders.

£25,000 (£20,087)

Forensic Scientist If you enjoy science and want to help solve crimes, this job could be perfect for you. This type of scientist prepares traces of physical evidence from crime scenes and investigations for use in courts of law. You would be based mainly in a laboratory; however you may also visit crime scenes, which may be gruesome.

As well as a degree, you will need to have an enquiring mind. You’ll need to have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Often you’ll have to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Before you can start as a trainee you are likely to need a degree in a biology or chemistryrelated subject

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Laboratory Technician Support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations to prove a theory. You would work in areas such as pharmaceuticals, the health service, and in education. If you are interested in practical science, testing and analysing things, this job could be perfect for you.

Having an enquiring mind and an eye for detail will help you solve problems in the lab. To become a laboratory technician you would usually need at least five GCSEs including science, maths and English. For many jobs employers will expect you to have relevant A-levels or a degree.

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Research Scientist Planning and carrying out experiments and investigations to broaden scientific knowledge in a range of areas, from life sciences to industrial processes. If you have an enquiring mind and would like to be at the forefront of scientific discovery, this could be the career for you.

In this role you’ll need to be good at collecting and interpreting data, solving problems and writing reports. You would also need to have the patience and the persistence to carry on when you don’t get the results you initially expect. To get into this job you would need a degree and usually a postgraduate qualification, such as a PhD.

This can rise to £60,000+ with experience

This can rise to £55,000+ with experience

£20,000 (£16,687) This can rise to £45,000+ with experience

£15,000 (£13,287) This can rise to £30,000+ with experience

£23,000 (£18,727) This can rise to £42,000+ with experience

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£12,000 (£11,247)

Air Cabin Crew You’ll work in a team helping to make sure that airline passengers have a comfortable, safe and pleasant flight. You need to be flexible to people’s individual needs and cultures and have a polite but firm approach with customers. The benefits include lots of free travel, the downsides are long hours and grumpy passengers.

You’ll need excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills for this role. If you like meeting different people every day and you enjoy travelling, this job could be ideal for you. You will usually need to have a good standard of maths and English for this role, a second language would be a big bonus. Experience in a customer service role can also be useful. Most airlines will offer all the training required for new staff.

Airline Pilot Flying passengers and cargo to destinations around the world. This can be an exciting and challenging job which involves a lot of responsibility as the lives of the passengers and crew are in your hands. If you like aircraft and travel this could be ideal for you. The amount of time you spend away from home could be lengthy.

In this job you need good teamwork skills, concentration and hand-to-eye coordination. You’ll also need to be able to remain calm when dealing with challenging weather conditions or in a crisis. There are different ways to get into this career from private courses or training with an airline, through to learning at a university.

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Bus & Coach Driver Transporting passengers on local, national or overseas journeys. Road safety is an important part of the job, as are dealing with customers and remembering your route. If you think you’d love driving and enjoy meeting different people, this could be just the job you are looking for.

You should have excellent driving skills and knowledge of traffic regulations. You’ll need to be patient, have a responsible attitude and a good sense of direction. To do this job you will need a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). You may have the chance to drive passengers to other countries and see the sights!

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Delivery Van Driver If you enjoy driving and are comfortable working on your own, this job could be ideal for you. As a delivery van driver you would collect goods and deliver them to customers safely and on time. You could deliver a wide range of items, for example supermarket shopping orders, furniture, domestic appliances, pharmacy medicines or company wages.

To work as a delivery driver you will need a basic ability in English and maths. You will also need a good driving record and a suitable licence based on the size of vehicle you are driving. You may be able to start this job through an apprenticeship with a delivery company. You will need to have patience around other drivers and in traffic.

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Transport Planner Transport planners play a central role in managing the growth of road, rail and air transport networks at local, regional and national level. They plan and advise on transport policies for new systems and on improvements to existing ones. You’ll make models of new routes and make recommendations about how to improve existing ones.

In this job you would need good people skills, be good at analysing data, writing reports and giving presentations. You would normally need a degree in a relevant subject such as civil engineering, geography or environmental science. Employers will then expect you to follow this up with a postgraduate master’s qualification in transport planning.

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This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£38,000 (£28,927) This can rise to £140,000+ with experience

£13,000 (£11,927) This can rise to £25,000+ with experience

£13,000 (£11,927) This can rise to £26,000+ with experience

£22,000 (£18,047) This can rise to £50,000+ with experience

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Goal Setting

Short term goals (next 12 months) Think about who you will talk to about your dream job What will you do? eg Talk to one person about my dream job eg Do some internet research on my dream job

Getting to your dream job can feel a long way off, but everything you do from today onwards can help you to get to where you want to be.

By when?

There are three steps to making your dream job a reality: 1 The first step is to have a dream, an ambition or a goal. Dreams often start in our mind, where no-one else can see them or know about them. We hope that you have seen a job that you would love to do whilst you were looking through this booklet, but this is not a comprehensive list. Even if you didn’t find your dream job on our list, take a moment to picture yourself doing your dream job in your mind. 2 The second step to making your dream come true is to share it. Some people are too scared to share their dreams in case they don’t come true, but how can anyone help you to achieve your dream if they don’t know what it is? That’s why the first goal we ask you to set is to share your dream job with someone else. 3 The third step to making your dream job a reality is to set SMART goals; small targets that you can mark off when they are complete. Every time you complete a goal you will be taking a step towards making your dream come true. Medium term goals might include the qualifications you will need to get your dream job.

Make sure your goals are SMART

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Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-bound

Medium term goals (next 3-5 years) Think about the skills and qualifications you need for your dream job What skills and qualifications do you need? eg Pass 8 GCSEs with grades 9 - 5 eg Get some work experience in retail

By when?

Long term goals (next 5-10 years) Think about your dream job and the things that you decided will make you happy and feel successful What would make you happy? eg Pass my driving test eg Become an airline pilot

By when?

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