Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.

Average Salary


New workers start around £11,556. Normal pay is £28,924 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,292.



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Daily Tasks

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.

  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.

  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.

  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.

  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.

  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.

  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

Hard skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

    Soft skills

    Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

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