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    Accountancy, banking and finance
    There’s a big variety of job roles you can do in the finance sector; from being a stockbroker through to working as a bank clerk or an internal auditor. Typically you’ll need business sense, organisational skills and to be good with numbers.
    Administrative and clerical
    If you work in a clerical or administrative role you could end up anywhere, from working in a court to being part of a big business – every type of company or organisation needs administration and clerical workers. This sort of role is ideal if you’ve strong organisational skills.
    Alternative therapies
    These jobs involve providing alternatives to medical therapies, such as acupuncture and massage. If you’re a caring person, a career in alternative therapies may be for you.
    Animals, agriculture, plants and land
    This is a broad job sector including everything from farming and fishing through to gardening and botany. You could also be a conservationist or a park ranger. A lot of these jobs are very hands on and require working outside while others are laboratory based.
    Armed forces, security and uniformed services
    If you’re interested in a career in the armed forces, as a fire-fighter, coastguard, police officer or as private security this is the job sector for you. These jobs are often demanding and tend to follow shift patterns. You need to be dedicated and highly disciplined as well as being physically fit.
    Arts, crafts and design
    From photography to architecture to cabinet-making - the arts, crafts and design job sector is exciting and varied. If you’re creative and like making things a career in this area is ideal.
    Broadcast, media and performing arts
    There are a whole range of different jobs associated with TV, film, radio and theatre. You could be anything from a singer, to a make-up artist to a director. It’s an exciting and highly competitive field to work in. If you’re creative and good with people this could be the career for you.
    Catering and hospitality
    If you love food and drink, there’s a range of different jobs you can do from sommelier to food scientist. A lot of these jobs require good customer service skills, as well as a good knowledge of food and drink.
    Construction is a huge job sector including many varied jobs from steelworker, to carpenter to surveyor. Many of these jobs involve working on outdoors or on building sites, they’re often very physically demanding.
    Counselling and social services
    Social workers, counsellors and occupational therapists all fall into this job family. Often called caring careers they’re jobs which involve a lot of contact with a range of different people so good communication skills are key. You may end up working for local government, the NHS or a charity.
    Education and training
    If you’re interested in teaching or training this is the job sector for you. You have the opportunity to work with people of all ages, from small children through to adults. Great communication skills are essential as is the ability to be organised thinking of a career in education or training.
    Engineering and manufacturing
    If you like working with machines or practical processes a career in engineering or manufacturing may be for you. A lot of the jobs are practical, and many – especially in engineering – involve mathematics.
    Environmental sciences
    From waste management to zoology, if you’re interested in the environment a career in environmental sciences may be for you. The job roles are varied - some may involve working indoors and others outdoors. A lot require a science background.
    IT and information management
    This is a varied job family which includes everything from systems analysts through to archivists – what all these jobs have in common is the management of data. Most of these jobs will be office-based and could involve working alone or in a team. Good analytical skills are often important for a career in information technology or information management.
    Journalism and publishing
    If you have a keen eye for a story then a career in journalism or publishing could be for you. Whether you’re writing a novel or working as a television journalism good written skills are really important. You may be working alone, in a small team or in a busy newsroom.
    Law and legal services
    If you care about justice then a career in the law or legal services could be for you. Jobs range from bailiff to barrister and usually require good people skills.
    Leisure, sport and tourism
    This is an incredibly varied job family including everything from cabin crew through to professional athletes. If you’re an active person or enjoy travel then a career in this job sector could be for you.
    Maintenance, service and repair
    If you’re interested in the way things work and how to repair them then a career in maintenance, service and repair may be for you. Jobs tend to be practically based and range from electrical engineer to shoe repairer.
    There are managers in all kinds of job sector. A career in management is varied but always requires good communication skills and an understanding of people.
    Marketing, sales and advertising
    Understanding the way customers think is key to a career in marketing, sales and advertising. Job roles are varied and include planning advertising campaigns to direct sales and marketing.
    Medical technology
    There’s a variety of technical jobs associated with medicine from radiographer to biomedical scientist. Jobs in this sector are often very science based, requiring sound analytical skills and practicality. You’ll often be working in a hospital or laboratory situation.
    Medicine and nursing
    If you’re a caring person and you’re interested in health and well-being then a career in medicine or nursing could be for you. You’ll often be based in a clinic, GPs surgery or hospital setting – though some roles are remotely based. You’ll need to be a people person with good communication skills for jobs in this sector.
    Retail sales and customer services
    There are many jobs within the retail sales and customer services sector. Most of them involve selling or dealing directly with customers. Customer service skills are really important for a career in this sector
    Science and research
    Whether you’re interested in maths, biology, physics, chemistry or geosciences there are dozens of career options which allow you to study science subjects to a high level – from geoscientists to astronaut. Careers in this sector usually require a high level of qualification and good analytical skills.
    Service sector (including health and beauty)
    Most jobs in this career family focus on offering personal services to people – this could be anything from hairdressing to tailoring. If you have a career in this job family you will probably end up self-employed or working for a small business so business skills are really important.
    Transport and logistics
    This industry involves all kinds of transport – from airplanes, to trains to taxis – as well as haulage and long distance driving. These jobs are great if you enjoy travel but they often involve spending a lot of time away from home.
Select a subject
    Art helps you develop creative skills and the ability to visualise new ideas which can be useful in many career areas such as arts, crafts and design, broadcast media and performing arts, journalism and publishing.
    Biology can be useful in many different careers including jobs within environmental sciences, medicine and nursing, and science and research.
    Business studies
    A knowledge of business and business processes can be useful in many different jobs including roles within the administrative and clerical job family, accountancy, banking and finance, and retail sales and customer services. It will also be useful if you are thinking about setting up your own business or being self-employed in the future.
    Chemistry can be useful in many different job families such as engineering and manufacturing, science and research, as well as medicine and nursing and environmental science.
    Computer science
    Computer science and the problem solving and IT skills it develops can be useful in many different careers such as information technology and information management, engineering and manufacturing, construction, broadcast media and performing arts, management, journalism and publishing, and medical technology.
    Design technology
    Design skills and the ability to visualise new ideas can be useful in many job families such as marketing, sales and advertising, arts crafts and design, broadcast media and performing arts, journalism and publishing, construction, as well as engineering and manufacturing.
    Drama, music, and performing arts
    The confidence and communication skills developed from drama, music and the performing arts can be useful in a wide range of occupational areas including catering and hospitality, retail sales and customer services, broadcast media and the performing arts, marketing, sales and advertising and leisure, sport and tourism.
    English qualifications are useful for many careers, but particularly for working in journalism and publishing, education and training, counselling and social services, marketing sales and advertising, and management.
    Food technology
    A passion for food can lead to a wide range of career opportunities, working in hotels, restaurants, or tourist venues. There is a range of career paths — in agriculture, catering and hospitality, environmental health, leisure and tourism, retail sales and customer service, as well as engineering and manufacturing.
    Foreign languages
    A knowledge of a modern foreign language is useful in a range of different careers. These include law, finance, business administration, sales and marketing, public services, transport, tourism and hospitality, and international aid. Speaking foreign languages is also useful if want to work abroad.
    Geography can be useful in many different job families such as environmental science, engineering and manufacturing, animals, agriculture, plants and land, construction, leisure, sport and tourism, transport and logistics.
    History can be useful in many job families including those linked with law, journalism and publishing, marketing, sales and advertising, arts, crafts and design, broadcast media and performing arts, leisure, sport and tourism, as well as education and training.
    Most jobs and careers will need you to use maths in some way and it's particularly useful in job families like accountancy, banking and finance, management, environmental sciences, construction, engineering and manufacturing, medical technology, and science and research.
    Media studies
    Media studies can be useful in a range of careers including marketing, sales and advertising, broadcast media and performing arts, journalist and publishing, and leisure sport and tourism.
    Physical education
    The physical fitness and good teamwork which come from an interest in physical education and playing sports can be useful in many different careers including leisure, sport and tourism, construction, education and training, armed forces, security and uniformed services, management, as well as animals, agriculture, plants and land.
    Physics and the problem solving skills it develops is useful in many different job families including agriculture, plans and land, environmental sciences, construction, engineering and manufacturing, medicine and nursing, medical technology, and science and research.
    Religious studies
    Knowledge of other cultures and world religious beliefs can be useful in many jobs where you are working with the public or communities. These include counselling and social services, marketing, sales and advertising, catering and hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism, retail sales and customer services, education and training, medicine and nursing, and service sector roles.
Select a skill
    Ability to understand technical plans
    You’ll need to understand, create or work to technical plans, diagrams, and instructions.
    You may need to keep detailed records, follow business processes or make and manage appointments.
    You’ll be collecting and examining information in detail to arrive at a solution, to answer a key question or make an informed decision.
    Attention to detail
    You'll need to be thorough and focused on details of a task. You'll monitor and check work, information, or plans.
    Business management
    Some jobs require a good understanding of how businesses work and the management skills to help the business run smoothly and succeed.
    If your job requires verbal communication you may need to write or give speeches and presentations. For jobs which require written communication skills you will need to write clearly an convincingly – you could be producing or dealing with legal documents or writing articles for a newspaper. You may also require good listening skills, the ability to negotiate or to be persuasive.
    You may need specific artistic or design skills for a job, or you may need to draw on a good imagination to come up with creative solutions to business challenges.
    Customer service
    Any job which involves contact with customers and the public requires good customer service skills. Whether it’s on the phone or face-to-face it’s important to be able to make customers feel welcome, to be polite and listen.
    You need to know and do what is expected of you. This ranges from organising yourself, being on time, to being responsible. Some jobs need particular discipline skills such as being able to persevere with the task and plans until you accomplish them, or following strict procedures.
    Financial planning
    You’ll need to have a good understanding of business and finance, combined with accuracy and attention to detail. You may also need to be able to produce financial reports and plans.
    Interpersonal skills
    You’ll need listening and speaking skills, as well empathy to build friendships and ensure good working relationships.
    You’ll need to be able to send and receive emails and use the internet effectively in most jobs. There are also a growing number of job roles which require more advanced technical and specialist software skills.
    You’ll need to be able to motivate, enthuse and build respect. Leadership often means having a vision of where you want the team or business to be. Good leaders understand the way others feel and behave, they have charisma which makes people want to follow them, as well as a balance of assertiveness and empathy.
    You’ll need good reading and writing skills. This could include a good standard of spoken and written English, and good knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
    Mechanical knowledge
    You’ll need practical skills and specialist knowledge of how things work or need to be designed and built.
    You’ll need to have a good standard of arithmetic. This could mean dealing with statistics, budgets, or doing complicated sums.
    You’ll need to be able to plan and schedule work. This could include being able to prioritise what needs to be done and by when.
    You’ll need to be able to tolerate waiting, delay, or frustration without becoming agitated or upset. Some jobs require lots of patience such as dealing with customers or clients who may be upset or unwell, and job roles where you have to explain or repeat information or instructions.
    People management
    If you work with other people as part of a team or as a team leader you’ll need a good understanding of people, excellent communication skills and know how to put in place good team structures.
    Physical fitness
    You’ll need to be physically fit, agile, and strong.
    Problem solving
    Some jobs particularly require problem solving skills and creative thinking to recognise problems and their causes, to identify a range of possible solutions and then assess and decide the best way forward.
    You’ll need to be able to listen to other team members and take on board each other’s opinions and ideas.
    Technical ability
    You may need particular technical skills and specialist knowledge of how things work or need to be designed and built.
    Time management
    You’ll need to be able to manage your time efficiently and make deadlines.
    Word processing
    You’ll need to be able to use computers word processing software to creative documents such as letters and reports as well as to manage business communications.
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Tree officer
Arboricultural officers maintain and manage trees for local councils or arboricultural contractors.
Materials technicians test materials under different conditions to help develop and improve them.
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Geoscientists study the structure of the Earth and how it was formed over time.
Telecoms technicians install, repair and maintain broadband, mobile and landline telephone networks.
A psychiatrist is a doctor who looks after patients with mental health problems, such as anxiety.
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Antiques dealers buy and sell old objects and collectors' items.
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Physiotherapists work with patients to improve their range of movement and promote wellbeing.
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Checkout assistant, Shop worker
Sales assistants serve and assist customers in shops, supermarkets and department stores.
Dancers use movement to express emotion and tell stories.
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Film editor
Video editors bring together pictures and sound to produce a piece for film or television.
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Assistant technical officer
Clinical support workers process blood samples, input data and order stock, among other duties.
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Tanker drivers transport bulk materials and liquids by road.
These roles provide care for people who need an artificial limb or devices to support body parts.
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Energy engineers help research, design and construct renewable-power generation plants.
A barristers' clerk deals with the admin in barristers' offices and organises the workload there.
Victim care officers support people who have experienced or witnessed crime.
Museum curators look after and manage exhibitions.
Delivery van drivers collect goods and deliver them to customers.
Mechanical engineers develop and design components and machinery used in industry.
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Youth worker, Community worker
Youth and community workers provide support for young people.
Estates officers are responsible for the management and upkeep of land and property.
Circus performers entertain audiences with displays of skills like acrobatics and clowning.
Manufacturing supervisors manage a team of staff and organise their workload.
Wedding planners help organise weddings.
Interpreters convert speech from one language to another.
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Finance director
School business managers work closely with head teachers to ensure budgets are used efficiently.
Refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) engineers design, install and maintain cooling systems.
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Writers write articles, books, comics and screen plays.
Zookeepers look after animals in zoos, safari parks, aquariums and sometimes in the wild.
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Debt counsellor
Money advisers help people whose debts have become too large or difficult for them to handle.
Textile machinery technicians maintain, service and repair machinery used in textiles manufacturing.
Dry-cleaners use a range of chemicals to clean clothes, soft furnishings and other items.
Valuers and auctioneers give professional advice to those who buy,sell and rent land and property.
DJs play music for audiences at live venues, or entertain radio audiences.
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Software developers design, build and test computer programmes.
Personal trainers help their clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
Plasterers coat the inside walls of buildings with plaster to make them ready for decorating.
Business analysts work with companies and organisations to help improve the way they do things.
Woodworking machinists cut and prepare timber for use in the construction trade or making furniture.
Builders’ merchants supply products to construction companies, tradespeople and the public.
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Fitness coach
Sports coaches train and coach amateur and professional athletes.
Domestic appliance service engineers install and repair household appliances.
Architects design and create plans and technical drawings of buildings.
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HGV driver, Lorry driver
Large goods vehicle drivers transport and deliver goods and raw materials in the UK and abroad.
Web designers use creative and technical skills to build new websites and redesign existing ones.
Secondary school teachers teach children from the ages of 11 to 18.
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Faith leader
Religious leaders offer support to followers of their religion through spiritual and moral guidance.
Chiropractors manipulate joints and soft tissue to improve the general health of their clients.
Dentists diagnose and treat problems affecting the mouth and teeth.
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Registrars collect and record births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnership details.
Model makers design and make 3D scale models to show how new buildings or products will look.
Aerospace engineers design and build aircraft and spacecraft
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Home carer, Care assistant
Care workers help look after children, vulnerable adults and the elderly.
Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.
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Health and safety coordinator, Health and safety manager
Health and safety advisers use their knowledge and skills to reduce injuries in the workplace.
Barbers cut and style men’s hair and beards.
Agricultural engineers design and service agricultural, horticultural and forestry machinery.
Acupuncturists use very fine needles to stimulate key pressure points on the body.
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Research and development manger
Business development managers are senior sales people who create opportunities for business growth.
A life coach helps clients to take control in areas such as relationships, careers and confidence.
Auditors check organisations' financial records to make sure they are accurate.
Stage managers makes sure the sets, equipment and props are ready for the opening of a performance.
Security systems installers fit and service electronic systems.
Social workers provide support to vulnerable members of society.
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Beauty consultant
Beauty therapists offer a range of cosmetic treatments to clients.
Driving instructors teach people how to drive cars safely.
Microbiologists use microscopes to study micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and algae.
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Palaeontologists study the remains, or fossils, of plants and animals.
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Digital editor, Digital producer, Online editor, Online producer, Web producer
Web editors publish and curate content on websites.
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Cyber security professional
Forensic computer analysts investigate computer-based crime (cyber crime).
As an army officer you’re in charge of a team of soldiers.
Butchers sell meat and poultry through individual shops, supermarkets or local markets.
Coroners inquire into all reported deaths from unnatural or unknown causes, or sudden deaths.
Stockbrokers manage investments for individuals, companies or large organisations.
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Personnel officer
Human resources (HR) officers look after hiring and developing employees, and welfare of staff.
Hypnotherapists use hypnotism to help clients achieve positive changes in their lives.
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Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems to improve patients' mobility.
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Transport planners plan the growth and maintenance of rail, road and air networks.
Airport baggage handlers load and unload luggage and freight from aircraft between flights.
Pattern graders take patterns created by a pattern cutter and scale them in size to create clothes.
Port operatives work with cargo, passengers and marine craft in ports and harbours.
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Admin assistant
Administrative assistants help run offices.
Medical secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to the medical sector.
Structural engineers help to design and build structures, from hospitals and bridges to oil rigs.
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Carpenters make and maintain wood fixtures in buildings.
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Spatial planner, Planner, Urban designer, Planning officer
Town planners help shape the way towns and cities develop.
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Medical illustrators produce illustrations, photographs and videos for use in healthcare.
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Housekeeping manager
A housekeeper is responsible for organising hotel staff to ensure that rooms are kept clean.
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Satellite systems technicians install and repair satellite dishes, aerials and network cables.
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Royal Air Force airman or airwoman
RAF airmen or airwomen fly on board fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters.
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Further education tutors, Further education teachers
Further education (FE) lecturers teach students over the age of 16.
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Massage therapists help relieve stress and pain by manipulating muscles in the body.
Blacksmiths shape and join metals, such as steel and iron, to make decorative and everyday items.
Sailing instructors teach people to sail boats at sea as well as on rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
Food scientists develop and test different foods, making sure they are safe for humans to eat.
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Paramedics treat medical emergencies.
Engineering maintenance fitters install, service and repair engineering machinery and equipment.
An anatomical pathology technician supports specialist doctors during post-mortem examinations.
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Forensic scientists collect and analyse evidence from crime scenes.
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Army private, Soldier
Army soldiers work in a variety of different roles in conflict zones.
Camera operators record images, set up equipment, plan shots and sort technical and lighting issues.
Special educational needs teachers work with children and young people who need extra support.
Biochemists investigate the chemical processes that take place inside all living things.
Insurance claims handlers help people who are making claims on their insurance policies.
Tailors create custom-made suits, jackets and coats for men and women.
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Social media producer
A social media manager looks after a company’s social media channels.
Photographers take pictures of people, landscapes or things.
Agricultural inspectors are responsible for the standards and regulations in farming.
Pop musicians earn money from performing music of any style from rock, pop, indie, to jazz or folk
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Bank branch manager
Bank managers help people manage their money using banking services.
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Customer service advisers
Customer service assistants or advisers deal with customer enquiries and complaints.
You could be working on the whole of the beer production cycle, or just part of it.
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Gas installation engineer, Gas maintenance engineer
Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.
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Optometrists carry out detailed eye examinations to test vision and identify problems.
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IT trainers design and deliver computer courses.
Bid writers prepare documents to win contracts to provide services, or to apply for project funding.
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Marketing manager
Marketing executives promote products and services to the wider world.
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Bar server, Bar staff
Bar staff serve drinks in pubs, clubs, hotels, and wine bars.
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A groundsperson look after sports grounds.
Reflexologists apply pressure to areas of people’s feet to aid healing via ‘energy pathways’.
An animator draws and animates characters, buildings, objects and landscapes.
Garment technologists choose fabrics and designs to produce items of clothing at the desired cost.
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Oil and gas engineer, Drilling engineer
Petroleum engineers are involved in all parts of the oil and gas production process.
Personal shoppers advise customers on what items they should buy.
Offshore roustabouts keep the drilling area of an oil or gas rig in good working order.
Magazine journalists research and write news articles and features for all sorts of publications.
Receptionists are the first point of contact for organisations such as hotels, gyms and businesses.
School secretaries provide administrative support in schools.
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Anaesthetist, Emergency medic, Gynaecologist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Radiologist, Surgeon
Hospital doctors diagnose and treat patients who have been admitted to hospital.
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Classroom assistant, Learning support assistants
Teaching assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom.
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Engineering craft worker
CNC machinists use computer numerically controlled machine tools to create parts used in industry.
Divers work at sea, or carry out industry-specific tasks in rivers, lakes, canals, and reservoirs.
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Lunchtime assistant
Lunchtime supervisors work in schools, looking after children during the lunch break.
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GP, Doctor
General practitioners (GPs) are doctors who treat and diagnose a variety of medical conditions.
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CAD technician
Computer-aided design technicians use computers to design and manufacture buildings and machinery.
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Publican-licensee, Pub landlord, Licensee
Publicans manage licensed premises, such as pubs and bars.
Police community support officers work with the police, dealing with minor incidents and offences.
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PR officer
Public relations officers are responsible for managing the reputation of a company.
Ecologists look at relationships in the natural world.
A football or sports agent negotiates employment contracts for the athletes they represent.
Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.
Locksmiths sell, install, and repair locks for homes and businesses.
Paediatricians manage and treat medical conditions affecting those up to the age of 18.
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Animal technologist
Animal technicians are responsible for the day-to-day needs of laboratory animals.
Computer service and repair technicians repair/maintain hardware, and install/repair software.
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Detection officer
Customs officers stop banned items from entering or leaving the country, and collect taxes & duties.
Private investigators carry out secret enquiries for clients to find out information and check facts
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Pilot, Passenger pilot
Airline pilots fly goods and people to destinations across the world.
Royal marine commandos take part in front line combat, on land and at sea.
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Lighting cameraman, Director of photography
A cinematographer is the head of the camera and lighting crew working on a film or TV set.
Bricklayers build and repair walls.
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TV presenter, Broadcaster
Television presenters front factual and entertainment television shows
Aid workers provide support, food, resources, and infrastructure to people in need.
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Process engineer
Chemical engineers research and design machinery used to turn raw materials into everyday products.
An RAF officer leads a team of airmen and airwomen, as well as flying or specialist ground duties.
Management consultants help businesses and organisations to solve problems and improve efficiency.
Fish farmers work as part of a small team, breeding, rearing and harvesting fish and shellfish.
Farriers prepare and treat horses' feet, so they can make and fit horseshoes.
Immigration officers check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving the country.
Fine artists create drawings, paintings, sculptures, and moving pictures, using a variety of media.
Graphic designers use lettering and images to communicate information and ideas.
Economists advise businesses how best to manage finances and invest money.
Aromatherapists use oils to promote emotional wellbeing.
Biologists study plants and animals and the way they live.
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Car valets clean cars, inside and out, to keep them looking in top condition.
Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, or lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.
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Policy officer, Democratic services officer
As a local government officer, you would be responsible for putting council policies into practice.
Education administrators help run a university, college, or school.
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Letting negotiators
A letting agent manages rental properties on behalf of clients.
Merchant navy engineering officers maintain the mechanical and electrical machinery and instruments
Security officers make sure that buildings, valuables or people are safe and secure.
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Police officers investigate and prevent crime.
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Air hostess, Air steward, Flight attendant
Air cabin crew look after and keep airplane passengers safe.
Chimney sweeps clean the chimneys of open fires.
Countryside rangers look after areas of the countryside, like woods and National Parks.
Prison officers supervise inmates in prisons, remand centres and young offenders' institutions.
Train drivers drive trains across the national rail network.
Firefighters control and put out fires.
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Management accountant, Tax accountant, Financial accountant
Accountants manage money. You need to be good with numbers to do this job.
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Quantity surveyors manage the costs and budget of a building project from outset to completion.
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Telecomms engineer
Telecommunications engineers fit and maintain phone and internet systems.
Counsellors spend time with people and help them talk about their feelings.
Business advisers give advice and support to new and established businesses.
Helicopter pilots fly helicopters for business, leisure or emergency response purposes.
Trade union officials represent the interests of their union’s members.
Health visitors are qualified registered nurses or midwives who work in the community.
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A coastguard supports search and rescue services to prevent loss of life on the coast and at sea.
Ofsted inspectors report on the quality of places of education and learning.
Taxi drivers pick up and transport customers to their destination in a car.
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Online marketing executive, Digital marketing executive , Internet marketing officer
A digital marketing officer, promotes their employer's products, services or ideas online.
Meteorologists analyse and forecast the weather.
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Librarians are responsible for the day-to-day running of library services.
User acceptance testers test websites and software to see if they work properly before they go live.
Dog groomers keep dogs’ fur coats in good condition.
Building services engineers design, install and service equipment and systems found in buildings.
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A sub editor is in charge of checking all written content before it is published in print or online.
Riding centre managers are responsible for the centre’s activities, staff and business development.
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Veterinary surgeons look after sick and injured animals.
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HR manager, Personnel manager
Human resources managers deal with recruitment, training and retention of staff.
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Nursery nurse
Nursery workers look after small children.
Market traders sell goods and services from street stalls or indoor markets.
Barristers represent clients and solicitors in court and through legal proceedings.
Cake decorators create designs on cakes and pastries.
Astronomers use a wide range of scientific techniques to study the universe and its origins.
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Paralegals specialise in one area of the law, carrying out a range of legal work.
Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences.
Window fitters install new or replacement windows, conservatories and glazed curtain walls.
Radiographers use different kinds of radiation to treat ill or injured patients.
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Medical records staff
Health records clerks keep patients' medical records up-to-date and available to medical staff.
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Account handler
Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.
Nutritional therapists help improve and maintain health and wellbeing through diet and nutrition.
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Records manager
Archivists manage and preserve collections of historical records and documents.
Royal Navy officers serve on board ships and submarines, managing the day-to-day operations.
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Site inspector
A clerk of works is a manager on a construction site.
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Welders cut, shape and join sections of metal plate and pipes in a wide range of industries.
Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples agree on things without having to go to court.
Prop makers create objects for use in theatre, film and TV productions.
Farm workers do practical and manual work on a farm with animals, crops, or both.
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Design engineer
Design engineers research and develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them.
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Production technician
Lighting technicians produce, rig and build lighting systems used in film, TV and live events.
Helpdesk professionals offer support to computer users with any technical issues.
Store detectives are employed to prevent shoplifting.
Glaziers work on clients' premises installing glass in windows, doors and other glazed units.
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Geotechnicians work with geoscientists to collect and analyse data from soil, rocks and water.
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Medical physicists research and develop techniques and equipment used to diagnose and treat illness.
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Systems analysts test and suggest improvements to IT systems.
Crown prosecutors make sure decisions to bring people to court are fair and likely to succeed.
Environmental health officers make sure homes and work places are safe, hygienic and healthy.
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Debt collector
This role involves recovering unpaid money from businesses or individuals.
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Contact centre operator
A call centre operator makes, takes and manages calls in a call centre.
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Solicitors advise clients about different aspects of the law.
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Business project manager, Financial project manager
Business and financial project managers plan and manage a wide variety of projects.
Leisure centre managers are responsible for the daily running of leisure centres and facilities.
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Cabin steward
Cruise ship stewards clean and maintain guestrooms or cabins.
Head teachers are leaders of their schools, and create suitable conditions for children and staff.
Signwriters produce hand-painted signs for places such as historic buildings, fairgrounds and shops.
Computer games developers create, develop and code computer games.
Bakers make bread, cakes, pastries, and other baked goods.
Cleaners make sure houses, offices or other commercial businesses are kept clean and tidy.
Newspaper journalists research and report the news, publishing their work in newspapers and online.
Insurance brokers act as the link between insurance companies and customers.
A web content manager is responsible for the information that appears on a company's website.
Choreographers create and plan dance routines or sequences for dancers or performers.
Thatchers use traditional craft skills, materials and tools to replace and repair thatched roofs.
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Theatrical producers are creative decision-makers who manage all aspects of putting on a production.
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Building control surveyor
Building control officers make sure regulations are followed when buildings are being constructed.
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Travel agents book business and leisure travel for customers.
Insurance underwriters work out the risk for insuring a particular person or company.
Cinema/theatre attendants help customers during entertainment shows.
Bodyguards protect people from risk of violence, kidnapping or any other harmful situation.
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Broadcast assistant
Media researchers support producers by finding out background information.
A roofer's work ranges from re-slating a roof, to restoring lead sheets on an old building.
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Sales managers organise, coach and lead a team to work towards agreed sales targets.
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Building project manager
Construction project managers deal with the day-to-day running of a construction project.
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Farm managers deal with the day-to-day running of a farm.
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Clinical scientist
Biomedical scientists, also known as clinical scientists, test patient samples.
Royal Navy ratings work onboard ships and submarines.
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Pre-school manage
Nursery managers are in charge of the day-to-day running of childcare centres.
Store demonstrators show products in stores, supermarkets and other businesses to increase sales.
Beauty therapists carry out beauty treatments on clients.
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Shop manager, Store manager, General manager
Retail managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of a shop.
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Finance analyst
Investment analysts provide reports to help stock-market traders make decisions about investments.
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Features editor
A commissioning editor buys the work of authors, writers and journalists for publication.
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Print finisher
Bookbinders turn printed paper into finished products, such as books, booklets and catalogues.
A dental hygienist provides treatments to clean and maintain healthy teeth.
Tax inspectors examine tax accounts to ensure the correct amount of tax is paid.
Fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges, from high fashion to high-street fashion.
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Infant school teacher, Junior school teacher
Primary school teachers teach children from the ages of four to 11
Jewellery designers plan the style and pattern of jewellery, silverware and decorative products.
Estate agents advertise, sell, and negotiate sales of property.
Diplomatic service officers work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office either in the UK or abroad.
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Civil engineers plan, design and manage a variety of construction projects.
Conveyancers use legal processes to transfer ownership of property or land.
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Waitress, Waiter
Waiting staff serve food and drinks to customers in cafés, restaurants, pubs, and at large events.
Tax advisers work with clients to ensure they pay the right amount of tax, and plan their finances.
Astronauts fly spacecraft or work as part of the crew.
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Actors work in film, TV and the theatre.
Fairground workers operate rides and carry out maintenance.
IT project managers oversee the planning and development of computer systems to meet clients' needs.
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Highways operative
A road worker helps build and repair roads and motorways.
Offshore roughnecks are skilled labourers on an oil or gas rig.
Gamekeepers make sure there's enough game and birds for clients to shoot on land managed for this.
Road transport managers coordinate freight and transport operations on the UK's road network.
Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.
Royal Marines officers lead teams of commandos in combat situations, at sea and on land.
A bomb disposal technician identifies explosive devices and defuses them to make them safe.
Events managers are responsible for organising and running all kinds of events.
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Sports announcer, Sports presenter
Sports commentators help people follow a game or sporting event by describing what's happening.
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Coffee shop worker
Baristas make and serve coffee in shops, cafés, coffee shops and restaurants.
Housing officers supervise the management of rented properties that belong to local authorities.
Childminders look after children whilst their parents are at work or studying.
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Biomedical engineers
Clinical engineers develop and maintain equipment used for diagnosing illness and treating patients.
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Auto electricians fit and repair electrical systems in motor vehicles.
Plumbers fit and repair water systems.
Procurement managers are responsible for buying equipment, goods and services for companies.
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Franchise owners buy a licence to operate under the brand of an established company.
Surgeons specialise in caring for patients who need an operation.
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Occupational therapists help people overcome mental or physical illness or accidents.
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Chauffeurs drive clients to wherever they need to go.
Florists design and create flower and plant arrangements, bouquets and wreaths.
Psychologists study people's behaviour, thoughts and feelings, and help them overcome problems.
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Window dresser, Display assistant
Visual merchandisers use their design skills to help promote images, products and services.
Cabinet makers make wooden furniture.
Homeopaths create natural remedies to try and stimulate the body’s healing process.
A handyperson, carries out minor repairs and small jobs in people's homes and businesses.
Legal secretaries provide administrative support for solicitors, barristers and legal executives.
Horse riding instructors teach people to ride horses and improve their riding technique.
Market research interviewers collect information, using prepared questionnaires.
A retail buyer selects products to be sold in retail outlets.
Payroll managers manage the payroll departments within organisations.
RSPCA inspectors investigate and help prevent cruelty to animals.
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Clinical engineer
Biomedical engineers design, develop, and maintain equipment used for diagnosis.
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Clinical psychiatric nurse
Mental health nurses work in hospitals and communities to support people with mental health issues.
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Veterinary nurses help look after sick animals.
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Personal assistants are responsible for administrative and secretarial duties.
Computer games testers are part of the quality assurance (QA) team.
Civil service executive officers help to manage departments that apply government policies.
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Offshore drilling workers work in a variety of roles on oil or gas rigs.
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Dental technician
Dental technicians design, build, repair and adjust dental devices for dental patients.
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Training officers organise training for staff within companies.
Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.
Food processing workers produce and pack a wide variety of food items.
Pathologists work with doctors, nurses and other medical specialists to diagnose and treat illness.
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Pharmacologists study the effects of drugs and chemicals on animals, people and plants.
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A midwife cares for pregnant women and their babies before, during and after childbirth.
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Media buyers buy advertising space in newspapers and magazines, on TV, radio and cinema.
Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches.
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Weapons systems operators (WSOps)
RAF non-commissioned aircrew fly aircraft and helicopters to carry out air patrols over UK.
Warehouse managers plan and coordinate warehouse operations at depots and retail stores.
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Pattern cutters create patterns based on drawings from a fashion designer.
Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.
Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces.
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Nurses look after people when they are sick or injured.
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Plant biologist
Botanists study all forms of plant life and have many different job roles in lots of areas.
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Floor layer
Carpet fitters install floor coverings.
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Recycling officers plan and develop environmental and waste-reduction policies.
Broadcast engineers make sure programmes are broadcast at the right time and of the highest quality
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Hair stylist
Hairdressers cut and style hair.
Beekeepers manage colonies of honey bees.
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Volunteer coordinator
Volunteer organisers recruit, train and manage volunteers in all kinds of organisations.
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Bank clerk
Banking customer service advisers process money as well as dealing with customer queries.
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Proofreaders check and edit written documents, articles and books.
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Publishing assistant
Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process in print and online.
Heating and ventilation engineers install and service heating and air conditioning systems.
Gardeners design, manage, plant, and tend gardens.
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Production designer, Stage designer
Set designers create the overall look of a theatre, television or film production.
Merchant navy deck officers are responsible for navigation, communications, crew and cargo onboard.
Bus and coach drivers transport passengers on local, national or overseas journeys.
Broadcast journalists report the news on TV, radio and online.
Producers manage media projects from beginning to completion.
Data entry clerks update, maintain, and retrieve information held on computer systems.
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Food service manager
Catering managers work with chefs to organise and plan organisations' food-and-drink services.
Nail technicians look after, shape and decorate people’s finger and toe nails.
This role involves planning and running events, such as trade shows, exhibitions and conferences.
Copywriters write advertising and marketing content.
Costume designers are in charge of the look and creation costumes and outfits.
Electricians install and maintain electrical systems.
Speech and language therapists assess and support people with communication problems.
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Information security analyst
IT security coordinators put security measures in place to protect their clients' data.
Nuclear engineers are responsible for the safe and productive running of nuclear power stations.
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Tour directors
Tour managers manage the travel arrangements of holidaymakers and business clients.
Demolition operatives demolish and dismantle old and derelict structures and buildings.
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Substance misuse worker
Drug and alcohol workers help people tackle their drug, alcohol or solvent misuse problems.
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Marine biologist, Marine chemist, Marine physicist, Marine geologist
Oceanographers use knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and geology to study seas and oceans.
Martial arts instructors teach all aspects of a particular martial art such as karate or jujitsu.
Booksellers purchase books from wholesalers and publishers to sell to the public.
Physicists study the natural universe and try to uncover why objects exist and behave as they do.
Illustrators create drawings or diagrams to make products more attractive or easier to understand.
Management accountants are responsible for managing a company's finances.
Engineering craft machinists make parts used in manufacturing and engineering.
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Chefs cook food and manage restaurant kitchens.