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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Construction
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Management
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    Art
    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.
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    Biology
    Biology can be useful in many different careers including jobs within environmental sciences, medicine and nursing, and science and research.
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    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.
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    Chemistry
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    English
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Geography
    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.
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    History
    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.
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    Maths
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Physics
    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.
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    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
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    Ability to understand technical plans
    You’ll need to understand, create or work to technical plans, diagrams, and instructions.
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    Administration
    You may need to keep detailed records, follow business processes or make and manage appointments.
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    Analytics
    You’ll be collecting and examining information in detail to arrive at a solution, to answer a key question or make an informed decision.
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    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.
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    Business management
    Some jobs require a good understanding of how businesses work and the management skills to help the business run smoothly and succeed.
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    Communication
    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.
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    Creativity
    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.
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    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.
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    Discipline
    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.
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    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.
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    Interpersonal skills
    You’ll need listening and speaking skills, as well empathy to build friendships and ensure good working relationships.
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    IT
    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.
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    Leadership
    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.
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    Literacy
    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.
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    Mechanical knowledge
    You’ll need practical skills and specialist knowledge of how things work or need to be designed and built.
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    Numeracy
    You’ll need to have a good standard of arithmetic. This could mean dealing with statistics, budgets, or doing complicated sums.
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    Organisation
    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.
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    Patience
    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.
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    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.
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    Physical fitness
    You’ll need to be physically fit, agile, and strong.
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    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.
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    Teamwork
    You’ll need to be able to listen to other team members and take on board each other’s opinions and ideas.
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    Technical ability
    You may need particular technical skills and specialist knowledge of how things work or need to be designed and built.
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    Time management
    You’ll need to be able to manage your time efficiently and make deadlines.
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    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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Building project manager
Construction project managers deal with the day-to-day running of a construction project.
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Training officers organise training for staff within companies.
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Barbers cut and style men’s hair and beards.
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A midwife cares for pregnant women and their babies before, during and after childbirth.
Job families:
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Food processing workers produce and pack a wide variety of food items.
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Also known as:
Medical records staff
Health records clerks keep patients' medical records up-to-date and available to medical staff.
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Driving instructors teach people how to drive cars safely.
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Blacksmiths shape and join metals, such as steel and iron, to make decorative and everyday items.
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Also known as:
Clinical psychiatric nurse
Mental health nurses work in hospitals and communities to support people with mental health issues.
Job families:
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Antiques dealers buy and sell old objects and collectors' items.
Job families:
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Beauty therapists carry out beauty treatments on clients.
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Also known as:
Account handler
Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.
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Also known as:
Volunteer coordinator
Volunteer organisers recruit, train and manage volunteers in all kinds of organisations.
Job families:
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Circus performers entertain audiences with displays of skills like acrobatics and clowning.
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Also known as:
Dental technician
Dental technicians design, build, repair and adjust dental devices for dental patients.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Plant biologist
Botanists study all forms of plant life and have many different job roles in lots of areas.
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Paralegals specialise in one area of the law, carrying out a range of legal work.
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A roofer's work ranges from re-slating a roof, to restoring lead sheets on an old building.
Job families:
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Conveyancers use legal processes to transfer ownership of property or land.
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Economists advise businesses how best to manage finances and invest money.
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Pop musicians earn money from performing music of any style from rock, pop, indie, to jazz or folk
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Woodworking machinists cut and prepare timber for use in the construction trade or making furniture.
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Cabinet makers make wooden furniture.
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Also known as:
Design engineer
Design engineers research and develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them.
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Medical physicists research and develop techniques and equipment used to diagnose and treat illness.
Job families:
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Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, or lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.
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Plasterers coat the inside walls of buildings with plaster to make them ready for decorating.
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Royal Marines officers lead teams of commandos in combat situations, at sea and on land.
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A dental hygienist provides treatments to clean and maintain healthy teeth.
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Riding centre managers are responsible for the centre’s activities, staff and business development.
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Also known as:
Cyber security professional
Forensic computer analysts investigate computer-based crime (cyber crime).
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Agricultural inspectors are responsible for the standards and regulations in farming.
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Energy engineers help research, design and construct renewable-power generation plants.
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Also known as:
TV presenter, Broadcaster
Television presenters front factual and entertainment television shows
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Bid writers prepare documents to win contracts to provide services, or to apply for project funding.
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Head teachers are leaders of their schools, and create suitable conditions for children and staff.
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Welders cut, shape and join sections of metal plate and pipes in a wide range of industries.
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Aromatherapists use oils to promote emotional wellbeing.
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Farm workers do practical and manual work on a farm with animals, crops, or both.
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Tax advisers work with clients to ensure they pay the right amount of tax, and plan their finances.
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Security officers make sure that buildings, valuables or people are safe and secure.
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IT trainers design and deliver computer courses.
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Offshore drilling workers work in a variety of roles on oil or gas rigs.
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Also known as:
Contact centre operator
A call centre operator makes, takes and manages calls in a call centre.
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Biochemists investigate the chemical processes that take place inside all living things.
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Cake decorators create designs on cakes and pastries.
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Also known as:
Research and development manger
Business development managers are senior sales people who create opportunities for business growth.
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DJs play music for audiences at live venues, or entertain radio audiences.
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Also known as:
Admin assistant
Administrative assistants help run offices.
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Biologists study plants and animals and the way they live.
Job families:
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Port operatives work with cargo, passengers and marine craft in ports and harbours.
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Also known as:
Sub
A sub editor is in charge of checking all written content before it is published in print or online.
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Locksmiths sell, install, and repair locks for homes and businesses.
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Childminders look after children whilst their parents are at work or studying.
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Homeopaths create natural remedies to try and stimulate the body’s healing process.
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Also known as:
Publishing assistant
Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process in print and online.
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Firefighters control and put out fires.
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Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.
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Insurance brokers act as the link between insurance companies and customers.
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Road transport managers coordinate freight and transport operations on the UK's road network.
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Helpdesk professionals offer support to computer users with any technical issues.
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Garment technologists choose fabrics and designs to produce items of clothing at the desired cost.
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A bomb disposal technician identifies explosive devices and defuses them to make them safe.
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As an army officer you’re in charge of a team of soldiers.
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Cleaners make sure houses, offices or other commercial businesses are kept clean and tidy.
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Merchant navy deck officers are responsible for navigation, communications, crew and cargo onboard.
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An RAF officer leads a team of airmen and airwomen, as well as flying or specialist ground duties.
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Sailing instructors teach people to sail boats at sea as well as on rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
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Store demonstrators show products in stores, supermarkets and other businesses to increase sales.
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Prop makers create objects for use in theatre, film and TV productions.
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Architects design and create plans and technical drawings of buildings.
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Also known as:
Joiner
Carpenters make and maintain wood fixtures in buildings.
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Martial arts instructors teach all aspects of a particular martial art such as karate or jujitsu.
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A life coach helps clients to take control in areas such as relationships, careers and confidence.
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Beekeepers manage colonies of honey bees.
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Psychologists study people's behaviour, thoughts and feelings, and help them overcome problems.
Job families:
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Food scientists develop and test different foods, making sure they are safe for humans to eat.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Records manager
Archivists manage and preserve collections of historical records and documents.
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Also known as:
Sports announcer, Sports presenter
Sports commentators help people follow a game or sporting event by describing what's happening.
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Also known as:
Chiropodist
Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems to improve patients' mobility.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Publican-licensee, Pub landlord, Licensee
Publicans manage licensed premises, such as pubs and bars.
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Dog groomers keep dogs’ fur coats in good condition.
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Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.
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Also known as:
Checkout assistant, Shop worker
Sales assistants serve and assist customers in shops, supermarkets and department stores.
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Car valets clean cars, inside and out, to keep them looking in top condition.
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Payroll managers manage the payroll departments within organisations.
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Auditors check organisations' financial records to make sure they are accurate.
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Astronauts fly spacecraft or work as part of the crew.
Job families:
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Data entry clerks update, maintain, and retrieve information held on computer systems.
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Security systems installers fit and service electronic systems.
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Zookeepers look after animals in zoos, safari parks, aquariums and sometimes in the wild.
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Also known as:
Classroom assistant, Learning support assistants
Teaching assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom.
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Also known as:
Finance director
School business managers work closely with head teachers to ensure budgets are used efficiently.
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Physiotherapists work with patients to improve their range of movement and promote wellbeing.
Job families:
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Magazine journalists research and write news articles and features for all sorts of publications.
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Also known as:
Process engineer
Chemical engineers research and design machinery used to turn raw materials into everyday products.
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Also known as:
Coffee shop worker
Baristas make and serve coffee in shops, cafés, coffee shops and restaurants.
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Housing officers supervise the management of rented properties that belong to local authorities.
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A football or sports agent negotiates employment contracts for the athletes they represent.
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Also known as:
Assistant technical officer
Clinical support workers process blood samples, input data and order stock, among other duties.
Job families:
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A web content manager is responsible for the information that appears on a company's website.
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A retail buyer selects products to be sold in retail outlets.
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Textile machinery technicians maintain, service and repair machinery used in textiles manufacturing.
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A barristers' clerk deals with the admin in barristers' offices and organises the workload there.
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Model makers design and make 3D scale models to show how new buildings or products will look.
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Museum curators look after and manage exhibitions.
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Auto electricians fit and repair electrical systems in motor vehicles.
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Wedding planners help organise weddings.
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Also known as:
Weapons systems operators (WSOps)
RAF non-commissioned aircrew fly aircraft and helicopters to carry out air patrols over UK.
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Also known as:
HGV driver, Lorry driver
Large goods vehicle drivers transport and deliver goods and raw materials in the UK and abroad.
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Also known as:
Spatial planner, Planner, Urban designer, Planning officer
Town planners help shape the way towns and cities develop.
Job families:
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IT project managers oversee the planning and development of computer systems to meet clients' needs.
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Reflexologists apply pressure to areas of people’s feet to aid healing via ‘energy pathways’.
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Merchant navy engineering officers maintain the mechanical and electrical machinery and instruments
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Counsellors spend time with people and help them talk about their feelings.
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Tailors create custom-made suits, jackets and coats for men and women.
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Speech and language therapists assess and support people with communication problems.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Lawyer
Solicitors advise clients about different aspects of the law.
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Also known as:
Social media producer
A social media manager looks after a company’s social media channels.
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Also known as:
Animal technologist
Animal technicians are responsible for the day-to-day needs of laboratory animals.
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Travel agents book business and leisure travel for customers.
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Pharmacologists study the effects of drugs and chemicals on animals, people and plants.
Job families:
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Immigration officers check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving the country.
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Veterinary nurses help look after sick animals.
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Airport baggage handlers load and unload luggage and freight from aircraft between flights.
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Also known as:
Bank branch manager
Bank managers help people manage their money using banking services.
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Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.
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Also known as:
Window dresser, Display assistant
Visual merchandisers use their design skills to help promote images, products and services.
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Booksellers purchase books from wholesalers and publishers to sell to the public.
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Engineering craft machinists make parts used in manufacturing and engineering.
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Also known as:
Marketing manager
Marketing executives promote products and services to the wider world.
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Also known as:
Digital editor, Digital producer, Online editor, Online producer, Web producer
Web editors publish and curate content on websites.
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Copywriters write advertising and marketing content.
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Royal Navy officers serve on board ships and submarines, managing the day-to-day operations.
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User acceptance testers test websites and software to see if they work properly before they go live.
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RSPCA inspectors investigate and help prevent cruelty to animals.
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Receptionists are the first point of contact for organisations such as hotels, gyms and businesses.
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Also known as:
Policy officer, Democratic services officer
As a local government officer, you would be responsible for putting council policies into practice.
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Private investigators carry out secret enquiries for clients to find out information and check facts
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Also known as:
Oil and gas engineer, Drilling engineer
Petroleum engineers are involved in all parts of the oil and gas production process.
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Market traders sell goods and services from street stalls or indoor markets.
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Materials technicians test materials under different conditions to help develop and improve them.
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Fish farmers work as part of a small team, breeding, rearing and harvesting fish and shellfish.
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Also known as:
Customer service advisers
Customer service assistants or advisers deal with customer enquiries and complaints.
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Delivery van drivers collect goods and deliver them to customers.
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Geotechnicians work with geoscientists to collect and analyse data from soil, rocks and water.
Job families:
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Media buyers buy advertising space in newspapers and magazines, on TV, radio and cinema.
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Also known as:
CAD technician
Computer-aided design technicians use computers to design and manufacture buildings and machinery.
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Stage managers makes sure the sets, equipment and props are ready for the opening of a performance.
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Horse riding instructors teach people to ride horses and improve their riding technique.
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Also known as:
Editor
Proofreaders check and edit written documents, articles and books.
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An anatomical pathology technician supports specialist doctors during post-mortem examinations.
Job families:
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Recycling officers plan and develop environmental and waste-reduction policies.
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Stockbrokers manage investments for individuals, companies or large organisations.
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Business analysts work with companies and organisations to help improve the way they do things.
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Heating and ventilation engineers install and service heating and air conditioning systems.
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Transport planners plan the growth and maintenance of rail, road and air networks.
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Also known as:
Waitress, Waiter
Waiting staff serve food and drinks to customers in cafés, restaurants, pubs, and at large events.
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Also known as:
Policeman
Police officers investigate and prevent crime.
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Royal marine commandos take part in front line combat, on land and at sea.
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Also known as:
Broadcast assistant
Media researchers support producers by finding out background information.
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Fairground workers operate rides and carry out maintenance.
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Procurement managers are responsible for buying equipment, goods and services for companies.
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Signwriters produce hand-painted signs for places such as historic buildings, fairgrounds and shops.
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Also known as:
Gas installation engineer, Gas maintenance engineer
Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.
Job families:
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Computer service and repair technicians repair/maintain hardware, and install/repair software.
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Palaeontologists study the remains, or fossils, of plants and animals.
Job families:
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Market research interviewers collect information, using prepared questionnaires.
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Also known as:
Lighting cameraman, Director of photography
A cinematographer is the head of the camera and lighting crew working on a film or TV set.
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Police community support officers work with the police, dealing with minor incidents and offences.
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Domestic appliance service engineers install and repair household appliances.
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Also known as:
Letting negotiators
A letting agent manages rental properties on behalf of clients.
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Ofsted inspectors report on the quality of places of education and learning.
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Refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) engineers design, install and maintain cooling systems.
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Surgeons specialise in caring for patients who need an operation.
Job families:
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A handyperson, carries out minor repairs and small jobs in people's homes and businesses.
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Optometrists carry out detailed eye examinations to test vision and identify problems.
Job families:
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A coastguard supports search and rescue services to prevent loss of life on the coast and at sea.
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Satellite systems technicians install and repair satellite dishes, aerials and network cables.
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Florists design and create flower and plant arrangements, bouquets and wreaths.
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Also known as:
Food service manager
Catering managers work with chefs to organise and plan organisations' food-and-drink services.
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Dancers use movement to express emotion and tell stories.
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Librarians are responsible for the day-to-day running of library services.
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Also known as:
Debt counsellor
Money advisers help people whose debts have become too large or difficult for them to handle.
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Nurses look after people when they are sick or injured.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Information security analyst
IT security coordinators put security measures in place to protect their clients' data.
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Also known as:
Farmer
Farm managers deal with the day-to-day running of a farm.
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Dentists diagnose and treat problems affecting the mouth and teeth.
Job families:
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Radiographers use different kinds of radiation to treat ill or injured patients.
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Paramedics treat medical emergencies.
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Also known as:
Features editor
A commissioning editor buys the work of authors, writers and journalists for publication.
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Telecoms technicians install, repair and maintain broadband, mobile and landline telephone networks.
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Valuers and auctioneers give professional advice to those who buy,sell and rent land and property.
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Estate agents advertise, sell, and negotiate sales of property.
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Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Floor layer
Carpet fitters install floor coverings.
Job families:
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Gardeners design, manage, plant, and tend gardens.
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These roles provide care for people who need an artificial limb or devices to support body parts.
Job families:
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Also known as:
Bank clerk
Banking customer service advisers process money as well as dealing with customer queries.
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Train drivers drive trains across the national rail network.
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Leisure centre managers are responsible for the daily running of leisure centres and facilities.
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You could be working on the whole of the beer production cycle, or just part of it.
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Dry-cleaners use a range of chemicals to clean clothes, soft furnishings and other items.
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Victim care officers support people who have experienced or witnessed crime.
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Electricians install and maintain electrical systems.
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Legal secretaries provide administrative support for solicitors, barristers and legal executives.
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Family mediators help divorcing or separating couples agree on things without having to go to court.
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Also known as:
Production designer, Stage designer
Set designers create the overall look of a theatre, television or film production.
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Choreographers create and plan dance routines or sequences for dancers or performers.
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Barristers represent clients and solicitors in court and through legal proceedings.
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Also known as:
Youth worker, Community worker
Youth and community workers provide support for young people.
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Social workers provide support to vulnerable members of society.
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Also known as:
Finance analyst
Investment analysts provide reports to help stock-market traders make decisions about investments.
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Newspaper journalists research and report the news, publishing their work in newspapers and online.
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Builders’ merchants supply products to construction companies, tradespeople and the public.
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Sales managers organise, coach and lead a team to work towards agreed sales targets.
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Agricultural engineers design and service agricultural, horticultural and forestry machinery.
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Medical illustrators produce illustrations, photographs and videos for use in healthcare.
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Also known as:
Fitness coach
Sports coaches train and coach amateur and professional athletes.
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Broadcast journalists report the news on TV, radio and online.