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Arts, Craft & Entertainment Jobs
Sculptor jobs
Arts, Craft & Entertainment Jobs

These type of careers tend to demand the type of person that is highly creative and imaginative with a love of the ‘arts’. They are often good with people, and have the ability to express themselves in various ways. Other traits include excellent design skills, an eye for detail, good organisation skills, patience and determination, resourcefulness and a good sense of humour. Entry level often requires no formal qualifications but past successful experience and a track-record is important. Often there is significant competition in this sector and only the best tend to succeed. Whilst some jobs in this category are location based a significant number of these roles may require a travel in the UK and abroad.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: art director, graphic artist, photographer, theatre manager, art teacher, publisher, graphic designer, college art teacher, entertainer, musician, CAD programmer, painter, writer, film director


Building, Construction & Property Jobs
Building Jobs
Building, Construction & Property Jobs

Jobs in this group often require candidates to be physically fit and enjoy practical outdoor work. Higher level positions tend to be office based requiring qualifications. Where not office based, places of work may move from site to site. Skills and traits may include a basic knowledge of mechanics, good practical skills, the ability to follow detailed instructions, good communication skills, good team-working skills. Higher level roles include architectural, civil and engineering design and may require high level qualifications. Manual roles include site labourers through apprenticed building skilled personnel to qualified mechanical fitters and electricians. Specialist sectors covered in this group include engineers and technicians in design, oil, gas, mining, structural, civil, and associated construction and project management personnel. Property agents and surveyors are also included.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: building surveyor, estate agent, interior designer, site developer, electrician, maintenance engineer, site engineer, chartered surveyor, civil engineer, demolitions expert, plumber, civil engineer, land surveyor, property developer, estimator


Education & Training Jobs
Professor Vacancies
Education & Training Jobs

These types of careers often require candidates to have the appropriate professional qualifications, and sometimes a university degree, although in many cases entry level can be attained with no formal qualifications. Careers range from teaching at education establishments, through libraries and museums, sports and recreation, to HR, personnel, recruitment and training. These jobs are ideally suited to those who like to be around people, and have good written and verbal communication skills, a caring and patient nature, creativity, good organisation and planning skills, and an ability to sell their ideas to others. These jobs are usually location based but can often provide a good mix of outdoor and indoor activities

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: primary school teacher, sports therapist, translator, HR manager, teacher, training consultant, librarian, museum curator, graduate, head teacher, gallery assistant, TEFL, nursery nurse, maths teacher, coach, A1 assessor, teaching assistant


Engineering, Oil, Utilities & Science Jobs
Engineering Vacancies
Engineering, Oil, Utilities & Science Jobs

These types of careers usually require candidates to have an appropriate engineering or science based degree although entry level can be attained through apprenticeships and BTEC / diploma qualifications. Jobs tend to suit people who are essentially practical. Careers in this section include aeronautical, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, civil, mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering. Scientific, chemical, food science and biology based opportunities are also included in this group. Roles range from hands-on technicians through computer aided design engineers, engineers, production technologists, research scientist to nuclear physicists. Often these roles can involve travel, both in the UK and abroad. Key skills include logical reasoning, mathematical knowledge, good written and communication and problem-solving skills. An understanding and desire to generate new ideas and innovate often on ones own are necessary as well as in large cross-functional teams.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: marine biologist, architectural planner, electrical engineer, biochemist, gas specialist, industrial waste specialist, geotechnical engineer, test engineer, graduate scientist, mechanical design engineer, CAD technician, avionics specialist, pharmaceutical rep', physicist


Health, Care & Community Jobs
Medical Jobs
Health, Care & Community Jobs

These types of careers such as dentistry, social care, and for doctors and nurses candidates need to have the appropriate professional qualifications, and often a university degree. For charity and volunteer work, administrative work and healthcare support entry level can be attained with lower formal formal qualifications. Roles within the security and law enforcement and the emergency services require good general education standards and specialist training. Many of these positions are location based but jobs are available in all parts of the UK and Ireland. Candidates are usually required to be physically fit and desired skills span an ability to work with and around people from all age groups. Positions suit candidates, having a friendly and caring approach, respect, patience and a sense of humour, and high degree of reliability and flexibility.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: dental nurse, medical nurse, home carer, security advisor, veterinary assistant, NHS, physiotherapist, clinical psychologist, dcotor, fitness instructor, fire officer, midwife, mental health nurse, surgeon, police officer, medical receptionist, dentist


Hospitality, Travel & Leisure Jobs
Jobs for beauticians
Hospitality, Travel & Leisure Jobs

Careers in these sectors usually attract candidates who like to be around people, are physically fit, and have good social and communication skills. Entry level ranges from having no formal qualifications, through Diploma level to degree level education and roles range from hotel management, foodservice and bar work, sports and recreation, through hair dressing and beauty, hospitality, travel and tourism, airport and airline jobs. Roles in this category could provide candidates with much UK and foreign travel, and suit those who like varied work and who really do not like the thought of being stuck in a 9-5 office job! High level positions are usually held by people who have worked their way up the organisation and know and understand first-hand the nature of the different work involved.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: hotel receptionist, sports coach, event planner, cruise specialist, night porter, travel agent, hospitality manager, hair dresser, hotel manager, catering manager, tour guide, personal trainer, pool life guard, bar attendant, language translator, chef


IT, Web, Electronic & Telecom Jobs
Programming Jobs
IT, Web, Electronic & Telecom Jobs

These types of jobs usually require candidates to have had a certain level of formal qualification, particularly when the job requires a working understanding of programming languages IT, telecomms or electronics. This is often obtained through studying for the relevant degree. Work will usually be office based although on-site commissioning and repair can be required for certain careers. Key skills include, logical thinking and problem solving, ability to solve technical issues to meet project requirements. Much of this work tends to be business to business and lead engineers and managers tend to have the ability to communicate technical problems effectively to management. Patience and determination, and a willingness to keep up to date in a fast changing technological environment is vital.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: data analyst, oracle DBA, wireless engineer, technical consultant, programmer, project manager, graduate IT manager, electrical engineer, network security specialist, junior developer, database administrator, telecoms engineer, DBA, web developer, software engineer, e-consultant, service manager, PHP developer


Solicitor Vacancies
Legal & Financial Jobs

These types of careers usually require candidates to have appropriate professional qualifications. Work is mainly carried out in office environments but long hours and travel is not uncommon for many. Main skills and knowledge include: strong spoken and written communication skills, the ability to take in and analyse large amounts of information, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability with figures, the ability to explain matters clearly to non-experts, confidence and a persuasive manner, ability to work under pressure and manage several cases or projects at once, respect for confidentiality. Previous experience is highly valued but graduate, training and internship opportunities are commonly available. Typically salaries are high in this group for experienced professionals.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: legal secretary, conveyancing, court clerk, solicitor, lawyer, paralegal, barrister, bailiff, fraud officer, legal consultant, attorney, risk consultant, insurance broker, procurement manager, debt recovery officer, financial manager, probation officer


Management & Executive Jobs
Managerial Jobs
Management & Executive Jobs

These types of careers usually require candidates to have appropriate professional qualifications. Work is mainly carried out in office environments but long hours and travel is not uncommon for many. Main skills and knowledge include: strong spoken and written communication skills, the ability to take in and analyse large amounts of information, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability with figures, the ability to explain matters clearly to non-experts, confidence and a persuasive manner, ability to work under pressure and manage several cases or projects at once, respect for confidentiality. Previous experience is highly valued but graduate, training and internship opportunities are commonly available. Typically salaries are high in this group for experienced professionals.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: business manager, operations director, senior administrator, project coordinator, production manager, director, deputy director, general manager, events administrator, floor manager, line manager, graduate manager, legal administrator, finance director, team leader, centre manager


Manufacturing & Production Jobs
Machine Operator Vacancies
Manufacturing & Production Jobs

Good practical skills and the ability to plan and prioritise tasks are commonly associated with the jobs in this group. Higher level roles usually require high grade science or engineering qualifications and excellent maths and IT skills. Lower level positions normally require hands-on practical based skills often obtained from on-the-job-training and apprenticeships. The work environment is mainly factory based and often requires flexibility in hours worked to meet production needs. Problem solving and the ability to work methodically and as part of a team is important. Working to strict health and safety rules and guidelines is essential in all factory, production and manufacturing industries. Practical multi-skilled personnel are often highly valued.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: manufacturing engineer, technician, production manager, production technician, quality control engineer, tester, production manager, waste management specialist, warehouse manager, machine operator, maintenance fitter, quality inspector, test analyst


Media & Language Jobs
News reporter jobs
Media & Language Jobs

The group includes jobs for journalists, design and media production, printing industry and translation service jobs. These careers often require candidates to have good written communication and language skills and creativity with an eye for detail design and innovation. Often specific computer skills are important for the majority of roles in this section e.g. desk-top publishing, competent in different design programs etc. For translation jobs appropriate foreign language skills are of course essential. The ability to hit deadlines and to work under pressure is important. Formal qualifications are requested for many of the roles offered in this sector but experience is often considered significantly more important. Print industry workers are included in this group and workers in this industry will need to work closely with media producers.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: media editor, publisher, languages translator, journalist, media planner, technical writer, radio operator, publishing manager, copywriter, editorial assistant, news producer, information officer, animation publisher, writer, print specialist


Office Jobs, Secretarial and Admin Jobs
Office Jobs
Office Jobs, Secretarial and Admin Jobs

For office based jobs such as accounts clerk, secretarial roles, admin support and personnel roles a good standard of general education is required. Good written English and numeracy is essential pre-requisites. Candidates must like working in an indoor office environment with other people and be competent in computers and handling paperwork. An interest in business and finance, or for library museum or gallery work then an interest or even passion for the type of ‘products’ is desirable. Key skills include: good organisational skills, an ability to solve problems, analyse facts and figures, an attention to detail. For certain positions a high level of vocational specific qualification may be required up to degree level although there are often many lower qualified support roles in this group

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: receptionist, arts administrator, librarian, museum curator, billing clerk, school admin officer, HR manager, clerical assistant, accounts administrator, inventory clerk, typist, office assistant, clerk, supervisor


Outdoor Jobs, Cleaning Jobs & Other
Wind Farm Scientist
Outdoor Jobs, Cleaning Jobs & Other

These types of jobs usually require candidates to be physically fit and often with a like for outdoor working. Careers range from the sometimes highly technical and skilled positions within environmental, oil & gas and mining, through agricultural, healthcare support, property work, to domestic services and cleaning. Entry level can range from having no formal qualifications through BTEC and diploma, to degree level education. Ideally suited to people who like to spend more time out of the office than tied to a desk, usual personal traits may include practicality, dexterity, fitness, robustness, care for animals and the environment. Jobs in this sector have expanded to include green technology jobs or environmentally friendly roles.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: cleaning assistant, kitchen porter, outdoor advertising manager, domestic cleaner, area cleaning manager, field sports coach, estate agent, field service engineer, agricultural engineeer


Public Service Jobs and Community Jobs
Emergency Response Officers
Public Service Jobs and Community Jobs

The public, community, emergency, law and security services are major employers in the UK and Ireland. Many job types exist for people who wish to work at the forefront of services to the community. Positions range from office based administration to the outdoor security and uniformed services. Pay rates tend to be lower than in the private sector but conditions and career security often tend to be better. Key skills in these sectors include honesty, confidence, social awareness, responsible attitude, ability to show tolerance and courtesy to the public, strong communication skills and an ability to both give and receive instructions. Front line uniformed jobs require good fitness levels to deal with incidents and disturbances, also for many positions courage, initiative and high levels of common sense and the ability to remain calm in very difficult circumstances are required personal traits

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: social care worker, emergency response officer, police officer, personal care assistant, emergency response officer, family support officer, emergency nurse


Retail Jobs, Hotel & Catering Jobs
Hotel Jobs
Retail Jobs, Hotel & Catering Jobs

This group includes shop work, bars, restaurants, retail establishments, leisure centres and offices. Candidate requirements include customer service skills, good verbal communication and the ability to work singly as well as part of a team. Flexibility in working hours and in carrying out a wide range of duties is often necessary and physical fitness and stamina is required. Work tends to be inside a single business base. Basic education levels are important although experience is generally rated more important than qualifications. A keen interest in the sector chosen is important whether it be in food, drink, retail, sport, hospitality or leisure. Top management roles can require specialist or business degrees, however career progression to top positions can be achieved by people working their way up from the bottom rung of the career ladder.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: hotel manager, head chef, kitchen manager, travel rep, shop assistant, sales consultant, hotel receptionist, hospitality manager, fitness instructor, travel agent, bar worker, night porter


Sales Jobs, Marketing Jobs & HR Jobs
Sales Manager Jobs
Sales Jobs, Marketing Jobs & HR Jobs

This group ranges from office based roles in telesales internal sales, marketing to field sales personnel and includes HR and recruitment. Substantial number of career opportunities exist for graduates of all types in these sectors. Key skills and knowledge include good written, verbal communication and ‘people skills’, confidence, motivation determination and the ability to work well on your own and also as part of a team. Excellent negotiation skills, organisation and time management are essential as is the ability to deal with difficult situations such as rejection of ideas. Other attributes in these roles include, attention to detail and the ability to develop in-depth knowledge about markets and products, a good business sense and a professional manner. For Technical sales, HR and marketing positions professional qualifications are required.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: sales director, contracts manager, sales administrator, telesales, marketing consultant, accounts manager, sales advisor, sales representitive, trader, medical sales, key account manager


Transport & Logistics Jobs
Fork Lift Driving Jobs
Transport & Logistics Jobs

This group ranges from delivery and haulage, through logistics management, mechanical fitting to aeronautical engineering. Work is often carried out at the employing organisations premises. In the case of haulage and flight crew obviously travel both local, national and international is required. Senior roles may include design and production engineering.

Motor vehicle trade jobs range from mechanics to parts selection and supply to vehicle sales and management; Aviation jobs range from airport and flight roles and management to aeronautical engineering; Driving jobs require no formal qualifications other than a high competency driving record and the correct appropriate licences.

This section also includes all elements or transport management and operation logistics.

Subcategories

Common job title keywords include: logistical coordinator, courier, distribution manager, LGV driver, transport advisor, LGVC, logistics analyst, tanker driver, pilot, fork lift truck operator, driving instructor, parts specialist, logistics planner, post man, truck driver, delivery driver, class 1, LGV 1 HIAB, class 2 drivers