Job Profiles

Each week we'll be lising a new "Job of the Week", with details on various careers including qualifications required and what to expect.


Job of the Week

Secondary School Teacher

 

Secondary School Teacher

You must be patient, caring and have excellent communication skills in order to relate to and teach your pupils. You should also be assertive and able to maintain discipline with large groups of young people.

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Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers research, design and develop a range of electrical equipment. You will be making, testing and servicing all types of electrical equipment and machinery, and as such you will be involved in projects from conception to completion.

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Vets treat animals that are suffering because of disease or injury. They administer vaccinations, prescribe drugs and deliver newborn animals.

Adult Nurse

Adult Nurse

Adult nurses assess the needs of each patient in order to plan a care programme for them. You will work alongside doctors and other medical practitioners.

Museum-Art Gallery Curator

Museum/Art Gallery Curator

You will manage and maintain collections of artworks, historical objects or documents. Curators usually have specialist knowledge of a specific historical or cultural field.

Barrister-Advocate

Barrister/Advocate

Barristers/advocates give legal advice to other legal professionals and act for clients in certain cases in the high courts. You will research information and past cases before giving advice to solicitors on whether a case should go to court.

Sports Coach

Sports Coach

Sports coaches provide specialist support, motivation and knowledge to athletes in order to help them attain their best performances and achieve personal goals.

Agent-Literary Agent

Agent/Literary Agent

Agents represent and promote artists and creatives in the film, television, radio, theatre, music and publishing sectors.

Stunt Performer

Stunt Performer

Stunt performers plan, design, practise and perform stunts in areas such as motorbike riding, car driving, diving, flying, paragliding, bungee jumping, skiing and horse riding.

Hairdresser-Barber

Hairdresser/Barber

Hairdressers shampoo, cut and style clients’ hair to a range of modern or classic looks. You could also provide dry or wet shaves to male clients.

Florist

Florist

Florists combine creativity with knowledge of plants and flowers to design and create floral displays that are then sold in shops and/or on market stalls.

Meteorologist

Meteorologist

Meteorologists use information gained from observing the sky, the atmosphere and natural phenomena to give a picture of everyday weather conditions.

Firefighter

Firefighter

You will be dealing with a range of emergencies, not only fires but also helping at other incidents such as rescuing trapped animals and people, handling chemical spillages and assisting at road, rail or air crash scenes.

Social Worker

Social Worker

Your goal is to support people to live independently and thrive in their surroundings. This might involve helping families to stay together, protecting vulnerable people or helping the excluded to be a part of their community.

Air Cabin Crew

Air Cabin Crew

You will need to be welcoming, friendly, well-groomed, confident and caring. You should be happy working in a team with the rest of the crew.