Do you have an active interest in performing? Would you like to develop a career in this field?

Our courses are designed to encourage a range of skills, including acting in a range of styles, directing, scripting, performing physical theatre, and preparing for auditions. You will gain a valuable insight into the performing arts, and be able to work in a professional manner with people who have the same interests.

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Top career opportunities

Chief executives and senior officials

Average salary: £86,902
Experienced salary: £192,858

Elected officers and representatives

Average salary: £33,342
Experienced salary: £75,400

Production managers and directors in manufacturing

Average salary: £42,557
Experienced salary: £99,341

Production managers and directors in construction

Average salary: £49,483
Experienced salary: £104,957

Production managers and directors in mining and energy

Average salary: £48,298
Experienced salary: £108,472

Financial managers and directors

Average salary: £58,261
Experienced salary: £118,186

Marketing and sales directors

Average salary: £64,210
Experienced salary: £117,645

Purchasing managers and directors

Average salary: £47,632
Experienced salary: £88,816

Advertising and public relations directors

Average salary: £53,893
Experienced salary: £104,499

Human resource managers and directors

Average salary: £50,066
Experienced salary: £90,210

Information technology and telecommunications directors

Average salary: £66,851
Experienced salary: £120,141

Functional managers and directors

Average salary: £54,018
Experienced salary: £102,731

Financial institution managers and directors

Average salary: £22,048
Experienced salary: £46,925

Managers and directors in transport and distribution

Average salary: £50,378
Experienced salary: £99,944

Managers and directors in storage and warehousing

Average salary: £27,186
Experienced salary: £52,520

Officers in armed forces

Average salary: £0
Experienced salary: £0

Senior police officers

Average salary: £40,768
Experienced salary: £72,758

Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services

Average salary: £34,382
Experienced salary: £66,165

Health services and public health managers and directors

Average salary: £47,133
Experienced salary: £93,454

Social services managers and directors

Average salary: £38,709
Experienced salary: £77,251

Managers and directors in retail and wholesale

Average salary: £23,254
Experienced salary: £49,629

Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture

Average salary: £27,227
Experienced salary: £50,586

Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related services

Average salary: £28,850
Experienced salary: £50,565

Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors

Average salary: £30,035
Experienced salary: £55,786

Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors

Average salary: £20,072
Experienced salary: £34,861

Publicans and managers of licensed premises

Average salary: £24,253
Experienced salary: £40,934

Leisure and sports managers

Average salary: £45,094
Experienced salary: £81,515

Travel agency managers and proprietors

Average salary: £30,867
Experienced salary: £56,098

Health care practice managers

Average salary: £30,514
Experienced salary: £53,061

Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors

Average salary: £31,616
Experienced salary: £52,437

Property, housing and estate managers

Average salary: £36,254
Experienced salary: £67,725

Garage managers and proprietors

Average salary: £32,323
Experienced salary: £62,379

Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

Average salary: £22,589
Experienced salary: £40,310

Shopkeepers and proprietors – wholesale and retail

Average salary: £25,397
Experienced salary: £47,653

Waste disposal and environmental services managers

Average salary: £39,541
Experienced salary: £75,358

Managers and proprietors in other services

Average salary: £29,640
Experienced salary: £59,446

Chemical scientists

Average salary: £30,909
Experienced salary: £48,610

Biological scientists and biochemists

Average salary: £37,648
Experienced salary: £57,928

Physical scientists

Average salary: £42,016
Experienced salary: £66,373

Social and humanities scientists

Average salary: £31,699
Experienced salary: £48,651

Natural and social science professionals

Average salary: £44,741
Experienced salary: £67,392

Civil engineers

Average salary: £39,458
Experienced salary: £59,259

Mechanical engineers

Average salary: £39,083
Experienced salary: £61,422

Electrical engineers

Average salary: £40,706
Experienced salary: £61,443

Electronics engineers

Average salary: £46,176
Experienced salary: £67,891

Design and development engineers

Average salary: £43,950
Experienced salary: £65,291

Production and process engineers

Average salary: £42,806
Experienced salary: £62,962

Engineering professionals

Average salary: £37,523
Experienced salary: £57,325

IT specialist managers

Average salary: £47,091
Experienced salary: £75,379

IT project and programme managers

Average salary: £49,733
Experienced salary: £80,912

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

Average salary: £45,178
Experienced salary: £71,635

Programmers and software development professionals

Average salary: £37,440
Experienced salary: £60,757

Web design and development professionals

Average salary: £29,203
Experienced salary: £47,174

Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Average salary: £46,904
Experienced salary: £76,502

Conservation professionals

Average salary: £25,168
Experienced salary: £39,104

Environment professionals

Average salary: £37,606
Experienced salary: £56,534

Research and development managers

Average salary: £63,523
Experienced salary: £97,864

Medical practitioners

Average salary: £61,776
Experienced salary: £124,488

Psychologists

Average salary: £49,005
Experienced salary: £90,022

Pharmacists

Average salary: £41,600
Experienced salary: £76,128

Ophthalmic opticians

Average salary: £44,574
Experienced salary: £85,842

Dental practitioners

Average salary: £52,083
Experienced salary: £111,467

Veterinarians

Average salary: £42,474
Experienced salary: £79,706

Medical radiographers

Average salary: £38,147
Experienced salary: £71,240

Podiatrists

Average salary: £37,669
Experienced salary: £73,965

Health professionals

Average salary: £32,011
Experienced salary: £59,405

Physiotherapists

Average salary: £29,494
Experienced salary: £42,931

Occupational therapists

Average salary: £34,174
Experienced salary: £49,088

Speech and language therapists

Average salary: £31,803
Experienced salary: £47,590

Therapy professionals

Average salary: £35,027
Experienced salary: £52,874

Nurses

Average salary: £36,400
Experienced salary: £53,040

Midwives

Average salary: £43,701
Experienced salary: £61,942

Higher education teaching professionals

Average salary: £54,309
Experienced salary: £84,947

Further education teaching professionals

Average salary: £37,835
Experienced salary: £57,512

Secondary education teaching professionals

Average salary: £48,402
Experienced salary: £71,594

Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Average salary: £47,445
Experienced salary: £70,387

Special needs education teaching professionals

Average salary: £42,765
Experienced salary: £64,854

Senior professionals of educational establishments

Average salary: £80,142
Experienced salary: £123,198

Education advisers and school inspectors

Average salary: £42,806
Experienced salary: £68,162

Teaching and other educational professionals

Average salary: £31,637
Experienced salary: £51,834

Barristers and judges

Average salary: £24,523
Experienced salary: £48,485

Solicitors

Average salary: £45,406
Experienced salary: £84,074

Legal professionals

Average salary: £67,704
Experienced salary: £122,366

Chartered and certified accountants

Average salary: £42,827
Experienced salary: £71,323

Management consultants and business analysts

Average salary: £44,034
Experienced salary: £72,842

Business and financial project management professionals

Average salary: £44,470
Experienced salary: £76,606

Actuaries, economists and statisticians

Average salary: £44,533
Experienced salary: £80,080

Business and related research professionals

Average salary: £32,906
Experienced salary: £50,024

Business, research and administrative professionals

Average salary: £41,933
Experienced salary: £65,270

Architects

Average salary: £42,931
Experienced salary: £66,414

Town planning officers

Average salary: £32,781
Experienced salary: £53,872

Quantity surveyors

Average salary: £50,190
Experienced salary: £78,104

Chartered surveyors

Average salary: £35,568
Experienced salary: £55,994

Chartered architectural technologists

Average salary: £38,438
Experienced salary: £60,778

Construction project managers and related professionals

Average salary: £36,130
Experienced salary: £58,760

Social workers

Average salary: £36,088
Experienced salary: £51,064

Probation officers

Average salary: £37,190
Experienced salary: £51,875

Clergy

Average salary: £30,971
Experienced salary: £47,320

Welfare professionals

Average salary: £25,917
Experienced salary: £38,147

Librarians

Average salary: £26,645
Experienced salary: £43,618

Archivists and curators

Average salary: £28,205
Experienced salary: £44,699

Quality control and planning engineers

Average salary: £35,651
Experienced salary: £57,158

Quality assurance and regulatory professionals

Average salary: £42,058
Experienced salary: £71,074

Environmental health professionals

Average salary: £46,426
Experienced salary: £71,739

Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors

Average salary: £30,618
Experienced salary: £53,186

Public relations professionals

Average salary: £25,979
Experienced salary: £45,115

Advertising accounts managers and creative directors

Average salary: £23,670
Experienced salary: £39,666

Laboratory technicians

Average salary: £20,114
Experienced salary: £30,077

Electrical and electronics technicians

Average salary: £32,032
Experienced salary: £46,946

Engineering technicians

Average salary: £29,598
Experienced salary: £44,678

Building and civil engineering technicians

Average salary: £23,462
Experienced salary: £36,234

Quality assurance technicians

Average salary: £29,432
Experienced salary: £43,971

Planning, process and production technicians

Average salary: £28,725
Experienced salary: £43,826

Science, engineering and production technicians

Average salary: £25,397
Experienced salary: £38,730

Architectural and town planning technicians

Average salary: £27,019
Experienced salary: £40,685

Draughtspersons

Average salary: £27,872
Experienced salary: £41,558

IT operations technicians

Average salary: £28,184
Experienced salary: £46,072

IT user support technicians

Average salary: £28,350
Experienced salary: £45,926

Paramedics

Average salary: £36,088
Experienced salary: £47,736

Dispensing opticians

Average salary: £26,374
Experienced salary: £37,294

Pharmaceutical technicians

Average salary: £34,902
Experienced salary: £50,981

Medical and dental technicians

Average salary: £32,011
Experienced salary: £45,406

Health associate professionals

Average salary: £18,512
Experienced salary: £26,333

Youth and community workers

Average salary: £25,480
Experienced salary: £35,131

Child and early years officers

Average salary: £21,174
Experienced salary: £29,162

Housing officers

Average salary: £33,571
Experienced salary: £45,240

Counsellors

Average salary: £31,824
Experienced salary: £43,430

Welfare and housing associate professionals

Average salary: £25,688
Experienced salary: £35,027

NCOs and other ranks

Average salary: £0
Experienced salary: £0

Police officers (sergeant and below)

Average salary: £39,374
Experienced salary: £45,926

Fire service officers (watch manager and below)

Average salary: £29,931
Experienced salary: £37,066

Prison service officers (below principal officer)

Average salary: £31,658
Experienced salary: £37,003

Police community support officers

Average salary: £27,435
Experienced salary: £31,782

Protective service associate professionals

Average salary: £35,256
Experienced salary: £43,451

Artists

Average salary: £29,952
Experienced salary: £51,189

Authors, writers and translators

Average salary: £33,488
Experienced salary: £55,474

Actors, entertainers and presenters

Average salary: £34,320
Experienced salary: £57,346

Dancers and choreographers

Average salary: £35,693
Experienced salary: £59,654

Musicians

Average salary: £42,078
Experienced salary: £68,598

Arts officers, producers and directors

Average salary: £39,395
Experienced salary: £65,624

Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

Average salary: £31,158
Experienced salary: £50,918

Graphic designers

Average salary: £26,291
Experienced salary: £42,182

Product, clothing and related designers

Average salary: £28,205
Experienced salary: £45,510

Sports players

Average salary: £22,922
Experienced salary: £41,704

Sports coaches, instructors and officials

Average salary: £24,066
Experienced salary: £40,602

Fitness instructors

Average salary: £19,989
Experienced salary: £37,835

Air traffic controllers

Average salary: £89,440
Experienced salary: £176,654

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Average salary: £84,261
Experienced salary: £164,091

Ship and hovercraft officers

Average salary: £46,987
Experienced salary: £91,437

Legal associate professionals

Average salary: £31,304
Experienced salary: £54,018

Estimators, valuers and assessors

Average salary: £25,480
Experienced salary: £43,389

Brokers

Average salary: £43,306
Experienced salary: £75,878

Insurance underwriters

Average salary: £26,666
Experienced salary: £44,075

Finance and investment analysts and advisers

Average salary: £32,760
Experienced salary: £55,370

Taxation experts

Average salary: £44,658
Experienced salary: £74,547

Importers and exporters

Average salary: £24,690
Experienced salary: £43,014

Financial and accounting technicians

Average salary: £36,483
Experienced salary: £59,696

Financial accounts managers

Average salary: £29,307
Experienced salary: £51,314

Business and related associate professionals

Average salary: £25,813
Experienced salary: £41,995

Buyers and procurement officers

Average salary: £32,094
Experienced salary: £61,298

Business sales executives

Average salary: £25,522
Experienced salary: £51,043

Marketing associate professionals

Average salary: £24,960
Experienced salary: £45,843

Estate agents and auctioneers

Average salary: £19,843
Experienced salary: £38,813

Sales accounts and business development managers

Average salary: £45,219
Experienced salary: £89,606

Conference and exhibition managers and organisers

Average salary: £22,131
Experienced salary: £42,682

Conservation and environmental associate professionals

Average salary: £20,925
Experienced salary: £37,856

Public services associate professionals

Average salary: £36,462
Experienced salary: £51,854

Human resources and industrial relations officers

Average salary: £29,474
Experienced salary: £45,261

Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors

Average salary: £28,912
Experienced salary: £42,702

Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists

Average salary: £19,677
Experienced salary: £30,514

Inspectors of standards and regulations

Average salary: £29,806
Experienced salary: £44,533

Health and safety officers

Average salary: £34,694
Experienced salary: £53,477

National government administrative occupations

Average salary: £23,046
Experienced salary: £35,485

Local government administrative occupations

Average salary: £27,019
Experienced salary: £40,435

Officers of non-governmental organisations

Average salary: £23,358
Experienced salary: £37,024

Credit controllers

Average salary: £21,902
Experienced salary: £32,531

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks

Average salary: £23,109
Experienced salary: £38,147

Bank and post office clerks

Average salary: £23,795
Experienced salary: £36,795

Finance officers

Average salary: £26,291
Experienced salary: £39,749

Financial administrative occupations

Average salary: £21,923
Experienced salary: £34,154

Records clerks and assistants

Average salary: £22,942
Experienced salary: £33,862

Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants

Average salary: £21,798
Experienced salary: £31,408

Stock control clerks and assistants

Average salary: £25,334
Experienced salary: £37,627

Transport and distribution clerks and assistants

Average salary: £23,358
Experienced salary: £34,195

Library clerks and assistants

Average salary: £23,421
Experienced salary: £32,843

Human resources administrative occupations

Average salary: £22,048
Experienced salary: £31,450

Sales administrators

Average salary: £21,341
Experienced salary: £35,277

Other administrative occupations

Average salary: £21,362
Experienced salary: £42,994

Office managers

Average salary: £29,411
Experienced salary: £51,646

Office supervisors

Average salary: £27,331
Experienced salary: £45,718

Medical secretaries

Average salary: £25,251
Experienced salary: £38,002

Legal secretaries

Average salary: £20,072
Experienced salary: £30,992

School secretaries

Average salary: £25,730
Experienced salary: £38,938

Company secretaries

Average salary: £19,760
Experienced salary: £32,136

Personal assistants and other secretaries

Average salary: £21,798
Experienced salary: £35,630

Receptionists

Average salary: £18,554
Experienced salary: £27,290

Typists and related keyboard occupations

Average salary: £20,114
Experienced salary: £30,306

Farmers

Average salary: £24,294
Experienced salary: £33,758

Horticultural trades

Average salary: £18,866
Experienced salary: £26,957

Gardeners and landscape gardeners

Average salary: £22,339
Experienced salary: £31,179

Groundsmen and greenkeepers

Average salary: £21,258
Experienced salary: £29,661

Agricultural and fishing trades

Average salary: £23,483
Experienced salary: £34,133

Smiths and forge workers

Average salary: £26,707
Experienced salary: £39,541

Moulders, core makers and die casters

Average salary: £24,378
Experienced salary: £36,109

Sheet metal workers

Average salary: £27,810
Experienced salary: £40,123

Metal plate workers, and riveters

Average salary: £31,533
Experienced salary: £48,110

Welding trades

Average salary: £25,230
Experienced salary: £36,795

Pipe fitters

Average salary: £38,709
Experienced salary: £58,344

Metal machining setters and setter-operators

Average salary: £28,184
Experienced salary: £42,869

Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out

Average salary: £29,848
Experienced salary: £44,949

Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Average salary: £30,347
Experienced salary: £47,674

Precision instrument makers and repairers

Average salary: £25,771
Experienced salary: £40,186

Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers

Average salary: £29,952
Experienced salary: £46,030

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Average salary: £28,142
Experienced salary: £40,997

Vehicle body builders and repairers

Average salary: £24,149
Experienced salary: £34,674

Vehicle paint technicians

Average salary: £24,357
Experienced salary: £34,674

Aircraft maintenance and related trades

Average salary: £39,707
Experienced salary: £57,075

Boat and ship builders and repairers

Average salary: £28,392
Experienced salary: £41,642

Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers

Average salary: £37,773
Experienced salary: £55,411

Electricians and electrical fitters

Average salary: £31,678
Experienced salary: £43,243

Telecommunications engineers

Average salary: £32,677
Experienced salary: £42,702

TV, video and audio engineers

Average salary: £31,949
Experienced salary: £44,221

IT engineers

Average salary: £30,971
Experienced salary: £43,971

Electrical and electronic trades

Average salary: £31,554
Experienced salary: £43,347

Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors

Average salary: £32,968
Experienced salary: £46,883

Steel erectors

Average salary: £27,102
Experienced salary: £34,549

Bricklayers and masons

Average salary: £28,579
Experienced salary: £36,525

Roofers, roof tilers and slaters

Average salary: £23,712
Experienced salary: £31,304

Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers

Average salary: £30,035
Experienced salary: £38,709

Carpenters and joiners

Average salary: £28,350
Experienced salary: £35,734

Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £22,069

Construction and building trades

Average salary: £32,947
Experienced salary: £43,514

Plasterers

Average salary: £26,936
Experienced salary: £36,254

Floorers and wall tilers

Average salary: £24,066
Experienced salary: £32,094

Painters and decorators

Average salary: £24,939
Experienced salary: £33,030

Construction and building trades supervisors

Average salary: £27,955
Experienced salary: £38,834

Weavers and knitters

Average salary: £21,133
Experienced salary: £31,928

Upholsterers

Average salary: £20,904
Experienced salary: £30,950

Footwear and leather working trades

Average salary: £20,342
Experienced salary: £29,848

Tailors and dressmakers

Average salary: £21,902
Experienced salary: £33,134

Textiles, garments and related trades

Average salary: £19,178
Experienced salary: £28,954

Pre-press technicians

Average salary: £34,258
Experienced salary: £50,211

Printers

Average salary: £32,219
Experienced salary: £47,736

Print finishing and binding workers

Average salary: £21,736
Experienced salary: £30,867

Butchers

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £23,525

Bakers and flour confectioners

Average salary: £19,490
Experienced salary: £25,480

Fishmongers and poultry dressers

Average salary: £18,200
Experienced salary: £24,918

Chefs

Average salary: £19,219
Experienced salary: £26,978

Cooks

Average salary: £17,243
Experienced salary: £22,526

Catering and bar managers

Average salary: £22,693
Experienced salary: £31,200

Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers

Average salary: £19,053
Experienced salary: £27,498

Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers

Average salary: £17,326
Experienced salary: £25,085

Florists

Average salary: £14,893
Experienced salary: £21,715

Other skilled trades

Average salary: £20,051
Experienced salary: £29,702

Nursery nurses and assistants

Average salary: £17,326
Experienced salary: £23,982

Childminders and related occupations

Average salary: £18,013
Experienced salary: £24,627

Playworkers

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £22,277

Teaching assistants

Average salary: £20,696
Experienced salary: £27,872

Educational support assistants

Average salary: £21,008
Experienced salary: £27,352

Veterinary nurses

Average salary: £17,909
Experienced salary: £25,376

Pest control officers

Average salary: £21,424
Experienced salary: £29,973

Animal care services occupations

Average salary: £16,328
Experienced salary: £22,755

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants

Average salary: £22,090
Experienced salary: £30,950

Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)

Average salary: £24,336
Experienced salary: £34,299

Dental nurses

Average salary: £19,136
Experienced salary: £26,811

Houseparents and residential wardens

Average salary: £24,565
Experienced salary: £34,299

Care workers and home carers

Average salary: £18,678
Experienced salary: £26,853

Senior care workers

Average salary: £19,718
Experienced salary: £27,227

Care escorts

Average salary: £18,616
Experienced salary: £25,709

Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants

Average salary: £22,443
Experienced salary: £31,803

Sports and leisure assistants

Average salary: £17,950
Experienced salary: £27,851

Travel agents

Average salary: £18,117
Experienced salary: £29,702

Air travel assistants

Average salary: £17,430
Experienced salary: £29,494

Rail travel assistants

Average salary: £42,099
Experienced salary: £64,979

Leisure and travel service occupations

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £27,290

Hairdressers and barbers

Average salary: £17,326
Experienced salary: £23,670

Beauticians and related occupations

Average salary: £17,514
Experienced salary: £23,670

Housekeepers and related occupations

Average salary: £20,051
Experienced salary: £26,707

Caretakers

Average salary: £20,301
Experienced salary: £26,894

Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors

Average salary: £20,093
Experienced salary: £29,910

Sales and retail assistants

Average salary: £17,555
Experienced salary: £23,816

Retail cashiers and check-out operators

Average salary: £18,034
Experienced salary: £23,566

Telephone salespersons

Average salary: £18,720
Experienced salary: £26,021

Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants

Average salary: £18,262
Experienced salary: £22,797

Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers

Average salary: £21,341
Experienced salary: £30,722

Collector salespersons and credit agents

Average salary: £19,178
Experienced salary: £28,621

Debt, rent and other cash collectors

Average salary: £18,450
Experienced salary: £26,728

Roundspersons and van salespersons

Average salary: £17,014
Experienced salary: £26,021

Market and street traders and assistants

Average salary: £18,658
Experienced salary: £27,810

Merchandisers and window dressers

Average salary: £17,930
Experienced salary: £28,538

Sales related occupations

Average salary: £19,739
Experienced salary: £29,744

Sales supervisors

Average salary: £19,698
Experienced salary: £28,350

Call and contact centre occupations

Average salary: £19,282
Experienced salary: £28,621

Telephonists

Average salary: £18,699
Experienced salary: £28,933

Communication operators

Average salary: £22,131
Experienced salary: £32,760

Market research interviewers

Average salary: £20,072
Experienced salary: £31,117

Customer service occupations

Average salary: £20,280
Experienced salary: £30,576

Customer service managers and supervisors

Average salary: £23,982
Experienced salary: £39,125

Food, drink and tobacco process operatives

Average salary: £20,010
Experienced salary: £30,243

Glass and ceramics process operatives

Average salary: £21,320
Experienced salary: £33,051

Textile process operatives

Average salary: £21,902
Experienced salary: £35,235

Chemical and related process operatives

Average salary: £30,638
Experienced salary: £50,752

Rubber process operatives

Average salary: £23,213
Experienced salary: £36,462

Plastics process operatives

Average salary: £22,235
Experienced salary: £34,486

Metal making and treating process operatives

Average salary: £26,104
Experienced salary: £40,643

Electroplaters

Average salary: £21,258
Experienced salary: £33,176

Process operatives

Average salary: £24,378
Experienced salary: £37,794

Paper and wood machine operatives

Average salary: £22,922
Experienced salary: £33,114

Coal mine operatives

Average salary: £24,835
Experienced salary: £37,357

Quarry workers and related operatives

Average salary: £25,272
Experienced salary: £38,085

Energy plant operatives

Average salary: £36,712
Experienced salary: £55,182

Metal working machine operatives

Average salary: £22,901
Experienced salary: £33,925

Water and sewerage plant operatives

Average salary: £29,349
Experienced salary: £41,974

Printing machine assistants

Average salary: £22,360
Experienced salary: £33,987

Plant and machine operatives

Average salary: £24,794
Experienced salary: £35,838

Assemblers (electrical and electronic products)

Average salary: £28,725
Experienced salary: £41,787

Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)

Average salary: £33,072
Experienced salary: £48,381

Routine inspectors and testers

Average salary: £24,461
Experienced salary: £37,315

Weighers, graders and sorters

Average salary: £24,274
Experienced salary: £37,107

Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters

Average salary: £23,192
Experienced salary: £33,779

Sewing machinists

Average salary: £18,096
Experienced salary: £25,771

Assemblers and routine operatives

Average salary: £19,926
Experienced salary: £29,661

Scaffolders, stagers and riggers

Average salary: £31,366
Experienced salary: £45,635

Road construction operatives

Average salary: £25,646
Experienced salary: £36,254

Rail construction and maintenance operatives

Average salary: £20,218
Experienced salary: £29,016

Construction operatives

Average salary: £19,178
Experienced salary: £27,747

Large goods vehicle drivers

Average salary: £24,170
Experienced salary: £32,469

Van drivers

Average salary: £18,470
Experienced salary: £26,042

Bus and coach drivers

Average salary: £22,526
Experienced salary: £30,742

Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs

Average salary: £17,410
Experienced salary: £24,378

Driving instructors

Average salary: £25,813
Experienced salary: £36,005

Crane drivers

Average salary: £30,243
Experienced salary: £42,474

Fork-lift truck drivers

Average salary: £17,909
Experienced salary: £26,146

Agricultural machinery drivers

Average salary: £19,781
Experienced salary: £29,141

Mobile machine drivers and operatives

Average salary: £28,912
Experienced salary: £42,432

Train and tram drivers

Average salary: £34,466
Experienced salary: £44,574

Marine and waterways transport operatives

Average salary: £14,893
Experienced salary: £22,027

Air transport operatives

Average salary: £14,893
Experienced salary: £21,403

Rail transport operatives

Average salary: £28,621
Experienced salary: £41,496

Other drivers and transport operatives

Average salary: £14,893
Experienced salary: £20,946

Farm workers

Average salary: £20,384
Experienced salary: £27,269

Forestry workers

Average salary: £22,755
Experienced salary: £30,555

Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations

Average salary: £17,493
Experienced salary: £23,317

Elementary construction occupations

Average salary: £23,733
Experienced salary: £34,216

Industrial cleaning process occupations

Average salary: £17,389
Experienced salary: £24,918

Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers

Average salary: £21,923
Experienced salary: £32,094

Elementary process plant occupations

Average salary: £22,131
Experienced salary: £33,197

Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers

Average salary: £25,584
Experienced salary: £31,470

Elementary administration occupations

Average salary: £18,782
Experienced salary: £22,922

Window cleaners

Average salary: £19,906
Experienced salary: £25,958

Street cleaners

Average salary: £20,842
Experienced salary: £26,998

Cleaners and domestics

Average salary: £17,992
Experienced salary: £23,504

Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £21,570

Refuse and salvage occupations

Average salary: £22,734
Experienced salary: £29,182

Vehicle valeters and cleaners

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £21,320

Elementary cleaning occupations

Average salary: £19,115
Experienced salary: £24,898

Security guards and related occupations

Average salary: £19,822
Experienced salary: £28,829

Parking and civil enforcement occupations

Average salary: £20,904
Experienced salary: £28,746

School midday and crossing patrol occupations

Average salary: £19,157
Experienced salary: £24,170

Elementary security occupations

Average salary: £19,739
Experienced salary: £27,186

Shelf fillers

Average salary: £18,325
Experienced salary: £22,422

Elementary sales occupations

Average salary: £19,074
Experienced salary: £23,400

Elementary storage occupations

Average salary: £21,091
Experienced salary: £31,762

Hospital porters

Average salary: £21,570
Experienced salary: £27,477

Kitchen and catering assistants

Average salary: £17,285
Experienced salary: £22,006

Waiters and waitresses

Average salary: £16,723
Experienced salary: £21,382

Bar staff

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £21,174

Leisure and theme park attendants

Average salary: £17,285
Experienced salary: £22,214

Other elementary services occupations

Average salary: £17,077
Experienced salary: £22,360

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    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

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    What are the entry requirements?

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    New workers generally start around £24,627 per year.
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    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

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    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

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    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,699 per year. That is about £2,641 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,907 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £48,651 per year.

  • Natural and social science professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,741 per year. That is about £3,728 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,784 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £67,392 per year.

  • Civil engineers
    What does this career do?

    Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,458 per year. That is about £3,288 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,731 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,259 per year.

  • Mechanical engineers
    What does this career do?

    Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,083 per year. That is about £3,256 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,293 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £61,422 per year.

  • Electrical engineers
    What does this career do?

    Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £40,706 per year. That is about £3,392 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,024 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £61,443 per year.

  • Electronics engineers
    What does this career do?

    Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £46,176 per year. That is about £3,848 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,269 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £67,891 per year.

  • Design and development engineers
    What does this career do?

    Design and development engineers conceive engineering designs from product ideas or requirements in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £43,950 per year. That is about £3,662 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,373 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £65,291 per year.

  • Production and process engineers
    What does this career do?

    Production and process engineers advise on and direct technical aspects of production programmes to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency. This unit group incorporates: planning and quality control engineers who plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability; and chemical engineers who undertake research on commercial scale chemical processes and processed products, design and provide specifications and direct the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plants and control systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,806 per year. That is about £3,567 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,208 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £62,962 per year.

  • Engineering professionals
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,523 per year. That is about £3,126 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,526 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,325 per year.

  • IT specialist managers
    What does this career do?

    IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £47,091 per year. That is about £3,924 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,307 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £75,379 per year.

  • IT project and programme managers
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £49,733 per year. That is about £4,144 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £33,114 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £80,912 per year.

  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £45,178 per year. That is about £3,764 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,370 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,635 per year.

  • Programmers and software development professionals
    What does this career do?

    Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,440 per year. That is about £3,120 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,587 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £60,757 per year.

  • Web design and development professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group design, develop and maintain websites to meet a client’s specified requirements.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,203 per year. That is about £2,433 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,094 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,174 per year.

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 213: Information Technology and Telecommunication Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £46,904 per year. That is about £3,908 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,411 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £76,502 per year.

  • Conservation professionals
    What does this career do?

    Conservation professionals are responsible for ensuring that landscapes, habitats and species are protected and enhanced via appropriate management and conservation. They promote public understanding and awareness of the natural environment and help to develop and implement appropriate policies to achieve these objectives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,168 per year. That is about £2,097 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,702 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,104 per year.

  • Environment professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group investigate, address, and advise on a variety of terrestrial and marine environment and resource management issues, including the development and implementation of environmental policies and remedies that address the impacts of human activities and industrial processes on the environment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,606 per year. That is about £3,133 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,378 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £56,534 per year.

  • Research and development managers
    What does this career do?

    Managers in this unit group plan, organise, co-ordinate and manage resources to undertake the systematic investigation necessary for the development of new, or to enhance the performance of existing, products and services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £63,523 per year. That is about £5,293 per month, or £31 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £39,333 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £97,864 per year.

  • Medical practitioners
    What does this career do?

    Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £61,776 per year. That is about £5,148 per month, or £30 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £32,739 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £124,488 per year.

  • Psychologists
    What does this career do?

    Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £49,005 per year. That is about £4,083 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,394 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £90,022 per year.

  • Pharmacists
    What does this career do?

    Pharmacists dispense drugs and medicaments in hospitals and pharmacies and advise on and participate in the development and testing of new drugs, compounds and therapies. They counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of drugs and medicines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £41,600 per year. That is about £3,466 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,107 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £76,128 per year.

  • Ophthalmic opticians
    What does this career do?

    Ophthalmic opticians test patients’ vision, diagnose defects and disorders and prescribe glasses or contact lenses as required.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,574 per year. That is about £3,714 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £28,226 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £85,842 per year.

  • Dental practitioners
    What does this career do?

    Dental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £52,083 per year. That is about £4,340 per month, or £25 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,997 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £111,467 per year.

  • Veterinarians
    What does this career do?

    Veterinarians diagnose and treat animal injuries, diseases and disorders, and advise on preventative action. They may work in practices, specialising according to their location in either a rural or urban area, or in the public sector or associated industries such as pharmaceuticals, food production or drug regulation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,474 per year. That is about £3,539 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,520 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £79,706 per year.

  • Medical radiographers
    What does this career do?

    Medical (diagnostic) radiographers operate x-ray machines, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, assist in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases and are involved in intervention procedures such as the removal of kidney stones. They operate under the supervision of senior staff. Therapeutic radiographers specialise in the planning and administration of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancer.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £38,147 per year. That is about £3,178 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,045 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,240 per year.

  • Podiatrists
    What does this career do?

    Podiatrists (formerly known as chiropodists) diagnose and treat ailments and abnormalities of the human foot and lower limb, deal with minor infections, injuries and deformities, and conditions resulting from other major health disorders such as diabetes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,669 per year. That is about £3,139 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,504 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £73,965 per year.

  • Health professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other health-related professional occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 221: Health Professionals. They may work autonomously or in teams with other health workers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,011 per year. That is about £2,667 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,427 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,405 per year.

  • Physiotherapists
    What does this career do?

    Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,494 per year. That is about £2,457 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,822 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,931 per year.

  • Occupational therapists
    What does this career do?

    Occupational therapists work with people who have a physical or learning disability or mental illness, actively engaging them in purposeful activities in order to maximise self-confidence, independent functioning and well-being.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,174 per year. That is about £2,847 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,254 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,088 per year.

  • Speech and language therapists
    What does this career do?

    Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,803 per year. That is about £2,650 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,152 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,590 per year.

  • Therapy professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group plan and apply physical and therapeutic treatments and activities to assist recovery from physical and mental illness and to minimise the effects of disabilities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 222: Therapy professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £35,027 per year. That is about £2,918 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,171 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £52,874 per year.

  • Nurses
    What does this career do?

    Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,400 per year. That is about £3,033 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,272 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,040 per year.

  • Midwives
    What does this career do?

    Midwives deliver, or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and postnatal care and advise parents on baby care. They work with other healthcare professionals, and advise on and teach midwifery practice.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £43,701 per year. That is about £3,641 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £31,138 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £61,942 per year.

  • Higher education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £54,309 per year. That is about £4,525 per month, or £26 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £33,925 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £84,947 per year.

  • Further education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,835 per year. That is about £3,152 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,253 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,512 per year.

  • Secondary education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £48,402 per year. That is about £4,033 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,243 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,594 per year.

  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £47,445 per year. That is about £3,953 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,307 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £70,387 per year.

  • Special needs education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,765 per year. That is about £3,563 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,003 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £64,854 per year.

  • Senior professionals of educational establishments
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of a university, college or other educational establishment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £80,142 per year. That is about £6,678 per month, or £39 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £44,928 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £123,198 per year.

  • Education advisers and school inspectors
    What does this career do?

    Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,806 per year. That is about £3,567 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,544 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,162 per year.

  • Teaching and other educational professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,637 per year. That is about £2,636 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,782 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,834 per year.

  • Barristers and judges
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group prepare and conduct court cases on behalf of clients, preside over judicial proceedings, and pronounce judgements within a variety of court settings and tribunals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,523 per year. That is about £2,043 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £48,485 per year.

  • Solicitors
    What does this career do?

    Solicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £45,406 per year. That is about £3,783 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,626 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £84,074 per year.

  • Legal professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other professional legal occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 241: Legal Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £67,704 per year. That is about £5,642 per month, or £33 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £34,944 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £122,366 per year.

  • Chartered and certified accountants
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,827 per year. That is about £3,568 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,917 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,323 per year.

  • Management consultants and business analysts
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,034 per year. That is about £3,669 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,333 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £72,842 per year.

  • Business and financial project management professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,470 per year. That is about £3,705 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,291 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £76,606 per year.

  • Actuaries, economists and statisticians
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group apply theoretical principles and practical techniques to assess risk and formulate probabilistic outcomes in order to inform economic and business policy, and to analyse and interpret data used to assist in the formulation of financial, business and economic policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,533 per year. That is about £3,711 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,310 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £80,080 per year.

  • Business and related research professionals
    What does this career do?

    Business and related research professionals carry out a variety of research activities for the broadcast and print media, for the police and armed forces intelligence services, for national security agencies and in other non-scientific areas.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,906 per year. That is about £2,742 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,278 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,024 per year.

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group advise on the formulation and implementation of policy in the public and private sectors, develop and implement substantial business, statistical and administrative systems, and perform a variety of functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 242: Business, research and administrative professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £41,933 per year. That is about £3,494 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,875 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £65,270 per year.

  • Architects
    What does this career do?

    Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,931 per year. That is about £3,577 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,250 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £66,414 per year.

  • Town planning officers
    What does this career do?

    Town planning officers direct or undertake the planning of the layout and the co-ordination of plans for the development of urban and rural areas.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,781 per year. That is about £2,731 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,906 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,872 per year.

  • Quantity surveyors
    What does this career do?

    Quantity surveyors advise on financial and contractual matters relating to, and prepare bills of quantities for, construction projects and provide other support functions concerning the financing and materials required for building projects.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £50,190 per year. That is about £4,182 per month, or £24 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,458 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £78,104 per year.

  • Chartered surveyors
    What does this career do?

    Chartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £35,568 per year. That is about £2,964 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,965 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,994 per year.

  • Chartered architectural technologists
    What does this career do?

    Chartered architectural technologists provide architectural design services, negotiate construction projects and manage the development of projects from conception to completion.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £38,438 per year. That is about £3,203 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,797 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £60,778 per year.

  • Construction project managers and related professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major construction and civil engineering projects and major building contracts for quality of work, safety, timeliness and completion within budget; forecast travel patterns and develop strategies for managing the impact of traffic-related demand.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,130 per year. That is about £3,010 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,694 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,760 per year.

  • Social workers
    What does this career do?

    Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,088 per year. That is about £3,007 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,669 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,064 per year.

  • Probation officers
    What does this career do?

    Probation officers work to rehabilitate offenders. They supervise, counsel and help them before trial, during any prison or community sentence and on release from prison.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,190 per year. That is about £3,099 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,168 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,875 per year.

  • Clergy
    What does this career do?

    Members of the clergy provide spiritual motivation and guidance, conduct worship according to the form of service of a particular faith/denomination and perform related functions associated with religious beliefs and practices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,971 per year. That is about £2,580 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,029 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,320 per year.

  • Welfare professionals
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of welfare-related professional occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 244: Welfare Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,917 per year. That is about £2,159 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,600 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,147 per year.

  • Librarians
    What does this career do?

    Librarians appraise, obtain, index, collate and make available library acquisitions and organise and control other library services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,645 per year. That is about £2,220 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,200 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,618 per year.

  • Archivists and curators
    What does this career do?

    Archivists and curators collect, appraise and preserve collections of recorded and other material of historical interest.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,205 per year. That is about £2,350 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,074 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,699 per year.

  • Quality control and planning engineers
    What does this career do?

    Quality control and planning engineers plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £35,651 per year. That is about £2,970 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,963 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,158 per year.

  • Quality assurance and regulatory professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group plan, organise, co-ordinate and direct the effective measurement monitoring and reporting on the qualitative and regulatory aspects of a specified tangible (industrial production) or non-tangible (service provision) output.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,058 per year. That is about £3,504 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,750 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,074 per year.

  • Environmental health professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group use specialist technical skills and knowledge to protect people from health risks associated with the environment in which they live and work. They maintain and safeguard standards, including taking legal action to enforce relevant legislation with regard to public health policy.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £46,426 per year. That is about £3,868 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £28,891 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,739 per year.

  • Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, evaluate and manage their style and content and oversee the editorial direction of these types of output and publication.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,618 per year. That is about £2,551 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,134 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,186 per year.

  • Public relations professionals
    What does this career do?

    Public relations professionals plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities that promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products or services to consumers, businesses, members of the public and other specified audiences.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,979 per year. That is about £2,164 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,014 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,115 per year.

  • Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
    What does this career do?

    Advertising accounts managers and creative directors plan, design, organise and direct the advertising activities of an organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,670 per year. That is about £1,972 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,915 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,666 per year.

  • Laboratory technicians
    What does this career do?

    Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,114 per year. That is about £1,676 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,768 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,077 per year.

  • Electrical and electronics technicians
    What does this career do?

    Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,032 per year. That is about £2,669 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,590 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,946 per year.

  • Engineering technicians
    What does this career do?

    Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,598 per year. That is about £2,466 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,926 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,678 per year.

  • Building and civil engineering technicians
    What does this career do?

    Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,462 per year. That is about £1,955 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,642 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,234 per year.

  • Quality assurance technicians
    What does this career do?

    Quality assurance technicians perform a variety of technical inspections and testing and monitoring tasks to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,432 per year. That is about £2,452 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,174 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,971 per year.

  • Planning, process and production technicians
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions to assist production, process and planning engineers with production programmes and schedules and with manufacturing and processing procedures in order to ensure accuracy, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,725 per year. That is about £2,393 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,051 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,826 per year.

  • Science, engineering and production technicians
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,397 per year. That is about £2,116 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,451 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,730 per year.

  • Architectural and town planning technicians
    What does this career do?

    Architectural and town planning technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist architects and planners with the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,019 per year. That is about £2,251 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,614 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,685 per year.

  • Draughtspersons
    What does this career do?

    Draughtspersons prepare technical drawings, plans, maps, charts and similar items.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,872 per year. That is about £2,322 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,614 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,558 per year.

  • IT operations technicians
    What does this career do?

    IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,184 per year. That is about £2,348 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,680 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,072 per year.

  • IT user support technicians
    What does this career do?

    IT user support technicians are responsible for providing technical support, advice and guidance for internal/external users of IT systems and applications, either directly or by telephone, e-mail or other network interaction.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,350 per year. That is about £2,362 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,762 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,926 per year.

  • Paramedics
    What does this career do?

    Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,088 per year. That is about £3,007 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,645 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,736 per year.

  • Dispensing opticians
    What does this career do?

    Dispensing opticians supply, fit and service spectacles, contact lenses and other optical aids in accordance with a prescription from an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,374 per year. That is about £2,197 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,117 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,294 per year.

  • Pharmaceutical technicians
    What does this career do?

    Pharmaceutical technicians work in hospitals or in the community and assist pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of drugs and medicines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,902 per year. That is about £2,908 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,022 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,981 per year.

  • Medical and dental technicians
    What does this career do?

    Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,011 per year. That is about £2,667 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,235 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,406 per year.

  • Health associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of technical and complementary support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 321: Health Associate Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,512 per year. That is about £1,542 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,584 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,333 per year.

  • Youth and community workers
    What does this career do?

    Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,480 per year. That is about £2,123 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,637 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,131 per year.

  • Child and early years officers
    What does this career do?

    Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,174 per year. That is about £1,764 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,517 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,162 per year.

  • Housing officers
    What does this career do?

    Housing officers assess and address housing needs of particular localities and individuals and oversee the day-to-day management of rented properties belonging to local authorities or housing associations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £33,571 per year. That is about £2,797 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,710 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,240 per year.

  • Counsellors
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group provide counselling services to clients with a wide variety of problems by means of assisting them to reach their own resolutions to the difficulties they face. Counsellors may specialise in a particular area or client group or address a wide range of issues.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,824 per year. That is about £2,652 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,128 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,430 per year.

  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group provide pastoral care relating to religious denominations, and a variety of welfare-related services including advice on benefits, health, disability and residential care not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 323: Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,688 per year. That is about £2,140 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,699 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,027 per year.

  • NCOs and other ranks
    What does this career do?

    Those holding jobs in this unit group are full-time members of the armed forces of the UK, the Commonwealth and other foreign countries and perform military duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £0 per year. That is about £0 per month, or £0 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £0 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £0 per year.

  • Police officers (sergeant and below)
    What does this career do?

    Police officers (Sergeant and below) co-ordinate and undertake the investigation of crimes, patrol public areas, arrest offenders and suspects and enforce law and order. Officers of the British Transport Police operate within the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,374 per year. That is about £3,281 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,957 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,926 per year.

  • Fire service officers (watch manager and below)
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group co-ordinate and participate in fire fighting activities, provide emergency services in the event of accidents or bomb alerts, and advise on fire prevention.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,931 per year. That is about £2,494 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,984 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,066 per year.

  • Prison service officers (below principal officer)
    What does this career do?

    Prison service officers (below Principal Officer) direct, co-ordinate and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,658 per year. That is about £2,638 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,630 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,003 per year.

  • Police community support officers
    What does this career do?

    Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) support the local police force by patrolling the streets to provide a visible and reassuring presence and to tackle a range of crime and disorder problems. PCSOs are also attached to the British Transport Police who operate the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,435 per year. That is about £2,286 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,634 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,782 per year.

  • Protective service associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group inspect goods to ensure compliance with regulations concerning payment of duty, establish that persons entering and leaving the UK have necessary authorisation for crossing national borders, monitor maritime conditions, undertake search and rescue operations, plan and coordinate services of private detection agencies and security measures for individuals, establishments or organisations, and perform other security and protective service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 331: Protective Service Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £35,256 per year. That is about £2,938 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,270 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,451 per year.

  • Artists
    What does this career do?

    Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,952 per year. That is about £2,496 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,469 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,189 per year.

  • Authors, writers and translators
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group write, edit and evaluate literary material for publication excluding material for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals but including scripts and narrative for film, TV, radio and computer games and animations; and translate spoken and written statements into different languages.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £33,488 per year. That is about £2,790 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,003 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,474 per year.

  • Actors, entertainers and presenters
    What does this career do?

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

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,320 per year. That is about £2,860 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,672 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,346 per year.

  • Dancers and choreographers
    What does this career do?

    Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £35,693 per year. That is about £2,974 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,566 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,654 per year.

  • Musicians
    What does this career do?

    Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,078 per year. That is about £3,506 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,622 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,598 per year.

  • Arts officers, producers and directors
    What does this career do?

    Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,395 per year. That is about £3,282 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,227 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £65,624 per year.

  • Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,158 per year. That is about £2,596 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,611 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,918 per year.

  • Graphic designers
    What does this career do?

    Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,291 per year. That is about £2,190 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,240 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,182 per year.

  • Product, clothing and related designers
    What does this career do?

    Product, clothing and related designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for new industrial and commercial products, clothing and related fashion accessories, costumes and wigs, and for building interiors and stage sets.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,205 per year. That is about £2,350 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,426 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,510 per year.

  • Sports players
    What does this career do?

    Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,922 per year. That is about £1,910 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,288 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,704 per year.

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials
    What does this career do?

    Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,066 per year. That is about £2,005 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,765 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,602 per year.

  • Fitness instructors
    What does this career do?

    Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,989 per year. That is about £1,665 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,059 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,835 per year.

  • Air traffic controllers
    What does this career do?

    Air traffic controllers prepare flight plans, authorise flight departures and arrivals and maintain radio, radar and/or visual contact with aircraft to ensure the safe movement of air traffic.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £89,440 per year. That is about £7,453 per month, or £43 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £42,182 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £176,654 per year.

  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
    What does this career do?

    Aircraft flight deck officers check, regulate, adjust and test engines and other equipment prior to take-off, navigate and pilot aircraft and give flying lessons.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Certificate

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £84,261 per year. That is about £7,021 per month, or £40 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £42,349 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £164,091 per year.

  • Ship and hovercraft officers
    What does this career do?

    Ship and hovercraft officers command and navigate ships and other craft, co-ordinate the activities of officers and deck and engine room ratings, operate and maintain communications equipment on board ship and undertake minor repairs to engines, boilers and other mechanical and electrical equipment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £46,987 per year. That is about £3,915 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,610 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £91,437 per year.

  • Legal associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Legal associate professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,304 per year. That is about £2,608 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,112 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £54,018 per year.

  • Estimators, valuers and assessors
    What does this career do?

    Estimators, valuers and assessors plan and undertake the calculation of probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, estimate the value of property and chattels, and investigate insurance claims to assess their validity and to assign liability.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,480 per year. That is about £2,123 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,470 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,389 per year.

  • Brokers
    What does this career do?

    Brokers deal in commodities, stocks, shares and foreign exchange on behalf of clients or on own account, broker insurance and reinsurance, and buy and sell shipping and freight space.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £43,306 per year. That is about £3,608 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,462 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £75,878 per year.

  • Insurance underwriters
    What does this career do?

    Insurance underwriters identify and measure the risks associated with an activity, determine whether this risk is insurable and issue insurance polices which provide financial compensation in the event of loss.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,666 per year. That is about £2,222 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,741 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,075 per year.

  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group advise customers, who may be individuals, companies or specialist groups, on the purchase of investments, insurance, mortgages, pensions and other financial services and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,760 per year. That is about £2,730 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,362 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,370 per year.

  • Taxation experts
    What does this career do?

    Taxation experts advise on tax matters and assess tax liabilities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,658 per year. That is about £3,721 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,453 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £74,547 per year.

  • Importers and exporters
    What does this career do?

    Importers and exporters buy commodities from overseas for the home market and sell home-produced commodities to overseas markets.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,690 per year. That is about £2,057 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,786 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,014 per year.

  • Financial and accounting technicians
    What does this career do?

    Financial and accounting technicians work alongside accountants and other financial professionals in managing the financial affairs of organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,483 per year. That is about £3,040 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,840 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £59,696 per year.

  • Financial accounts managers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group manage client accounts or departments within financial institutions (such as banks and insurance companies) or manage a variety of financial accounts within other organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,307 per year. That is about £2,442 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,072 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,314 per year.

  • Business and related associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group advise on the effectiveness of an organisation’s procedures, systems and methods and perform other business and related functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 353: Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,813 per year. That is about £2,151 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,429 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,995 per year.

  • Buyers and procurement officers
    What does this career do?

    Buyers and procurement officers organise and undertake the buying of raw materials, equipment and merchandise from manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and other sources for wholesale distribution, resale or for own internal use.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,094 per year. That is about £2,674 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,195 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £61,298 per year.

  • Business sales executives
    What does this career do?

    Business sales executives provide advice to existing and potential customers, and receive orders for specialist machinery, equipment, materials and other products or services that require technical knowledge.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,522 per year. That is about £2,126 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,101 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,043 per year.

  • Marketing associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Marketing associate professionals assist in the development and implementation of projects which aim to elicit the preferences and requirements of consumers, businesses and other specified target groups so that suppliers may meet these needs.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,960 per year. That is about £2,080 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,390 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,843 per year.

  • Estate agents and auctioneers
    What does this career do?

    Estate agents and auctioneers arrange for the valuation, sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,843 per year. That is about £1,653 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,333 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,813 per year.

  • Sales accounts and business development managers
    What does this career do?

    Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £45,219 per year. That is about £3,768 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,082 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £89,606 per year.

  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,131 per year. That is about £1,844 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,518 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,682 per year.

  • Conservation and environmental associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Conservation and environmental associate professionals are responsible for the day-to-day running and management of areas of the countryside and the wider environment in a way that reconciles the interests of conservation, land owners and the public. They carry out practical conservation activities and assist in promoting awareness of the natural environment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,925 per year. That is about £1,743 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,248 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,856 per year.

  • Public services associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Public services associate professionals supervise, manage and undertake general administrative work in national and local government departments, organise the activities of local offices of national government departments, and promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products and services to consumers and other specified audiences.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,462 per year. That is about £3,038 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,854 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,854 per year.

  • Human resources and industrial relations officers
    What does this career do?

    Human resources and industrial relations officers conduct research and advise on recruitment, training, staff appraisal and industrial relations policies and assist specialist managers with negotiations on behalf of a commercial enterprise, trade union or other organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,474 per year. That is about £2,456 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,885 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,261 per year.

  • Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
    What does this career do?

    Vocational and industrial trainers provide instruction in manual, manipulative and other vocational skills and advise on, plan and organise vocational instruction within industrial, commercial and other establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,912 per year. That is about £2,409 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,677 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,702 per year.

  • Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group give advice on careers or occupations, training courses and related matters, direct school leavers and other job seekers into employment and assess their progress.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,677 per year. That is about £1,639 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,770 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,514 per year.

  • Inspectors of standards and regulations
    What does this career do?

    Inspectors of standards and regulations undertake investigations and inspections to verify and ensure compliance with acts, regulations and other requirements in respect of: buildings; weights, measures and trade descriptions; the installation and safety of electrical, gas and water supplies and equipment; marine pollution, ships’ structures, equipment and accommodation; the treatment of animals; the operation of commercial vehicles; the welfare, health and safety in factories and all work sites subject to the provisions in the Factory Acts.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,806 per year. That is about £2,483 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,320 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,533 per year.

  • Health and safety officers
    What does this career do?

    Health and safety officers counsel employees to ensure and promote health and safety in the workplace and co-ordinate accident prevention and health and safety measures within an establishment or organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,694 per year. That is about £2,891 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,627 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £53,477 per year.

  • National government administrative occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in national government departments, and in local offices of national government departments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,046 per year. That is about £1,920 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,074 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,485 per year.

  • Local government administrative occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in local government offices and departments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,019 per year. That is about £2,251 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,986 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,435 per year.

  • Officers of non-governmental organisations
    What does this career do?

    Officers of non-governmental organisations perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks in the running of trade associations, employers’ associations, learned societies, trade unions, charitable organisations and similar bodies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,358 per year. That is about £1,946 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,576 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,024 per year.

  • Credit controllers
    What does this career do?

    Credit controllers perform financial, administrative and other tasks in relation to credit control and debt collection.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,902 per year. That is about £1,825 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,098 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,531 per year.

  • Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
    What does this career do?

    Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,109 per year. That is about £1,925 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,890 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,147 per year.

  • Bank and post office clerks
    What does this career do?

    Bank and post office clerks deal with the payment and receipt of money, cheques and other routine financial transactions and open and close accounts. They advise upon financial products and services offered by banks, building societies and post offices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,795 per year. That is about £1,982 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,930 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,795 per year.

  • Finance officers
    What does this career do?

    Finance officers oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within local government and a variety of public sector organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Certificate

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,291 per year. That is about £2,190 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,781 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,749 per year.

  • Financial administrative occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of finance-related administrative functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 412: Administrative Occupations: Finance.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,923 per year. That is about £1,826 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,432 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,154 per year.

  • Records clerks and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Records clerks and assistants maintain and update electronic and/or hard copy documents, correspondence and other records, and organise their storage.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,942 per year. That is about £1,911 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,888 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,862 per year.

  • Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Pensions and insurance clerks and assistants provide general clerical support to senior colleagues and perform specialist clerical tasks in relation to the administration of pensions and insurance policies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,798 per year. That is about £1,816 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,014 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,408 per year.

  • Stock control clerks and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Stock control clerks and assistants receive orders from customers, prepare requisitions or despatch documents for ordered goods, maintain and update records, files and other correspondence in relation to the storage and despatch of goods.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,334 per year. That is about £2,111 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,614 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,627 per year.

  • Transport and distribution clerks and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform various clerical functions relating to the transport and distribution of goods and freight.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,358 per year. That is about £1,946 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,618 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,195 per year.

  • Library clerks and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Library clerks and assistants classify, sort and file publications, documents, audio-visual and computerised material in libraries and offices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,421 per year. That is about £1,951 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,198 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,843 per year.

  • Human resources administrative occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group provide administrative support for the human resources (HR) operations within organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,048 per year. That is about £1,837 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,222 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,450 per year.

  • Sales administrators
    What does this career do?

    Sales administrators provide support to the process of selling equipment, materials and other products or services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,341 per year. That is about £1,778 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,035 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,277 per year.

  • Other administrative occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group are responsible for recording, filing and disseminating information for a business, organisation or individual not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 415: Other Administrative Occupations

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,362 per year. That is about £1,780 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,723 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,994 per year.

  • Office managers
    What does this career do?

    Office managers plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of offices within commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies. (National and local government office managers are classified to unit group 3561: Public services associate professionals.)

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,411 per year. That is about £2,450 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,219 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,646 per year.

  • Office supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Office supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of those carrying out general administrative and clerical work and performing specialist administrative and clerical duties in relation to finance, records, sales and other services to a variety of commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,331 per year. That is about £2,277 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,157 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,718 per year.

  • Medical secretaries
    What does this career do?

    Medical secretaries deal with correspondence, make appointments and handle patients’ queries; file and maintain medical and other records; transcribe notes and dictation; and perform other clerical tasks in hospitals/surgeries and other medical establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,251 per year. That is about £2,104 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,278 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,002 per year.

  • Legal secretaries
    What does this career do?

    Legal secretaries file and maintain legal and other records, transcribe notes and dictation into typewritten form and perform other routine clerical tasks in legal practices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,072 per year. That is about £1,672 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,682 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,992 per year.

  • School secretaries
    What does this career do?

    School secretaries provide administrative support in schools by keeping and maintaining school records and performing a range of routine clerical tasks within the school.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,730 per year. That is about £2,144 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,778 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,938 per year.

  • Company secretaries
    What does this career do?

    Company secretaries (excluding qualified chartered secretaries) file and maintain company records, translate notes and dictation into typewritten form and perform other clerical tasks within commercial organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,760 per year. That is about £1,646 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,475 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,136 per year.

  • Personal assistants and other secretaries
    What does this career do?

    Personal assistants and other secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to individuals, departmental or management teams within organisations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,798 per year. That is about £1,816 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,723 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,630 per year.

  • Receptionists
    What does this career do?

    Receptionists receive and direct telephone calls and visitors to commercial, government and other establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,554 per year. That is about £1,546 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,182 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,290 per year.

  • Typists and related keyboard occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group type letters, memos, reports and other documents from draft, handwritten or dictated matter, using appropriate software packages.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,114 per year. That is about £1,676 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,014 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,306 per year.

  • Farmers
    What does this career do?

    Farmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,294 per year. That is about £2,024 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,406 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,758 per year.

  • Horticultural trades
    What does this career do?

    Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,866 per year. That is about £1,572 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,974 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,957 per year.

  • Gardeners and landscape gardeners
    What does this career do?

    Gardeners and landscape gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in public and private gardens, construct features to improve the appearance of existing terrain, and cut and lay turf.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,339 per year. That is about £1,861 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,574 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,179 per year.

  • Groundsmen and greenkeepers
    What does this career do?

    Groundsmen and greenkeepers cut and lay turf and maintain areas for golf courses and other sports grounds.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,258 per year. That is about £1,771 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,034 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,661 per year.

  • Agricultural and fishing trades
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural and fishing tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 511: Agricultural and Related Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,483 per year. That is about £1,956 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,469 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,133 per year.

  • Smiths and forge workers
    What does this career do?

    Smiths and forge workers operate or direct the operation of power hammers and presses to shape heated metal to requirements and to make and repair a variety of metal articles by heating, hammering and bending.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,707 per year. That is about £2,225 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,093 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,541 per year.

  • Moulders, core makers and die casters
    What does this career do?

    Moulders, core makers and die casters make sand, loam and plaster moulds and cores for casting metal and pour or inject molten metal into dies by hand or machine.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,378 per year. That is about £2,031 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,304 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,109 per year.

  • Sheet metal workers
    What does this career do?

    Sheet metal workers mark out, cut, shape and join sheet metal using hand or machine tools to make and repair sheet metal products and components (excluding vehicle bodywork).

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,810 per year. That is about £2,317 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,862 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,123 per year.

  • Metal plate workers, and riveters
    What does this career do?

    Metal plate workers and riveters mark off, drill, shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form structures and frameworks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,533 per year. That is about £2,627 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,274 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £48,110 per year.

  • Welding trades
    What does this career do?

    Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,230 per year. That is about £2,102 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,136 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,795 per year.

  • Pipe fitters
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group install pipe systems and maintain and repair pipes in major utilities, industrial and construction settings and sites.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £38,709 per year. That is about £3,225 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £28,746 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,344 per year.

  • Metal machining setters and setter-operators
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate machines to drill, bore, grind, cut, mill or otherwise shape metal workpieces.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,184 per year. That is about £2,348 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,533 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,869 per year.

  • Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out
    What does this career do?

    Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out mark out metal for machining and fit, assemble and repair machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,848 per year. That is about £2,487 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,906 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,949 per year.

  • Metal working production and maintenance fitters
    What does this career do?

    Metal working production and maintenance fitters erect, install and repair electrical and mechanical plant and industrial machinery, fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies in the manufacture of metal products and test and adjust new motor vehicles and engines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,347 per year. That is about £2,528 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,762 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,674 per year.

  • Precision instrument makers and repairers
    What does this career do?

    Precision instrument makers and repairers make, calibrate, test and repair precision and optical instruments such as barometers, compasses, cameras, calibrators, watches, clocks and chronometers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,771 per year. That is about £2,147 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,515 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,186 per year.

  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group install, service and repair air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in factories, offices, shops and homes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,952 per year. That is about £2,496 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,614 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,030 per year.

  • Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
    What does this career do?

    Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,142 per year. That is about £2,345 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,074 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,997 per year.

  • Vehicle body builders and repairers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,149 per year. That is about £2,012 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,118 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,674 per year.

  • Vehicle paint technicians
    What does this career do?

    Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,357 per year. That is about £2,029 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,139 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,674 per year.

  • Aircraft maintenance and related trades
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,707 per year. That is about £3,308 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £26,562 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,075 per year.

  • Boat and ship builders and repairers
    What does this career do?

    Boat and ship builders and repairers construct, install and repair wooden structures and fittings, and shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form the metal structures and frameworks for marine craft.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,392 per year. That is about £2,366 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,968 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,642 per year.

  • Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers
    What does this career do?

    Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers erect, fit, assemble and repair rolling stock parts and sub-assemblies, and test and adjust new engines for trains.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,773 per year. That is about £3,147 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,147 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,411 per year.

  • Electricians and electrical fitters
    What does this career do?

    Electricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,678 per year. That is about £2,639 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,821 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,243 per year.

  • Telecommunications engineers
    What does this career do?

    Telecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,677 per year. That is about £2,723 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,298 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,702 per year.

  • TV, video and audio engineers
    What does this career do?

    TV, video and audio engineers service and repair domestic television, video and audio appliances.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,949 per year. That is about £2,662 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,176 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,221 per year.

  • IT engineers
    What does this career do?

    IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,971 per year. That is about £2,580 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,926 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,971 per year.

  • Electrical and electronic trades
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this group perform a variety of electrical and electronic occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 524: Electrical and Electronic Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,554 per year. That is about £2,629 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,298 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,347 per year.

  • Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,968 per year. That is about £2,747 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,672 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,883 per year.

  • Steel erectors
    What does this career do?

    Steel erectors fit and erect structural metal framework for buildings and other structures such as metal chimneys.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,102 per year. That is about £2,258 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,970 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,549 per year.

  • Bricklayers and masons
    What does this career do?

    Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,579 per year. That is about £2,381 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,363 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,525 per year.

  • Roofers, roof tilers and slaters
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group cover roofs and exterior walls with felting, sheeting, slates, tiles and thatch to provide a waterproof surface.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,712 per year. That is about £1,976 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,723 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,304 per year.

  • Plumbers and heating and ventilating engineers
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group assemble, install, maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, heating and ventilating systems and pipes and pipeline systems in commercial, residential and industrial premises and public buildings.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,035 per year. That is about £2,502 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,926 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,709 per year.

  • Carpenters and joiners
    What does this career do?

    Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,350 per year. That is about £2,362 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,531 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,734 per year.

  • Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group install pre-glazed wooden, metal or PVC framework, and cut, fit and set glass in windows, doors, shop fronts, and other structural frames.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,730 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,069 per year.

  • Construction and building trades
    What does this career do?

    Those working in construction and building trades n.e.c. undertake a variety of tasks in the construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of buildings, steeples, industrial chimneys and other tall structures, and of underwater structures not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 531: Construction and Building Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,947 per year. That is about £2,745 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,275 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,514 per year.

  • Plasterers
    What does this career do?

    Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,936 per year. That is about £2,244 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,011 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,254 per year.

  • Floorers and wall tilers
    What does this career do?

    Floorers and wall tilers lay composition mixtures (other than mastic asphalt) to form flooring, plan, fit and secure carpet, underlay and linoleum and cover and decorate walls and floors with terrazzo and granolithic mixtures, tiles and mosaic panels.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,066 per year. That is about £2,005 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,013 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,094 per year.

  • Painters and decorators
    What does this career do?

    Those working in this unit group apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other protective and decorative materials to interior and exterior walls and surfaces, paint designs on wood, glass, metal, plastics and other materials, and stain, wax and french polish wood surfaces by hand.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,939 per year. That is about £2,078 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,034 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,030 per year.

  • Construction and building trades supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Construction and building trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in construction and building trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £27,955 per year. That is about £2,329 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,488 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,834 per year.

  • Weavers and knitters
    What does this career do?

    Weavers and knitters set up and operate hand and power operated looms and machines to weave fibre into fabrics and carpet, or to knit (by machine or by hand) garments and other articles from yarn.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,133 per year. That is about £1,761 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,557 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,928 per year.

  • Upholsterers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group upholster vehicle, aircraft and other seating, fix trimmings to the interiors of vehicles and aircraft, upholster furniture such as chairs and sofas, and make mattresses, curtains and other soft furnishings.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,904 per year. That is about £1,742 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,099 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,950 per year.

  • Footwear and leather working trades
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group make and repair shoes, cut out, make up, sew, decorate and finish leather and leather substitute goods other than garments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,342 per year. That is about £1,695 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,224 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,848 per year.

  • Tailors and dressmakers
    What does this career do?

    Tailors and dressmakers prepare patterns and make, fit and alter tailored garments, dresses and other articles of clothing.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,902 per year. That is about £1,825 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,160 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,134 per year.

  • Textiles, garments and related trades
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of textiles and related craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 541: Textiles and Garments Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,178 per year. That is about £1,598 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,018 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,954 per year.

  • Pre-press technicians
    What does this career do?

    Pre-press technicians prepare, format and compose text and graphics in a form suitable for use in a variety of print processes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,258 per year. That is about £2,854 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,646 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,211 per year.

  • Printers
    What does this career do?

    Printers set up and operate various small offset printing presses and digital printing processes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £32,219 per year. That is about £2,684 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,442 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,736 per year.

  • Print finishing and binding workers
    What does this career do?

    Print finishing and binding workers bind books and other publications and finish printed items by hand or machine.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,736 per year. That is about £1,811 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,390 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,867 per year.

  • Butchers
    What does this career do?

    Butchers direct and undertake the slaughter of animals and prepare carcasses for storage, processing and sale.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,040 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,525 per year.

  • Bakers and flour confectioners
    What does this career do?

    Bakers and flour confectioners prepare and bake dough, pastry and cake mixtures and make and finish flour confectionary products by hand.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,490 per year. That is about £1,624 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,286 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,480 per year.

  • Fishmongers and poultry dressers
    What does this career do?

    Fishmongers and poultry dressers clean, cut and prepare fish and poultry for processing or sale.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,200 per year. That is about £1,516 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,350 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,918 per year.

  • Chefs
    What does this career do?

    Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,219 per year. That is about £1,601 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,120 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,978 per year.

  • Cooks
    What does this career do?

    Cooks prepare, season and cook food, often using pre-prepared ingredients, in clubs, private households, fast food outlets, shops selling food cooked on the premises and the catering departments and canteens of other establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,243 per year. That is about £1,436 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,101 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,526 per year.

  • Catering and bar managers
    What does this career do?

    Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,693 per year. That is about £1,891 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,053 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,200 per year.

  • Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers
    What does this career do?

    Glass and ceramics workers, form, shape, decorate, smooth and polish glassware, earthenware, refractory goods, clay bricks and other ceramic goods.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,053 per year. That is about £1,587 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,560 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,498 per year.

  • Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers
    What does this career do?

    Furniture makers and other craft woodworkers make, repair and restore wooden furniture, decorative objects and other crafted pieces of woodwork.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,326 per year. That is about £1,443 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,582 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,085 per year.

  • Florists
    What does this career do?

    Florists sell flowers and related products in a wholesale or retail business, and design and make up floral bouquets, wreaths, tributes and other floral arrangements for sale to the public.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £14,893 per year. That is about £1,241 per month, or £7 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £21,715 per year.

  • Other skilled trades
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group engrave jewellery and stoneware, make artificial hairpieces, charge fireworks and munitions with explosive material, make lampshades, wickerwork, toys, dolls, models, candles, artificial flowers, other fancy goods, make patterns for moulds for metal castings, make and tune musical instruments, craft precious metals and stones, and perform other hand craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 544: Other Skilled Trades.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,051 per year. That is about £1,670 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,498 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,702 per year.

  • Nursery nurses and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,326 per year. That is about £1,443 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,976 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,982 per year.

  • Childminders and related occupations
    What does this career do?

    Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,013 per year. That is about £1,501 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,122 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,627 per year.

  • Playworkers
    What does this career do?

    Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,768 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,277 per year.

  • Teaching assistants
    What does this career do?

    Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,696 per year. That is about £1,724 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,638 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,872 per year.

  • Educational support assistants
    What does this career do?

    Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,008 per year. That is about £1,750 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,867 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,352 per year.

  • Veterinary nurses
    What does this career do?

    Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,909 per year. That is about £1,492 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,416 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,376 per year.

  • Pest control officers
    What does this career do?

    Pest control officers investigate the presence of pests that are hazardous to public health or cause nuisance, lay traps to capture pests and treat areas of infestation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,424 per year. That is about £1,785 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,642 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,973 per year.

  • Animal care services occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group care for animals held in kennels, stables, zoos and similar establishments, provide specialised training, grooming, clipping and trimming services for animals, and searches for and captures stray or nuisance dogs in public areas and perform a variety of animal care tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 613: Animal Care and Control Services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £16,328 per year. That is about £1,360 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,755 per year.

  • Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,090 per year. That is about £1,840 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,013 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,950 per year.

  • Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)
    What does this career do?

    Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,336 per year. That is about £2,028 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,365 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,299 per year.

  • Dental nurses
    What does this career do?

    Dental nurses prepare patients for, and assist with, dental examinations, prepare and sterilise instruments and maintain case records.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,136 per year. That is about £1,594 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,912 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,811 per year.

  • Houseparents and residential wardens
    What does this career do?

    Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,565 per year. That is about £2,047 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,552 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,299 per year.

  • Care workers and home carers
    What does this career do?

    Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,678 per year. That is about £1,556 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,099 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,853 per year.

  • Senior care workers
    What does this career do?

    Senior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,718 per year. That is about £1,643 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,014 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,227 per year.

  • Care escorts
    What does this career do?

    Care escorts accompany and transport adults and children with disability between their places of residence and other destinations and act as chaperones for under 16s engaged in theatrical, television and film productions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,616 per year. That is about £1,551 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,078 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,709 per year.

  • Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants
    What does this career do?

    Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants make funeral arrangements for clients, prepare the deceased for burial or cremation, and supervise and assist the proceedings of funerals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,443 per year. That is about £1,870 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,659 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,803 per year.

  • Sports and leisure assistants
    What does this career do?

    Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,950 per year. That is about £1,495 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,038 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,851 per year.

  • Travel agents
    What does this career do?

    Travel agents advise travellers upon travel arrangements, make bookings and receive payment for travel arrangements made.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,117 per year. That is about £1,509 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,330 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,702 per year.

  • Air travel assistants
    What does this career do?

    Air travel assistants issue travel tickets and boarding passes, examine other documentation, provide information and assistance at airport terminals and look after the welfare, comfort and safety of passengers travelling in aircraft.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,430 per year. That is about £1,452 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,394 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,494 per year.

  • Rail travel assistants
    What does this career do?

    Rail travel assistants issue, collect and inspect travel tickets, provide information and assistance to railway passengers, operate train doors, and perform a variety of duties on station platforms in connection with the arrival and departure of trains and the movement of goods and passengers, and on trains to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,099 per year. That is about £3,508 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,472 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £64,979 per year.

  • Leisure and travel service occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of leisure and travel service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 621: Leisure and Travel Services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,206 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,290 per year.

  • Hairdressers and barbers
    What does this career do?

    Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,326 per year. That is about £1,443 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,725 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,670 per year.

  • Beauticians and related occupations
    What does this career do?

    Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,514 per year. That is about £1,459 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,995 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,670 per year.

  • Housekeepers and related occupations
    What does this career do?

    Housekeepers and related workers perform domestic cleaning and other housekeeping tasks within private households, hotels, schools, hostels and other non-private households.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,051 per year. That is about £1,670 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,054 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,707 per year.

  • Caretakers
    What does this career do?

    Caretakers supervise and undertake the care and maintenance of church, school, office and other buildings, their facilities, fixtures and contents.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,301 per year. That is about £1,691 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,451 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,894 per year.

  • Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group manage and supervise cleaning and other housekeeping tasks within private households, hotels, schools, hostels and other non-private households, and in offices and other premises.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,093 per year. That is about £1,674 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,555 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,910 per year.

  • Sales and retail assistants
    What does this career do?

    Sales and retail assistants demonstrate and sell a variety of goods and services in shops, stores, showrooms and similar establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,555 per year. That is about £1,462 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,870 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,816 per year.

  • Retail cashiers and check-out operators
    What does this career do?

    Retail cashiers and check-out operators accept payments from customers and give change in respect of sales or services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,034 per year. That is about £1,502 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,661 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,566 per year.

  • Telephone salespersons
    What does this career do?

    Telephone salespersons obtain, receive, process and record telephone orders for goods and services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,720 per year. That is about £1,560 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,058 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,021 per year.

  • Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants
    What does this career do?

    Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants work under the supervision of pharmacists or other relevant health professionals to dispense drugs and medicines, issue pre-packaged prescriptions, sell over-the-counter medication, dispense spectacles and contact lenses and other related products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,262 per year. That is about £1,521 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,890 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,797 per year.

  • Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers
    What does this career do?

    Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers sell new and used vehicles to the general public, and vehicle accessories and parts to garages, vehicle dealerships and the general public.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,341 per year. That is about £1,778 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,200 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,722 per year.

  • Collector salespersons and credit agents
    What does this career do?

    Collector salespersons and credit agents visit private households to obtain orders and collect payments for goods and services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,178 per year. That is about £1,598 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,058 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,621 per year.

  • Debt, rent and other cash collectors
    What does this career do?

    Debt, rent and other cash collectors collect payments due or overdue from households and businesses and empty cash from prepayment meters or machines.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,450 per year. That is about £1,537 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,454 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,728 per year.

  • Roundspersons and van salespersons
    What does this career do?

    Roundspersons and van salespersons deliver and sell food, drink and other goods by calling on householders or by selling from a mobile shop or van and call on households to collect and receive payment for laundered or similarly serviced articles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,014 per year. That is about £1,417 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,851 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,021 per year.

  • Market and street traders and assistants
    What does this career do?

    Market and street traders and assistants sell goods (other than refreshments) from stalls, barrows and other portable containers in streets and market places.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,658 per year. That is about £1,554 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,621 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,810 per year.

  • Merchandisers and window dressers
    What does this career do?

    Merchandisers and window dressers replenish stocks of goods in stores, advise retailers on the optimum display of merchandise and create displays of merchandise in shop windows.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,930 per year. That is about £1,494 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,142 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,538 per year.

  • Sales related occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of sales occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 712: Sales Related Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,739 per year. That is about £1,644 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,349 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,744 per year.

  • Sales supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Sales supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of sales and related workers in retail and wholesale establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,698 per year. That is about £1,641 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,035 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,350 per year.

  • Call and contact centre occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group receive and respond to telephone calls from potential clients and existing customers regarding the products and services offered by an organisation.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,282 per year. That is about £1,606 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,557 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,621 per year.

  • Telephonists
    What does this career do?

    Telephonists receive and direct callers in commercial, industrial and other establishments, and operate telephone (public) and office (private) switchboards to advise on, and assist with, making telephone calls and to relay incoming, outgoing and internal calls.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,699 per year. That is about £1,558 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,162 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,933 per year.

  • Communication operators
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate telecommunications equipment to transmit and receive signals and messages.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,131 per year. That is about £1,844 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,098 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,760 per year.

  • Market research interviewers
    What does this career do?

    Market research interviewers conduct interviews to collect information on the opinions and preferences of consumers, businesses, the electorate and other selected groups.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,072 per year. That is about £1,672 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,848 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,117 per year.

  • Customer service occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of customer service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 721: Customer Service Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,280 per year. That is about £1,690 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,931 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,576 per year.

  • Customer service managers and supervisors
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate resources necessary for receiving and dealing with the responses, complaints or further requirements of purchasers and users of a product or service, and supervise customer service occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,982 per year. That is about £1,998 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,306 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,125 per year.

  • Food, drink and tobacco process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Food, drink and tobacco process operatives set, operate and attend machinery to bake, freeze, heat, crush, mix, blend and otherwise process foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco leaves.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,010 per year. That is about £1,667 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,786 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,243 per year.

  • Glass and ceramics process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Glass and ceramics process operatives position articles ready for firing in kilns and operate and attend furnaces and kilns to make and treat glass and ceramic items.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,320 per year. That is about £1,776 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,306 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,051 per year.

  • Textile process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate machines to prepare natural and synthetic fibres for processing, spin and twist fibre into yarn, thread, twine, rope and other similar material, and estimate the quantities of colouring matter required for printing and dyeing fabrics.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,902 per year. That is about £1,825 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,826 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,235 per year.

  • Chemical and related process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate plant and machinery in the processing of chemical and related materials by chemical, heat or other treatment, manufacture synthetic materials and bleach, dye or otherwise treat textiles, and treat hides, skins and pelts for making into fur, leather and skin products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,638 per year. That is about £2,553 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,757 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,752 per year.

  • Rubber process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Rubber process operatives attend and operate masticating, calendering, mixing, forming, shaping, moulding, extruding, cutting, trimming and winding machines to make and repair rubber products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,213 per year. That is about £1,934 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,784 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,462 per year.

  • Plastics process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Plastics process operatives attend and operate moulding, extruding, thermoforming, calendering, covering, cutting and other process equipment to make and repair plastic products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,235 per year. That is about £1,852 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,888 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,486 per year.

  • Metal making and treating process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Metal making and treating process operatives operate furnaces, ovens and other heating vessels, drawing, rolling, extruding, galvanising, forging and other metal processing equipment to smelt, shape and treat metal and metal products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £26,104 per year. That is about £2,175 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,987 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,643 per year.

  • Electroplaters
    What does this career do?

    Electroplaters operate continuous plant to coat metal parts and articles electrolytically, form metal articles by electro- and vacuum-deposition, dip and spray articles with another metal, plastic powder or other material and treat articles chemically to produce desired surface finishes.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,258 per year. That is about £1,771 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,930 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,176 per year.

  • Process operatives
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of processing occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 811: Process Operatives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,378 per year. That is about £2,031 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,261 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,794 per year.

  • Paper and wood machine operatives
    What does this career do?

    Paper and wood machine operatives operate machines to treat and cut wood, to produce, treat and cut paper, paperboard, leatherboard, plasterboard and similar material, and to assemble and make wooden crates and containers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,922 per year. That is about £1,910 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,784 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,114 per year.

  • Coal mine operatives
    What does this career do?

    Coal mine operatives detonate charges and use cutting equipment to extract coal from coal faces, build and dismantle roof and wall supports in underground coal workings, and transport coal and other material from the coal face.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,835 per year. That is about £2,069 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,762 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,357 per year.

  • Quarry workers and related operatives
    What does this career do?

    Quarry workers erect supports in underground workings, set and detonate explosives to loosen rocks and set up and operate drilling equipment to extract minerals (other than coal) from the ground, and operate machinery to wash, crush or separate stone and ores.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,272 per year. That is about £2,106 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,469 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,085 per year.

  • Energy plant operatives
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate boilers to produce hot water or steam and attend and operate compressors, turbines, electrical substations, switchboards and auxiliary plant and machinery to fuel nuclear reactors, drive blowers and pumps, electricity generators and other equipment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £36,712 per year. That is about £3,059 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,168 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £55,182 per year.

  • Metal working machine operatives
    What does this career do?

    Metal working machine operatives operate machines to cut, shape, abrade and otherwise machine metal, use hand and power tools to remove surplus metal and rough surfaces from castings, forgings or other metal parts, and clean, smooth and polish metal workpieces.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,901 per year. That is about £1,908 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,618 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,925 per year.

  • Water and sewerage plant operatives
    What does this career do?

    Water and sewerage plant operatives operate valves to control water supplies in mains and pipelines, attend screening, filtering, water purifying and sedimentation plant, clear any blockages and patrol and maintain sewerage systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,349 per year. That is about £2,445 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,530 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,974 per year.

  • Printing machine assistants
    What does this career do?

    Printing machine assistants set and operate letterpress, platen or cylinder, lithographic and photogravure printing machines, photocopiers, office printers, duplication machines and other reprographic equipment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,360 per year. That is about £1,863 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,472 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,987 per year.

  • Plant and machine operatives
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate a variety of plant and machinery not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 812: Plant and Machine Operatives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,794 per year. That is about £2,066 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,554 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,838 per year.

  • Assemblers (electrical and electronic products)
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group wire up prepared parts and/or sub-assemblies in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, make coils and wiring harnesses and assemble previously prepared parts in the batch or mass production of electrical and electronic goods and components.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,725 per year. That is about £2,393 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,218 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,787 per year.

  • Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £33,072 per year. That is about £2,756 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,466 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £48,381 per year.

  • Routine inspectors and testers
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group inspect and/or test metal stock, parts and products, electrical plant, machinery and electronic components, systems and sub-assemblies, textiles, wood, paper, food, plastics and rubber goods, parts and materials to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,461 per year. That is about £2,038 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,786 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,315 per year.

  • Weighers, graders and sorters
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group weigh, grade and sort materials, goods and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,274 per year. That is about £2,022 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,514 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,107 per year.

  • Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
    What does this career do?

    Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters fit, repair and adjust tyres, exhausts and windscreens on cars, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,192 per year. That is about £1,932 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,910 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,779 per year.

  • Sewing machinists
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group sew and finish garments by hand or machine, rectify faults in manufactured textile goods and repair worn and damaged garments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,096 per year. That is about £1,508 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,478 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,771 per year.

  • Assemblers and routine operatives
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group perform assembly and routine operative tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 813: Assemblers and Routine Operatives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,926 per year. That is about £1,660 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,331 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,661 per year.

  • Scaffolders, stagers and riggers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group erect and dismantle scaffolding and working platforms, set up lifting equipment and ships’ rigging, maintain and repair steeples, industrial chimneys and other tall structures and install, maintain and repair ropes, wires and cables.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,366 per year. That is about £2,613 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,134 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,635 per year.

  • Road construction operatives
    What does this career do?

    Road construction operatives construct, repair and maintain roads and lay paving slabs and kerbstones to form pavements and street gutters.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,646 per year. That is about £2,137 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,306 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,254 per year.

  • Rail construction and maintenance operatives
    What does this career do?

    Rail construction and maintenance operatives lay, re-lay, repair and examine railway track and maintain surrounding areas.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,218 per year. That is about £1,684 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,144 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,016 per year.

  • Construction operatives
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group operate insulating equipment, fix plasterboard or dry linings to ceilings and walls, help construct, maintain, repair and demolish buildings and clean and resurface eroded stonework, lay, join and examine pipe sections for drainage, gas, water or similar piping systems and carry out a variety of other construction operative tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 814: Construction Operatives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,178 per year. That is about £1,598 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,478 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,747 per year.

  • Large goods vehicle drivers
    What does this career do?

    Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers (formerly HGV drivers), collect, transport and deliver goods in rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, articulated lorries and lorries pulling trailers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £24,170 per year. That is about £2,014 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,032 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,469 per year.

  • Van drivers
    What does this career do?

    Van drivers collect, transport and deliver goods in vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes in weight.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,470 per year. That is about £1,539 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,997 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,042 per year.

  • Bus and coach drivers
    What does this career do?

    Bus and coach drivers drive road passenger-carrying vehicles such as buses, coaches and mini-buses.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,526 per year. That is about £1,877 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,368 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,742 per year.

  • Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs
    What does this career do?

    Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs drive motor cars for private individuals, government departments and industrial and commercial organisations, drive taxis for public hire, drive new cars to delivery points and drive motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,410 per year. That is about £1,450 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,872 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,378 per year.

  • Driving instructors
    What does this career do?

    Driving instructors co-ordinate and undertake the instruction of people learning to drive cars, motorcycles, buses and haulage vehicles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,813 per year. That is about £2,151 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,571 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,005 per year.

  • Crane drivers
    What does this career do?

    Crane drivers supervise and undertake the operation of cranes, jib cranes, power driven hoisting machinery and power driven stationary engines to raise and lower mine and other cages, and to lift and move equipment, materials, machinery and containers.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,243 per year. That is about £2,520 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,173 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,474 per year.

  • Fork-lift truck drivers
    What does this career do?

    Fork-lift truck drivers operate fork-lift trucks in factories, warehouses, storerooms and other areas to transfer goods and materials.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,909 per year. That is about £1,492 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,603 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,146 per year.

  • Agricultural machinery drivers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group operate and drive tractors, combine harvesters or other farm vehicles to clear and cultivate land and to sow and harvest plants and crops.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,781 per year. That is about £1,648 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,392 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,141 per year.

  • Mobile machine drivers and operatives
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group supervise and undertake the operation of machines to transport, excavate, grade, level, and compact sand, earth, gravel and similar materials, drive piles into the ground and lay surfaces of asphalt, concrete and chippings, and operate other mobile machines not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 822: Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,912 per year. That is about £2,409 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,675 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,432 per year.

  • Train and tram drivers
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group drive diesel, diesel-electric, electric and steam locomotives that transport passengers and goods on surface and underground railways, and transport passengers in trams.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £34,466 per year. That is about £2,872 per month, or £17 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,533 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,574 per year.

  • Marine and waterways transport operatives
    What does this career do?

    Marine and waterways transport operatives supervise and carry out a variety of deck duties and operate and maintain engines, boilers and mechanical equipment on board ships, boats and other marine vessels.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £14,893 per year. That is about £1,241 per month, or £7 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,027 per year.

  • Air transport operatives
    What does this career do?

    Air transport operatives refuel, load and unload aircraft, direct the movement of aircraft at airports, and positions gangways or staircases to allow passengers to board and disembark aircraft.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £14,893 per year. That is about £1,241 per month, or £7 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £21,403 per year.

  • Rail transport operatives
    What does this career do?

    Rail transport operatives assist drivers in the operation of passenger and goods trains, drive locomotive engines in coal mines, guide wagons and coaches in marshalling yards and sidings to make up trains, operate signals and points to control the movement of rail traffic, and monitor the operation of surface and underground railways.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,621 per year. That is about £2,385 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,053 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,496 per year.

  • Other drivers and transport operatives
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group monitor the activities of bus drivers, conductors and other road transport depot drivers, undertake various tasks related to water transportation, and perform other transportation tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 823: Other Drivers and Transport Operatives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £14,893 per year. That is about £1,241 per month, or £7 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £20,946 per year.

  • Farm workers
    What does this career do?

    Farm workers perform a variety of tasks, by hand and machine, to produce and harvest crops and to breed and rear cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,384 per year. That is about £1,698 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,285 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,269 per year.

  • Forestry workers
    What does this career do?

    Forestry workers perform a variety of tasks related to the planting, cultivation and protection of trees.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,755 per year. That is about £1,896 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,427 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,555 per year.

  • Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks in relation to the breeding and rearing of animals and fish, catch fish at sea and from inland waterways, assist in the picking and lifting of crops, plant and maintain hedges, oversee the incubation and hatching of eggs and perform other fishing and elementary agricultural tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 911: Elementary Agricultural Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,493 per year. That is about £1,457 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,059 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,317 per year.

  • Elementary construction occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of general labouring and construction duties to assist building, civil engineering and related trades workers in the performance of their tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,733 per year. That is about £1,977 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,491 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,216 per year.

  • Industrial cleaning process occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group clean manufactured goods, plant and machinery, and industrial, commercial and other premises.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,389 per year. That is about £1,449 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,789 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,918 per year.

  • Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group pack, wrap, fill, label and seal containers by hand or machine.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,923 per year. That is about £1,826 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,533 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,094 per year.

  • Elementary process plant occupations
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group assist the work of machine operatives and perform a variety of manual tasks in foundries, engineering and allied trades and in other process and plant operations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 913: Elementary Process Plant Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,131 per year. That is about £1,844 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,909 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,197 per year.

  • Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group collect, receive, sort and deliver mail, documents, correspondence or messages, either between or within establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,584 per year. That is about £2,132 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,198 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,470 per year.

  • Elementary administration occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of elementary clerical and administrative tasks within offices not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP: 921 Elementary Administration Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,782 per year. That is about £1,565 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,310 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,922 per year.

  • Window cleaners
    What does this career do?

    Window cleaners wash and polish windows and other glass fittings.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,906 per year. That is about £1,658 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,699 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,958 per year.

  • Street cleaners
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group clean, sweep and remove refuse from public thoroughfares.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,842 per year. That is about £1,736 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,406 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,998 per year.

  • Cleaners and domestics
    What does this career do?

    Cleaners and domestics clean interiors of private houses, shops, hotels, schools, offices and other buildings.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,992 per year. That is about £1,499 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,931 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,504 per year.

  • Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers
    What does this career do?

    Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers supervise and undertake the washing, dry cleaning, ironing and pressing of clothing, household and other linen, carpets, curtains and other articles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,453 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £21,570 per year.

  • Refuse and salvage occupations
    What does this career do?

    Refuse and salvage collectors supervise and undertake the collection and processing of refuse from household, commercial and industrial premises.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £22,734 per year. That is about £1,894 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £20,342 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,182 per year.

  • Vehicle valeters and cleaners
    What does this career do?

    Vehicle valeters and cleaners clean, wash and polish the interiors and exteriors of ships, aircraft, trains and road vehicles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,870 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £21,320 per year.

  • Elementary cleaning occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform elementary cleansing service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 923: Elementary Cleaning Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,115 per year. That is about £1,592 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,950 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,898 per year.

  • Security guards and related occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group protect merchandise, individuals, hotels, offices, factories, public grounds and private estates from injury, theft or damage, and investigate fraud and crime on a non-statutory basis.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,822 per year. That is about £1,651 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,931 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,829 per year.

  • Parking and civil enforcement occupations
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group patrol assigned areas to detect and prevent infringements of local parking regulations and control the parking of vehicles in public and private car parks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,904 per year. That is about £1,742 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,618 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,746 per year.

  • School midday and crossing patrol occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group supervise the activities of school children during break and meal times and assist children to cross roads near to the entrances of schools.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,157 per year. That is about £1,596 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,952 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,170 per year.

  • Elementary security occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of elementary security occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 924: Elementary Security Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,739 per year. That is about £1,644 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,806 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,186 per year.

  • Shelf fillers
    What does this career do?

    Shelf fillers receive incoming goods from storage, check them for damage and place them on the appropriate shelves in the store.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £18,325 per year. That is about £1,527 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,994 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,422 per year.

  • Elementary sales occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of elementary sales related occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 925: Elementary Sales Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £19,074 per year. That is about £1,589 per month, or £9 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,846 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,400 per year.

  • Elementary storage occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group supply berthed ships with water, oil and petroleum, load and unload cargo from ships, boats and barges, convey household and office furniture, goods, equipment or other items in or near warehouses, depots, slaughterhouses, etc., prepare requisitions or despatch documents of stocks held, accompany drivers of road vehicles, and perform other elementary goods handling and storage related tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,091 per year. That is about £1,757 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,389 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,762 per year.

  • Hospital porters
    What does this career do?

    Hospital porters perform various manual tasks in hospitals to assist nursing and domestic staff with the care of patients.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,570 per year. That is about £1,797 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,974 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,477 per year.

  • Kitchen and catering assistants
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, cafés and other eating establishments, and perform various cleaning, fetching and carrying tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,285 per year. That is about £1,440 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,958 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,006 per year.

  • Waiters and waitresses
    What does this career do?

    Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants and other establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £16,723 per year. That is about £1,393 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £12,480 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £21,382 per year.

  • Bar staff
    What does this career do?

    Bar staff prepare, mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages at bars in public houses, hotels, clubs and other establishments.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,603 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £21,174 per year.

  • Leisure and theme park attendants
    What does this career do?

    Leisure and theme park attendants monitor the operation of amusement arcades, check tickets of entry to theatres and cinemas and show people to their seats, operate rides at funfairs and theme parks, and entertain and look after guests at holiday camps.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,285 per year. That is about £1,440 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £13,208 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,214 per year.

  • Other elementary services occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of elementary services occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 927: Other Elementary Services Occupations.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £17,077 per year. That is about £1,423 per month, or £8 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,206 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,360 per year.

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