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Skills Needed

Some of the qualities you need are:

  • willing to work out of doors in all weathers
  • Be fit and strong
  • Flexible working – weekends and unsocial hours. Long hours in summer and shorter in winter
  • Flexible about the sort of work you are asked to do
  • Be able to work as part of team
  • Get on with different types of people
  • Handle difficult people and situations
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Work on your own
  • Take responsibility
  • Work with machinery
  • Be careful and responsible
  • Care about the welfare of animals

If you decide to work with the public in some way, for example being a warden for a national park, a veterinary nurse or a gardener for the National Trust, you should also enjoy meeting people and be able to communicate well. More jobs these days require you to use new technology, from computers to mobile phones.

If you want to run your own business you will need all the qualities above especially working under pressure, organisational skills and handling difficult situations and people! But you will also need experience of:

  • Marketing / promotions
  • Financial management
  • Customer service
  • Staff recruitment, selection and management, and employment law

Many of skills can be gained through short courses at your local college or the industry training bodies mentioned below. Trade associations can also advise on some of these issues.

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