Some of the qualities you need are:
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:
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.