By Susan Hodgson

ISBN-10: 0749455101

ISBN-13: 9780749455101

For an individual beginning their occupation, or altering jobs, "The A-Z of Careers and Jobs" is a goldmine of hugely suitable facts on modern profession possibilities. over three hundred occupations, the ebook not just tells you concerning the jobs on hand but additionally describes the abilities employers are searhing for and the kind of skills and coaching you want to reach your selected occupation course. Editor Susan Hodgson, previously head of careers provider at London South financial institution collage, presents a number of heritage aspect together with quarter info, beneficial web pages for additional study, info on beginning salaries and necessary touch facts. She guarantees that the booklet presents in a single resource the entire info you must make an educated profession selection. released in organization with the "Times", and now in its fifteenth variation, "The A-Z of Careers and Jobs" is the reference resource of selection for an individual who's beginning out on - or seeking to switch - their occupation.

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The others remain as stable hands, and may be promoted to Head Lad (this title applies to boys and girls). Kennel work Kennel staff ensure that the animals in their care have clean accommodation, are fed a regular and nutritious diet, are kept clean and well groomed and are given sufficient exercise. Where animals are sick or recovering from an operation, the kennel staff must also be able to provide adequate nursing care. There are a number of different types of kennel – greyhound kennels train dogs for racing, hunt kennels for hunting – and they involve a lot of outdoor work, exercising the dogs and perhaps travelling to meetings.

For some tasks, such as operating chainsaws or using pesticides, you are legally required to be trained and competent. The National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) awards certificates of competence for chainsaw use. The NPTC offers many short courses in ploughing, crop spraying and other agricultural skills. Personal Qualities and Skills info You must be practical, able to solve problems and able to handle and maintain machinery. You should be able to work with different teams of people and adapt to new situations readily.

This demonstrates to employers that you really are committed to this caring work. There are Edexcel/BTEC certificate and diploma courses available in animal care. For these you will need three GCSEs grades A–C and one should be in a science subject. Personal Qualities and Skills You must be kind and gentle when handling animals, but you must also be calm and confident. You need to be patient and you can’t afford to be squeamish. While being caring is essential, you must be resilient enough not to get too easily upset, in for example animal rescue situations, where you might be dealing with animals that have been badly treated or severely neglected.

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