A-Z of Careers & Jobs by Susan Hodgson

By Susan Hodgson

For somebody beginning their occupation, or altering jobs, the ''A-Z of Careers and Jobs'' is a goldmine of hugely correct facts on cutting-edge profession possibilities. over three hundred occupations, the publication not just tells you in regards to the jobs to be had but additionally describes the talents employers are searhing for and the kind of skills and coaching you must reach your selected occupation direction. Editor Susan Hodgson, previously Head of Careers provider at London South financial institution college, presents a number of heritage element together with quarter info, necessary web content for additional study, info on beginning salaries and invaluable touch facts. She guarantees that the e-book offers in a single resource all of the details you want to make an educated occupation selection. released in organization with ''The Times'', and now in its fifteenth version, the ''A-Z of Careers and Jobs'' is the reference resource of selection for a person who's beginning out on - or seeking to switch - their occupation.

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Training is on the job and you may be able to work for some of the qualifications just listed on a day-release basis. Once you have worked as a zookeeper for at least a year, you can do a two year part-time block release foundation degree in Zoo Resource Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. You can do foundation degrees and degrees in Animal Management at some other colleges and universities. Personal Qualities and Skills You must love animals and be good at assessing their condition and monitoring behaviour.

Once you have worked as a zookeeper for at least a year, you can do a two year part-time block release foundation degree in Zoo Resource Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. You can do foundation degrees and degrees in Animal Management at some other colleges and universities. Personal Qualities and Skills You must love animals and be good at assessing their condition and monitoring behaviour. You have to be practical, calm, confident, happy working in the open air and not squeamish about smells.

Qualifications and Training You don’t usually need academic qualifications, though some employers may ask for GCSEs grades A–C including English and one science subject. Most zoos expect you to have experience of working with animals and the main way to acquire this is through volunteering. Most zoos have volunteer schemes, though these are popular and competitive. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums website gives contact details for all zoos and wildlife parks. If you want to work in a safari or wildlife park you will need a driving licence.

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