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Employment opportunities within the Professional & Financial sector can generally be split into two main areas: business management and consultancy.

Business managers usually work either general management jobs or hold specific responsibilities for an organisation, such as human resources, strategy planning, marketing. Whereas consultants offer advice to organisation to help them solve problems and enhance performance, specialising in areas, such finance, IT, or media.

Example Job Profiles

The following profiles are intended for reference only to offer an example of the type of positions available within this sector, along with a brief description and a starting salary. 

Entry-Level: Office Administrator

Average Annual Salary: £20,537

Description: Office administrators carry out a variety of tasks within the office environment. These may include correspondence, such as answering calls and email. They may also be human resources related, which might involve administering payroll and benefits and working to support staff. The tasks really vary on the organisation but largely require computing and organisational skills.

Requirements: GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent qualifications, including English and maths, Telephone, typing and IT skills, Business Administration Apprenticeship, Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business and Administration.

Mid-Level: Project Manager

Average Annual Salary: £42,976

Description: The project managers role of course varies dependent on the project. Essentially they will work towards defined outcomes in a timely manner and within budget. They will also oversee a team and delegate work that supports these outcomes.


  • A level 6/ Bachelors Degree in Business, Management or Engineering
  • AGILE Project Management Certifications such as PRINCE2, PMp.
  • Relevant experience in project management with competencies in relevant soft skills.

Mid-Level: Town Clerk

Average Annual Salary: £40,041

Description: Town Clerks work within local governments and are responsible for tasks related to documents. These can include birth certificates, death certificates, permits and more. They implement and maintain organisational systems to manage these documents.

Senior-Level: Financial Advisor

Average Annual Salary: £41,743

Description: A financial advisor’s job role can involve guiding clients on investments, assisting them in budget management, helping them understand pensions, savings while assisting with tax strategies and other financial outputs. Their role is to tailor support based of clients financial situations, staying updated on fluctuating markets for the best financial outcome, while educating their client and developing strategies for both long and short term financial goals.


  • A level 4 in ‘Regulated Financial Planning’ recognised by the (FCA)
  • secure authorisation through the FCA or an FCA approved firm.
  • Statement of Professional Standing Certificate.
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD).4

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