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Job Description

Business advisers give advice and support to help new businesses to start up and established businesses to grow.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need proven experience, like running your own company, and a good track record in business management.

It may help if you have a business-related degree or professional qualification, but this isn’t essential. Employers will usually be more interested in your skills and experience.

You’ll also need professional indemnity insurance.

Career Path and Progression

You could join the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, be employed by a local business support organisation or by a national organisation like the Great Business support line.

You could also get involved with community or social enterprises and charities that support business start ups, or do freelance work.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Economic development officer
  • Management consultant
  • Business analyst

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • A good understanding of business and the economy
  • Self motivated and well organised
  • Able to work under pressure to meet targets
  • Good interpersonal skills which will allow you to develop relationships with new and existing clients
  • A flexible approach
  • Able to make difficult decisions
  • Discretion and understanding of the clients needs

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £30,000

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