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Receptionists receive and direct telephone calls and visitors to commercial, government and other establishments.


  • Receives callers and clients and directs them to the appropriate person or department
  • Records the details of enquiries and makes appointments and reservations
  • Answers, screens and forwards or otherwise deals with telephone enquiries
  • Supplies brochures, pamphlets and other information for clients
  • Records details of visitors, issues security passes and informs visitors of any actions to be taken in case of an emergency
  • Maintains reception area in good order.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although many employers expect entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. There are a variety of relevant vocational qualifications available. NVQs/SVQs in Administration are available at Level 2 that encompass various aspects of reception work. Professional qualifications are also available.

Current Vacancies

Bolton - Cohens Chemist - 5 Jan 2018
Part Time Receptionist
Wirral - Willows Veterinary Group - 8 Jan 2018
Blackpool - PDSA - 12 Jan 2018
Altrincham Cheshire - NHS Jobs - 11 Jan 2018
Legal Receptionist
Liverpool - Search Consultancy LTD - 11 Jan 2018

What could I earn?

Up to £

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