Receptionists receive and direct telephone calls and visitors to commercial, government and other establishments.
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.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £12,000 per annum and can progress up to £25,000 per annum.
There are currently 25,513 employed Receptionists in the region.