A franchiseÂ is an arrangement between an established company (the franchiser) and a local operator (the franchise owner, often known as a ‘franchisee’). As a franchisee, you would be self-employed and own the business, but you would benefit from your products or services already being familiar to the public.
As a business adviser or consultant, you would give independent advice and support to help new businesses to start up, and to encourage establishedÂ small and medium-sized businesses to grow. You might advise onÂ a range of issues including finance, marketing, exporting andÂ staff training. Your day-to-day tasks would typically include: looking at
A car fleet manager is responsible for the efficient running of a companyâ€™s fleet of vehicles. They deal with the day-to-day operation of the fleet, which can range in size from a small number of cars to a large group of vehicles of different types. As a car fleet manager,
Restaurant and catering managers are responsible for making sure customers are satisfied with the quality of food and service provided in a range of eating places. As a restaurant manager, you could work in hotels, small independent restaurants, eateries that are part of a large chain, and fast-food outlets. You
Advertising account executives, also known as account handlers, act as the link between an advertising agency and its clients. As an account executive, you would find out about theÂ client’s advertising goals, and thenÂ organise your agency’s creativeÂ and planning staff to produceÂ effective campaigns. Your tasks would include: meetingÂ clients to discuss their advertising
As a media planner, it would be your job toÂ make sure that advertising campaigns are seen by as many people as possible. You wouldÂ decide the best ways of reaching your target audience, using media like television, radio, press advertising, posters and the internet. Your job could include: meeting with the
Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects of artistic, historical and general interest. As an art gallery curator, your work would include: researching, identifying and cataloguing paintings and other items making sure paintings and other items are stored in the right conditions organising displays answering visitorsâ€™ questions giving
As the manager of aÂ bank or building society, you would runÂ one or more retail (‘high street’) branch. You would be responsible for managing your team, increasing your branch’s sales of financial products and services,Â maintaining customer relationships and attracting new customers. Your work would involve: developing a business plan for your
Building control officers, also known as building control surveyors, make sure that regulations are followed when buildings are being constructed.Â These regulations cover areas like public health, fire safety, energy conservation and building accessibility. As a control officer, you would work on the planning and construction phases of a building project.
As aÂ fundraiser, you would beÂ responsible for raising as much money as possible for yourÂ charity. It would be your job toÂ think of new and effective ways to generate income andÂ raise awareness of the charity’s work. Your job could involve some or all of the following: media and marketing (creating press, television,