- Maintains reception area in good order.
- Records details of visitors, issues security passes and informs visitors of any actions to be taken in case of an emergency.
- Supplies brochures, pamphlets and other information for clients.
- Answers, screens and forwards or otherwise deals with telephone enquiries.
- Records the details of enquiries and makes appointments and reservations.
- Receives callers and clients and directs them to the appropriate person or department.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 28% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for receptionist is £16,419
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 9,184. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for receptionist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £16,419 per year. That is about £1,368 per month or £8.42 per hour. New workers generally start on £7,627, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,514
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 9,184 people are employed in the region.