JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 121
N O N -T E A C H I N G R O L E S
Library services assistant
In this role, which is sometimes
known as information assistant or
learning resources assistant in higher
education, you'll need to have
excellent customer service skills and
be able to maintain databases and
records. You'll also be expected to
assist library users in finding
information that could be in a range
of formats including books, journals,
newspapers, film, photographs,
microfiche, CDs and online. Good
organisational skills are key.
What qualifications do I need?
Having at least five GCSEs grades 9
to 4 (A* to C) will get you a foot in
the door, but A-levels or a relevant
NVQ will be even more beneficial.
Apprenticeships are available.
How much can I earn? Salaries start
at £14,000 and rise to £25,000.
that may be
to fall behind is
the main role of
and other people
involved in the
you will conduct
I need? A British
How much can I
earn? Most roles
are subject to a
often rely on grants
Universities employ a lot of people in
academic research. These positions
become available as and when a
project team needs members, and they
often rely on grants for funding.
Research can be in any field and
usually involves discovering something
new or developing new technology.
You'll need to publish your results
in academic journals and attend
corporate events, as well as possibly
supervise research students.
What qualifications do I need? Most
posts will require a master's or PhD in
the relevant subject area, experience
within that field, plus good timemanagement and organisational skills.
How much can I earn? Salaries depend
on your experience and the length
of the project you're involved in but
typically start around £30,000.
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