Having a good head for business could mean you have skills such as creativity, good communication, insight into trends and understanding of finance and people.
Being well organised, enjoying working in an office environment and generally being a team player are all important if you want a career in business.
This broad career involves many options, you could plan and calculate the probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, or estimate the value of property or insurance claims for example.
Conduct research and advise on recruitment, training, staff appraisal and industrial relations policies and negotiate with trade union or other organisations.
Provide expert advice on utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of an organisation.
Advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to maximise growth or improve business performance.
Personal assistants and other secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to individuals, departmental or management teams within organisations.
Advise existing and potential customers on products and services, being able to promote benefits to both the individual and business.
Plan, organise and direct the effective measurement and reporting on the qualitative and regulatory aspects of a specified tangible (industrial production) or non-tangible (service provision) output.
Administration jobs perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks, mostly in offices. You'll need attention to detail and good IT skills.
CEOs plan, direct and co-ordinate the resources necessary for the strategic success of their business or organisations. Senior officials work with CEOs to achieve these strategies.
Manage, organise and co-ordinate conferences, exhibitions and similar events. It's a fast paced job, demanding attention to details and self confidence in dealing with lots of people.
Receive and direct telephone calls and visitors to commercial, government and other establishments. You'll need good communication and IT skills and enjoy working with people.
Arrange for the valuation, sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients. This role is very much focussed on sales and will require you to have good people skills to succeed.
I really enjoyed my time at Duchy College and my tutors were great
Every job is linked with business so it is a key course, and business has a lot of general uses in work. I love the Business Extended Diploma, the tutors are really helpful and always have the time to work with us. I'm also studying an accountancy qualification (AAT) alongsidethe course, that's the career route I want to take when I finish college.
Cornwall College is the only place to study with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Cornwall, it's a really professional environment, we attend college everyday 9-5 and have to wear smart business dress at all times. When I finish the level 2 course I want to study further and start my own aquatics business. I'm also planning to use the skills I've learnt on this course to organise my own charity Iron Man event.