Personal Services Homes Services and Self-employment Ideas

Want to provide a service to help people or make people's lives better?

Many of these roles could require you to become self-employed, especially when delivering a domestic service in people’s homes. In the Coast to Capital region, there are more self-employed people than many other areas of the same size. Some of the agencies that have advertised positions (in roles such as cleaning or maintenance) in this area in 2021 were Reed Recruitment, Tate Recruitment and Adecco.
This industry covers a huge number of jobs which are all very different. A simple way to think about it is that all of them provide a type of service that makes ours lives easier or better. Like other industries, choosing a role in this area has a lot to do with our own personal interests and related skills. Some households employ individuals who provide services in their homes. This sector doesn’t include paying for a service from a self-employed person or someone who works for an agency or business.
Communication skills, enthusiasm and customer service skills are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need the ability to work on your own, to be thorough and pay attention to detail, a desire to help people, customer service skills, excellent verbal communication skills and physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity.

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Personal Services Homes Services and Self-employment Ideas Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required