Do you have outstanding organisational skills?
Do you enjoy working with people?
Then a career in Business, Management and HR, could be the right option for you!
Business, Management and HR are at the heart of every company, organisation and charity.
Professionals working in these areas work closely together to ensure the proper and efficient running of the organisation or company they are employed by.
This sector is the main driving point behind any company you as an individual have ever come in contact with; ranging from small local businesses to large international companies. They will all have managers, HR officers and/or professionals working on the day-to-day running of the business.
Professionals working in this sector range from CEOs (Chief-Executive Officer) and Operations Managers to Customer Service and Human Resources Managers.
It is this sector that recruits individuals for the correct job and supports them by offering them training, support, and advice to ensure that they are fully familiar with the products and services of the organisation.
Working for this sector gives you the chance to work with people from every background, meeting new people and developing new policies for the organisation you work for.
This sector is divided in the following four key areas:
Business as a sector covers many areas and ultimately offers numerous opportunities to the professionals working within it. A candidate wanting to work within this area could secure a job in a large corporate company or even start a business of their own.
Should an individual wish to work for a company, this role would be very much based on offering advice, especially in regards to management or the way that the company is run. Their ultimate aim would be based around increasing the performance of the business.
As many individuals do choose to work for larger companies, it’s important to acknowledge that they will be asked to work in different areas which may include; finance, insurance, HR or management.
Working within Management is based around working effectively and efficiently with people.
This aspect of the sector is primarily involved with productivity as well as gaining an understanding of what the company’s goals and objectives are and to motivate staff to achieve those.
Similarly to Business, this sector is extremely broad and an individual may work for a large corporate company and be office-based or they may work in retail and be based on the shop floor.
Many roles in this area share some have common duties, including:
Recruitment is an area which involves all employers and employees. The ultimate aim of this sector is to hire people for opening job roles within a company. As this role is very broad a candidate will be given the opportunity to work in a variety of industries such as healthcare, engineering and retail.
An individual will often be involved in the whole recruitment process from producing the job description to conducting interviews and supervising candidates in assessment centres.
In start-ups or small companies an individual may even be asked to develop a recruitment policy.
The role is based on advising other individuals within the company on areas which may affect their employment rights. This area is quite different to the recruitment or management roles as HR professionals are often asked to produce reports or analyses on staff-related issues.
An individual working in HR is not only responsible for ensuring the well being of its employees (rights, training and progression) but also to ensure that the organisation employs the correct balance of skills and experience in order to make the business successful.
Entry requirements for a trainee, apprentice or entry-level positions vary but candidates with GCSEs grades A-C or equivalents are generally accepted.
Should a candidate wish to apply for a higher position, at a graduate level, they will be expected to have a minimum of a 2:2 degree.
A degree in any of the following areas would support a strong application:
A candidate may also be expected to have obtained experience within the field, through either a sandwich year placement or a summer internship. This, however, is dependent upon the company but generally the more experience one has of working “in the real world” the better their chances will be of securing an interview and ultimately getting the job.
On average, professionals working within sector can enjoy good salaries and are eligible for other benefits such as paid travel expenses and bonuses based on their performance.
Depending on which area the individual will work in will ultimately determine their salary.
The breakdown below highlights the salary differences:
Figures are intended as a guideline only.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) there are 2.45 million registered businesses in the UK with a rise of 89,000 (3.8%) between March 2014 and March 2015.
The recent growth in management consulting is also noteworthy as more and more businesses require expert advice and support for their business progression and development.
This sector is one of the largest industries in the UK and is expected to continue with this upward trend in the coming decade.