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Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£29327

New workers start around £9353. Normal pay is £29327 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £59962.

Jobs

251

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Speaking

    80

  • Active Listening

    80

  • Critical Thinking

    67

  • Reading Comprehension

    64

  • Learning Strategies

    63

  • Monitoring

    61

  • Active Learning

    60

  • Writing

    41

  • Mathematics

    8

  • Science

    6

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