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Receptionist Jobs in Wakefield

Job Description

The primary task of a receptionist is to answer the phone, greet customers as they enter the company and help out a company with basic clerical duties and tasks. 

The Skills Required

To become a receptionist, you will need to have:

  • a friendly and confident personality
  • a smart appearance
  • good spoken and written communication skills
  • the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • the ability to be polite but firm when dealing with difficult, impatient or upset people
  • good organisational skills
  • basic IT skills
  • the ability to follow safety and security procedures, and put them into effect
  • the ability to use office equipment such as switchboards, fax machines and photocopiers
  • an interest in the work of the organisation

Qualifications

You may not need any formal qualifications to start work as a receptionist, although some employers will prefer you to have GCSEs, particularly in English and maths. IT skills like word processing, and the ability to use the internet and email may also be helpful.

Good customer care skills and an excellent telephone manner could also give you an advantage when looking for work.

​The city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, is one of many of Yorkshire’s cities that boasts some of the most stunning and classical architectural history England has to offer. Buildings such as The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield Cathedral and Sandal Castle are all stand alone attractions, not to mention the unmissable scenery in the area, notably Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Nostell Priory and Parkland. Wakefield truly is a place with endless activities and beautiful locations.

Despite sounding like an undiscovered paradise, Wakefield actually lies in the heart of England, not far from Leeds. For this reason, Wakefield has the M1 running alongside the western side of the city, and to the east, various A-roads such as the A61 and A650. As an additional means of transport, Wakefield Kirkgate and Westgate train stations offer the option of train transport around the area and further afield. Leeds Airport is also only around 20 miles away from Wakefield, allowing an accessible option for flights from within the area.

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