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How to Become a School Receptionist

Author: James Kearney

Published date: 2020/01

How To Become A School Receptionist

At Aspire People we place many receptionists into Primary, Secondary and SEN schools throughout the Midlands.
We are passionate about working with schools and speak to people daily who are eager to pursue a career within education.  However, most people may not be sure where to start so we have answered some of your questions.

What Do I Need to Become a Receptionist?

  • Good customer service skills: Your day will involve lots of communication between staff in the school and people outside of the school such as parents. You will have to talk over the phone and face to face to others therefore you must be friendly, approachable and patient to
    communicate well.

  • Previous experience: Having previous experience in a receptionist role would be beneficial however on-the-job training can help to give you more skills within this role.

  • Good organisational skills: As a receptionist you will have to ensure you can be organised and help to control issues that may arise within the office.


What If I Choose to Work with Aspire People, What Sort of Benefits Will I Get?

Anyone who works for Aspire People should receive
the following service levels:

  • Face-to-face induction

  • Work–life Balance

  • Your own dedicated recruitment adviser

  • Fast application process

  • Fast-track DBS

  • Expert advice on how to write a CV

  • Support with interview techniques


Put our service to the test, join our ever growing team of educational staff. Register with us today or get in touch to find out more information on what we can offer, including many other job vacancies in schools, also many other tips and teaching resources on the Aspire Blog.



  • Peterborough

    Lynchwood Business Park The Pearl Centre

    t: 01733 942 784

    e: info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Manchester

    24 Hood Street

    t: 0161 552 7681

    e: info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Coventry

    15/17 Dugdale Street Nuneaton

    t: 02476 998 525

    e: info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Leicester

    Rutland House 23-25 Friar Lane

    t: 0116 298 6598

    e: info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Northampton

    Abington Street

    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: Info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Staffordshire

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    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: Info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Derbyshire

    Bretby Hall Mgt Office

    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: Info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Stoke-On-Trent

    Business Lodge, Trent House 234 Victoria Road.

    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: Info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Worcestershire

    2 Copenhagen Street

    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: Info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Wolverhampton

    84 Salop Street 3rd & 4th floors

    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: Info@aspirepeople.co.uk

  • Sutton Coldfield

    Plantsbrook House, 94 The parade Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1PH

    t: 0330 221 1226

    e: info@aspirepeople.co.uk

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