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Read the 'Situations Vacant' advertisements below. The text tells you of a number of jobs offered (A - H). Decide which of the questions below go with each job, and put the appropriate letter A-H in the box. Sometimes you must choose more than one job.

Jobs available

Answer sheet

A. Computer programmer, Cambridgeshire. The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of most of the major computing languages, but particularly of C++ and Java. Two years of work experience and a university degree in mathematics are also required. The position is offered at one of the region's top technology firms. We will give further training as required, and the position comes complete with full pension rights, and membership of the company's medical assistance plan.

B. Group leader, Sunshine tours. We are looking for a group leader to take parties of tourists to Italy for three-week holidays. The successful applicant will be a bright, cheerful personality with a talent for coping with the unexpected. A good knowledge of Italian is essential, and knowledge of tourist sites in Italy is an advantage but not essential. The successful applicant must be prepared to be abroad for three weeks in every six. We provide full insurance, and you get a bonus for travelling with groups of more than 10 people.

C. Motor Scooter mechanic. If you like repairing engines, there is a post waiting for you at Hake's Motorbike services. We need someone to specialise in repairing the popular Honda Sky model. Full training will be given. All we want from you is an ability to work reliably, and a readiness to get your hands dirty. You will have to work Saturdays, but you will get a bonus for this. We also offer you four weeks paid holiday every year, and free use of a company motorbike.

D. Journalist/feature writer. Join the hip street-wise crew at Post-hoc publications. You will have the job of writing reviews and features about life in one of Britain's most exciting market towns. If you can write lively, exciting prose, then send us some of your work. It can be a review of a restaurant or a play, or maybe a feature article on something that interests you. You will need to be able to use a word processor, and be familiar with information technology. You must be prepared to work irregular hours. A sense of humour is essential.

E. Haematologist. Brooklands Community hospital requires a trained Haematologist with BIST/AQ qualification to work on a project categorizing blood groups for the RA autoimmunity project. Experience with ELISA and cryonics is essential. We pay a top EA level salary for this contract, which is expected to last for five years. Please send your CV to Dr Aculer, or e-mail Aculer@brooklands.org.uk for further details.

F. PA with GHY Advertising Agency. Can you make sense of a busy day? Have you a calm, organised personality? Do you have at least three years of working in the advertising industry? If so, we would like to hear from you. Our Managing Director needs someone urgently to organise his life as his present PA has had to retire through illness. Full training will be given on use of office intranet and other IT skills. Top salary to the right person.

G. Salesperson. Due to expansion, we now have sales positions vacant in a number of posts across the company. The Fredriksson Group is looking for young people, preferably graduates, to train as salespeople for products across the wide range of materials sold at our stores. We offer an established career structure, full pension and health benefits and a competitive salary. You will need a bright, intelligent personality and an ability to get on well with people. If you think you qualify, call us.

H. PA with GHY Advertising Agency. Can you make sense of a busy day? Have you a calm, organised personality? Do you have at least three years of working in the advertising industry? If so, we would like to hear from you. Our Managing Director needs someone urgently to organise his life as his present PA has had to retire through illness. Full training will be given on use of office intranet and other IT skills. Top salary to the right person.


Which job ..

  1. is only for a certain length of time?


  2. involves working closely with another person?


  3. requires someone with very specialised skills? (two answers)


  4. involves being away from home a lot?


  5. wants you to send them a sample of what you can do?


  6. offers to pay for your transport?


  7. needs someone with a higher education? (two answers)


  8. requires you to speak another language?


  9. needs the right personality more than qualifications?


  10. needs someone who has been employed by someone else? (two answers)


  11. will most probably want you to start immediately?

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