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Trading Standards Officer

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Trading standard officers (TSOs) check up on firms to make sure they are not breaking any trade laws. Enforcement or fair trading officers support them in this work.

The Work

As a trading standards officer you would ensure that traders keep to a wide range of laws in the following areas:

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The average starting salary for a trainee trading standards officer is in the range of £20,000 to £25,000 a year. Salaries for qualified trading standards officers are up to around £35,000 a year. Senior trading standards officers may earn around £35,000 to £50,000 a year, with supervisors and managers earning more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are available in local authorities and private industries such as food manufacture, retailing or quality control and management.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4555
1.6 %
RISE
2029
4628
  United Kingdom
2024
42616
3.3 %
RISE
2029
44037

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
Tel: 01268 582242
E-mail: qualifications@tsi.org.uk
Website: http://www.tradingstandards.uk
Twitter: @ctsi_uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharteredTradingStandardsInstitute/

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