London is a great place to work as a Typist given the huge choice of companies in the city. Typically, Typists are responsible for producing any type of texts that is required by a business, including letters, reports and studies.
In terms of daily tasks, a Typist works with other members of the team including Researchers and Copywriters, to type up hand written text or shorthand notes. You may also be required to audio type by typing up what you hear through an audio device, perhaps transcribing an interview or radio appearance. Shorthand typing is a very useful skill and involves making shorthand notes very quickly which you can then type up properly at a later time. You may also be required to maintain spreadsheets, photocopy and manage filing systems. You may progress into Office Admin roles, but the progression choices vary widely.
To succeed as a Typist, you will need to have excellent computing skills, be able to type extremely quickly and accurately, with shorthand skills often required or at least hugely beneficial. You must have excellent attention to detail, be able to work under pressure and be critically minded to spot typos and mistakes. You may be dealing with confidential material which will need to be typed up anonymously and so discretion is vital.
Working as a Typist in London, you can expect to earn around £22,000 per year which is above the national average of £19,000 making the city an attractive place to pursue a career as a Typist. Why not also look into working in Manchester, it's range of industry makes it a great place to explore employment.