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Admin Jobs Overview Jobs in administration are available in nearly every business in the United Kingdom. The ...

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Admin Jobs Overview

Jobs in administration are available in nearly every business in the United Kingdom. The day-to-day running of a business is, predominantly, in the hands of admin workers. Duties can range from answering the telephone, typing, filing, and taking minutes at office meetings. The number of administrative workers at a company is generally dictated by the size of the firm.

Admin Jobs Education Requirements

As a minimum, jobs in admin generally require a minimum of five GCSEs at a 'C' grade or above, with English and Mathematics essential. Being well-versed with Microsoft Office applications, such as Word or PowerPoint, is also a mandatory requirement. Other skills that may be required include a decent, and accurate, typing speed or highly-polished telephone skills. Further qualifications that may benefit someone applying for an admin job include the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), or specific certificates in areas such as legal or medical administration. Human resources jobs, for example, will call for someone who is happy to work with a wide variety of personalities, too.

Admin Jobs Market

The Office of National Statistics estimate that there are around 230,000 people employed in admin jobs, which shows a great demand in the market. Career progression is quite prominent in this field of work: a person may begin in an administrator role, but with the right skills and motivation, progression to becoming an office manager or personal assistant is easily attainable.

Admin Jobs Salary Information

Entry level salaries for admin jobs start at around £12,000, but can increase to over £20,000 for those who have greater experience. Of course, these figures can vary depending on the size of the firm, and the range of duties required. Apprentice roles are also available in administration, but these would pay at a much lower rate.

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