Administrators support companies by word-processing reports, letters and presentations, answering the telephone, keeping on top of filing systems and much more. Whatever the company, they will have administrators because without them everything grinds to a halt, nothing gets done, no-one gets paid and, before you know it, the company goes bust!
There are lots of good career opportunities for administrators with the right qualifications and experience. You could become a specialist in data processing or accounts, or be promoted to team supervisor or manager.
In fact, administration is a great way to get into a successful company and then work your way up. Lots of companies prefer to promote people internally rather than recruit from outside.
Have a look at qualifications such as the NVQ in Administration, perfect for anyone wanting to start their career as an administrator.
You can also learn while you earn with an Administration apprenticeship.
For further information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.
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