Administrator

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.

Administration Qualifications

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.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Office-based.

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Who you could work for:
Absolutely any business at all.

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Likely hours:
In most cases 9-5.

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Earning power*:
£14-18,000 to start with but lots of opportunities for promotion.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Organised, a good communicator, able to work in a team.

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You could even go on to:
Have your name on the office door.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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