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Job Description

An administrator will have a certain degree of control and management over certain processes or certain system within a company, this may be computer based or a manual system. They will also provide general administration support.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements vary between employers.

Some employers may expect you to have:

  • GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) or equivalent, including maths and English
  • telephone, typing or IT skills

Experience of temping could lead to a permanent job. Qualifications in business administration may also help.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could progress from admin assistant to supervisor or office manager. You could also move into other departments such as IT or accounting.

With further training, you could specialise in an area like legal, financial or medical administration.

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National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • The ability to Communication effectively
  • Strong IT skills
  • A methodical approach.

Starting Salary

£14,000 to £30,000

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