The administration sector is vital to organisations who need to manage the day to day running of their business. Administrators are needed at all levels in the majority of sectors and so the demand for them is always at a high. In the UK, there are 4.5 million people employed in admin roles and office work. As a result there are a number of recruitment agencies, both national and specialist, who look to place the right candidates in the right jobs ranging from receptionists to personal assistants. These could be permanent or temporary positions in anything from a multinational corporation to small start up business.
Administration isn't necessarily the most lucrative of professions but Berkshire is one of the leading lights when it comes to employee salary in the industry. Workers in an admin role in the region can expect to earn around £25K but this can rise as high as £37.5K if not more. Slough in particular offers an average of nearly £30K, but salary is also affected by specific job title and these can include, secretary, office manager and personal assistant.
A degree is not necessary for an admin position as there is always the option of joining a company in a minor administrative capacity and progressing from here. As for relevant qualifications, a qualifying scheme known as the CSQS is provided by The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and this is focused on equipping candidates with transferable skills for a variety of career paths. A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) could also be considered. The majority of admin roles require some level of organisational skill and candidates will also need to be computer literate and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal qualities.