The administration industry is a wide and versatile area which finds itself fitting into organisations in all sectors. Administrators are in demand across all levels of work and there are currently around 4.5 million people working within the sector. As a result there is an array of recruitment agencies focused on placing candidates into the right roles and with the right employers. These could be permanent or temporary roles in a variety of positions such as legal secretary or personal assistant.
While admin isn't the most high paid of industries, the number of opportunities to get into the field is vast. The average salary in an administrative role in Cheshire is £19K which falls significantly below the majority of the country. This can range from between £15K and £23K depending on experience and expertise but this still leaves it trailing behind the salary average for the entire country. Roles in this industry might include secretary, data entry and office manager.
A non graduate route into the admin industry tends to be the rule than the exception, but there are a selection of qualifications that candidates may be encouraged to undertake. A general qualification such as the CSQS qualifying scheme provided by The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), supplies candidates with a range of transferable skills which make them suitable for a variety of career paths. Other attributes someone looking at entering an administration role requires are good communication skills, IT competence and and to be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation.