The administration industry is a versatile and fluid sector as it fits into the majority of other areas of employment. Demand for admin staff is high as they are crucial in overseeing the daily operations of a corporation. There are around 4.5 million people employed in an administrative role and this is supported by a vast number of recruitment agencies who look to place candidates into admin or office based positions such as receptionists or office managers.
The average salary for the administration industry tends to mirror that of the national average, however in Hertfordshire it falls slightly below this. An admin employee in Hertfordshire can earn between £18K and £28K depending on experience and size of organisation. A variety of positions fall under the administrative umbrella but the most highly paid roles come within the financial services. Positions might include data entry, filing clerk or post room assistant.
The most common route into an admin roles tends to be non-graduate, before working your way up the company. Even so, employees in this field may be encouraged to gain qualifications or undergo job role specific training. The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) offers a good grounding with their CSQS qualifying scheme which teaches candidates a range of transferable skills. More job specific qualifications may include an Award in Financial Administration or an NVQ in Business Administration. Entry requirements for administration work don't tend to be particularly high, but may result in candidates beginning in a more menial role.