Encompassing job roles such as receptionist, administrator and secretarial assistant, the administration sector is concerned with supporting the day to day running of a company and plays an important role in nearly all areas of employment. More than 10% of the Leicestershire labour market work in the industry and this has created a demand for local administration recruitment agencies to help place candidates into permanent, part time and contract office based positions.
The majority of administrative jobs fall within a standard working week although much of the sector takes advantage of flex time or part time hours. In Leicestershire, the average salary for an admin position is around £20K per annum however location, specific role and size of organisation can all be determining factors. The most lucrative industry for administration staff tends to be the financial sector with personal assistants (PA) typically earning the highest salaries. Other job roles in the sector include branch administrator, project assistant and office manager.
Entry requirements for an admin position don't tend to be particularly high with the majority of personnel being non-graduates. Although qualifications aren't completely necessary, employers may suggest undergoing the ICSA which is a qualifying scheme that provides foundation learning for administrative roles. Candidates intent on taking an academic route should look at taking a Bachelors in Business Administration or even a Masters in Public Administration.
A Leicestershire administration recruitment agency will search for candidates who can demonstrate organisational, communication and interpersonal skills for their clients' office based admin roles. Leicestershire agencies will usually cover Leicester, Loughborough and the wider areas of the East and West Midlands.