The West Midlands is a county in the centre of England, with a population of around three million and is made up of seven boroughs, including the Cities of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Coventry, plus Walsall, Dudley, Solihull and Sandwell. The area is very industrious, with headquarters for Cadbury's based in Bourneville and National Express in Birmingham. As a result, job opportunities in general are good in the West Midlands.
Administration is a much-required function within all types of company. About 12% of jobs in the West Midlands are admin or secretarial in nature. Some industries have a stronger requirement for this type of staff, and major employers in the region are The Highways Agency, with their national office for traffic control in Quinton, and E.ON UK in Westwood Heath.
Midlands Training located in Stourbridge offers training and support to aspiring and established administrators in the West Midlands, with courses designed to fit around working hours.
Recruitment agencies usually offer a range of admin roles, whether part-time, full-time, temporary, contract or permanent, varying from entry-level junior positions, up to PA and office manager level. Aside from London, the West Midlands is one of the most built up areas of the UK, and so has a firm foothold in admin employment.