Data Entry recruitment agency listing
Data entry jobs involve updating, maintaining and retrieving information from computer systems.
While qualifications are not always required for data entry clerk jobs, many employers prefer to take on staff with GCSEs in English, maths and ICT. Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing and databases is essential for this role. Candidates with a qualification such as an OCR Certificate or Diploma for IT Users or a BCS European Computer Driving Licence may be at an advantage. It is possible for suitably qualified school leavers to enter into data entry jobs through an apprenticeship scheme.
Once in employment, data entry professionals usually receive induction training from experienced staff. Training may cover a companys office procedures, health and safety regulations, confidentiality rules and the correct use of data entry systems. Staff may also work towards NVQs in Contact Centre Operations and other relevant qualifications.
Companies in a range of industries employ data entry clerks. Full-time posts usually involve working 35 to 40 hours a week, although part-time and temporary work is often available, with recruitment agencies being a common source of vacancies.
Starting salaries for data entry staff are around £12,000 a year. Experienced staff may earn salaries of up to £18,000 a year.