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As an administrator, you would make sure the day-to-day office tasks run smoothly. With experience and work-based training, this role could be promoted to Senior Administrator, Secretary or Office Manager.

What would I do?

  • Dealing with the post

  • Answering the telephone

  • Meeting and greeting visitors

  • Filing

  • Ordering stationery supplies

  • Typing letters and reports

  • Setting up meetings and takings minutes

  • Making travel arrangements for staff

Possible duties:

  • Communication skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Time management skills

  • Computer literacy and typing skills

  • Accuracy and attention to details

  • A good level of English grammar and spelling

Skills needed

Your role would be office based, so smart workwear would be required. In some situations, a uniform may be provided. Generally working hours would be Monday to Friday, 35-40 hours per week.

What to expect


  • Salaries can be between £12,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on where you work and what your duties are

  • An Office Manager may earn around £30,000 per year​

  • Formal qualifications could include an NVQ in Business and Administration, BTEC in Business Administration or Diploma in Administration

  • An Apprenticeship

  • A good level of English and Maths will be required as a minimum​





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