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How to become an Administrator

£ 14,000

ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY

£ 23,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

An administrator, also known as secretary, provides general clerical services to directors, managers and staff within a company or organisation.

The role is crucial because it is the administrator’s work behind the scenes that ensures the seamless running of the business.

The responsibilities of the administrator could vary considerably from holding a common office clerical role to being a specialised legal or medical secretary, provided you have the necessary technical skills.

The position usually involves:
  • word processing and typing
  • producing documents, presentations and spreadsheets
  • updating computer records and databases
  • utilising computer equipment, such as printers
  • using software packages, such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • reception duties
  • handling telephone, post and email enquires
  • scheduling meetings
  • keeping diaries and arranging appointments
  • making travel arrangements.
Working hours

As a secretary you will be mainly office based. You may expect to work between 35-40 hours a week, but note that this is a flexible position, so part-time and temporary employment is also available.

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Microsoft Office Bundle

In order to succeed in today’s business world, you must have competent skills in Microsoft Office.

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Do you make checklists and plan everything, but you would never admit you actually love it? Then you are already on the right track to become a successful administrator!

If you choose this career path, you will need the right skill set under your belt:

As a project manager, you are expected to:

  • advanced computer literacy
  • exceptional organisational skills
  • the ability to multitask and reprioritise
You will be expected to possess the right soft skills too:
  • you will thrive under pressure
  • you will be able to work as part of the team
  • you will be a patient communicator.

RECOMMENDED COURSES

Microsoft Office Bundle

In order to succeed in today’s business world, you must have competent skills in Microsoft Office.

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NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE?

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01707 828 751

No previous experience is required, but if you want your job application to stand out, then you need the right qualifications.

The Microsoft Office certificate is valued by the employers, because the administrator’s role involves using a computer daily to carry out several important tasks, such as:

  • writing documents using Word
  • drafting PowerPoint presentations
  • creating databases with Excel
  • organising meetings and tasks with Outlook.

Moreover, demonstrating the Microsoft Office qualification may lead to a higher salary, because a skilled and qualified administrator with strong IT skills is in high demand across all sectors.

RECOMMENDED COURSES

Microsoft Office Bundle

In order to succeed in today’s business world, you must have competent skills in Microsoft Office.

Find more info

NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE?

Give us a call and have a friendly chat with one of our course advisors today on
01707 828 751

RECOMMENDED COURSES

Microsoft Office Bundle

In order to succeed in today’s business world, you must have competent skills in Microsoft Office.

Find more info

NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE?

Give us a call and have a friendly chat with one of our course advisors today on
01707 828 751

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