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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Graduate Testimonial: Advanced Administration

My name is Orla Leech and I spent two years in Moate Business College from 2013-2015.  In my first year in Moate I completed the Level 5 Business and Office Adminsitration course where I studied a number of modules including bookkeeping, spreadsheets, word processing, text production and legal studies.  

After getting an insight into the office environment, I decided this was a career I would like to persue so I spent my second year in the college completing the Level 6 Advanced Adminstration course. 

In my second year I was greatly encouraged by the tutors in the college to apply to complete my work placement in the HSE, I secured a place there where I spent a number of weeks where I got a huge scope into the different deparments within the hospital.  I thoroughly enjoyed this work placement and I knew this was the future career I would like to persue.  After the completion of my course in 2015 I was offered a position in the HSE. 

I would highly recommend the college to anyone, especially the extremly helpful tutors who gave me the encouragement every day to work towards persuing a life long career.  I have learned so many skills and abilities from the time I have spent in the college, along with meeting some great people that I will have with me for many years to come. 


Article by: Moate Business College