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Clerical and administration work is what keeps a workplace ticking. Any modern organisation produces vast amounts of paper work and records, the people who handle this are the life blood of the office. They also deal with incoming calls, scheduling meetings and emails. Work in the sector can vary from role to role, some are jack of all trades taking on a variety of responsibility’s whereas others specialise in a specific task.

Skills

    attention to detail, teamwork, time management, adaptability, design, managing resources, problem solving, researching information, time management, prioritising work, budgeting, writing,

Key Facts

91%
of surveyed executives believe investing in their office workspaces would increase productivity
20-26k
expected salary range for entry level roles in 2018
85%
of companies are having difficulty managing and securing documents
60%
of companies digitise critical information

Labour Market Information

In the final quarter of 2017 the number employed in administrative and support services was 94,700, representing 4.2% of national employment. Of this, 46% were employed in buildings and landscape services, smaller amounts were employed in office administrative activities (16%) and security activities (13%) with smaller numbers working in travel services and renting/leasing.

Although large numbers are employed in administration, growth is on a par with the national average. There appears to be high churn in the sector, with employees moving between jobs and into other sectors frequently.

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