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.
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.
As a receptionist, you are the first impression of a company. You need to be well presented, organised, and curtious to all customers and clients.
Administrators look after paperwork, track spending, schedule meetings, manage files and deal with all the other details required in an office.
Temps will often be attached to an agency which will send them opportunities with offices who need staff quickly. They will be based in the office for a short period of time, before moving on to the next office in need.
Are you organised with great attention to detail? Those who work in records management or archives often have academic qualifications in areas such as data management, librarian studies or records management.
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