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How to become an Administrator

What is an Administrator?

An administrator is a vital job in any business. They work with everybody from the Chief Executive to apprentices.

What do they do?

Generally the roles of administrator’s include:

-Answering the phones

-Sorting out the post

-Ordering office supplies

-Managing the company diaries/ call log

-Greeting clients


What qualifications do I need to become an Administrator?

-A good understanding of excel and word

-Accounts Package (Preferable)

What skills/experience will an employer look for?

-Good communication skills both verbally and written

-Excellent Team Player

-Good basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel

-Efficient organisational skills

-Knowledge of health and safety guidelines

What salary can I expect?

The salary between the jobs can vary, but generally it ranges between £13k- £20k per year.

Who might employ an Administrator?

An administrator would likely be employed to sit on reception at a leisure facility.

What are the best things about being an Administrator?

As an administrator you get to work with a wide range of individuals in the business, therefore making the job more interesting. There is a good possibility of career progression due to working with a range of people and learning about what they do, and how they do it. You will have an opportunity to work on skills such as communication and working within a team.

Are there any drawbacks? 

Generally the salary is relatively low, and you may not get the credit you deserve for doing a very good job.

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