Clerical & Administration

Clerical & Administration

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.

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Nearly every industry employ clerical and administration staff. The most common roles include receptionists and administrators, but there are also roles such as filing clerks, data protection officers, and medical or legal secretaries. In general, these roles suit people who are organised and thorough, and who are good communicators. It is often good to have some knowledge of the specific business or industry, but you can also make a career out of ‘temping’ – which is a bit like ‘substitute working’, often with short notice, in offices where admin staff are needed quickly due to regular staff being on leave of absence.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Clerical & Administration sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


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

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