Administration involves the day-to-day operations which are essential in supporting a company. It covers a broad range of careers that can be found in every industry in the UK. From organisations ranging from the small, family-run local businesses to international conglomerates, and roles ranging from an entry-level all the way up to Director ranks. These roles are incredibly varied and typically use a wide variety of skills and attributes – whether that’s communication and organisation, or teamwork and dependability. Explore jobs within administration below!
Accounting technicians handle day-to-day financial matters in all types of businesses.
Admin assistants give support to offices by organising meetings, typing documents and updating computer records.
Arts administrators help to organise events and exhibitions, manage staff, and look after buildings like theatres or museums.
Assistant immigration officers check that people have the right to visit or stay in the UK.
Internal and external auditors check organisations' financial records and procedures to make sure they are accurate and efficient.
Bid writers prepare the documents used to pitch for contracts to provide services, or to apply for project funding.
Bilingual secretaries provide administrative services in English and one or more foreign languages.
Bookkeepers keep financial records up to date and help prepare accounts.
Border Force officers protect UK border entry points like ports and airports, by enforcing immigration and customs regulations.
Car rental agents hire out and lease vehicles to businesses and the public.
Charity fundraisers organise events and activities to encourage people to donate to causes and organisations.
Civil Service administrative officers work in government departments, carrying out policies and running services for the public.
Civil Service executive officers work in government departments that develop policies and provide services to the public.
Conference and exhibition managers plan and run events like trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.
Court administrative assistants help with the daily running of courts and their supporting offices.
Credit controllers help firms get the money they are owed from businesses and individuals.
Data entry clerks type information into databases and systems and create letters, reports and other documents.
Diplomatic Service officers help to promote and protect British interests, businesses and citizens overseas.
Estates officers are responsible for the management and upkeep of land and property belonging to local councils and public bodies.
European Union (EU) officials work for institutions like the European Commission or the European Parliament.
Farm secretaries are responsible for the day-to-day running of the business side of farms.
Finance officers help to manage the finances of an organisation by keeping track of its income and controlling its spending.
Financial services customer advisers work in contact centres for banks, insurance, investment and credit companies.
GP practice managers run the business side of doctors' surgeries and health centres.
Health and safety advisers work to reduce accidents, injury and health problems in the workplace.
Health records clerks keep people's medical records up to date.
Health service managers run local healthcare services like hospitals, GP practices and community health services.
Human resources (HR) assistants provide admin support to the HR team in a company or organisation.
Human resources (HR) managers develop, put into place and manage HR policies and plans.
Human resources (HR) officers hire employees and help develop their careers, and look after employee relations, benefits and welfare.
Immigration officers make decisions on whether people have the right to visit or stay in the UK.
Import-export clerks ship goods to and from the UK by road, rail, air and sea.
Insurance brokers use their knowledge of the insurance market to help find the right cover, at the best price, for their customers.
Insurance technicians give administrative support in all types of insurance work.
Interpreters convert the spoken word from one language into another, either face-to-face or remotely.
Local government administrative assistants provide clerical support in council departments and give information to the public.
Local government officers put council policies into practice and provide local services.
Revenues and benefits officers work for local councils and deal with housing benefits, rents, council tax and business rates.
Medical secretaries provide office support in hospitals, GP surgeries, private clinics and universities.
Office managers oversee the day-to-day running of an office or department.
Payroll administrators make sure employees get paid the right amount on the right date.
Personal assistants carry out support tasks for individuals and managers including administration, diary management and event planning.
Post Office customer service assistants help customers in post offices and at counters in shops.
Proofreaders check text before it's printed or published to make sure it's correct and complete.
Purchasing managers buy equipment, goods and services for their company.
Quality control assistants check that control systems and products meet recognised standards.
Receptionists are the first point of contact for visitors to organisations.
Recruitment consultants help employers find suitable staff, and match people to permanent and temporary jobs.
Registrars collect and record details of all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.
Reprographic assistants use copiers, scanners and printers to make documents, brochures, leaflets and pictures.
Sales administrators process sales orders and payments, arrange deliveries and offer after-sales support.
School business managers oversee the efficient day-to-day running of a school and support the headteacher and leadership team.
School secretaries provide administrative support in schools.
Secretaries provide administrative support for all types of organisations.
Security Service personnel protect the UK against threats to national security.
Sports development officers organise projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and have a healthier lifestyle.
Supervisors manage teams of staff and organise their workload.
Telephonists, or switchboard operators, answer and connect calls and take messages.
Town planning assistants process applications, give advice about regulations and carry out design work and office administration.
Trade union officials represent, train and advise union members, carry out research and develop policy.
Trading standards officers (TSOs) protect consumers and businesses by promoting a safe and fair trading environment.
Typists use a computer to produce letters, reports and other documents.
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Apprentice Operations & Administrative Assistant for a Social Enterprise Community Centre based in Bootle. You will undertake your Level 3 Business Administration qualification.
DF Legal have a fantastic opportunity for a Legal Admin Apprentice to join their team based in Ledbury. As an apprentice you will be supporting a busy office with all administration requirements whilst working towards a Legal Admin Level 3 qualification.
Apprentice Project Technician for a Manufacturer of Laboratory and Educational Furniture company based in Hull. You will undertake your Level 3 Business Administration qualification.
Pogust Goodhead are currently going through an exciting period of growth and organisational change and are looking to hire an enthusiastic HR Administrator Apprentice to assist the Head of HR. During this role, you’ll use HR systems to keep records, help the business make HR changes, and offer consistent and quality support to every Pogust Goodhead employee. This role will work closely with the HR team to ensure the department runs efficiently and is welcoming and proactive in their approach.This is a great opportunity for a collaborative individual with a strong eye for detail to join an evolving and supportive team and gain insightful experience in their first HR role.
This is a multi-skilled role for the successful candidate who will undertake a wide range of administration duties as well as face to face and telephone interactions with patients and visitors, in our busy administration office and when required in the reception area.
Office administrator, general duties including filing, incoming calls, post, direct mail & email marketing.
You will be part of a small team, which works at pace, ensuring the accurate processing of requests received from the enquiries of potential customers and providing great customer service to a wide range of external customers. You should have a strong team work ethic, attention to detail and enjoy developing working relationships. Youll find yourself in a fast-paced and energetic environment, where new challenges arise all the time so having a positive approach to problem solving is key!
General administrative work, answering the telephone, emails and filing.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Team, with long term prospects to develop and grow within our business. Working at the heart of a dynamic and growing company, you will gain a wide range of knowledge and experience across the whole of the business.
Apprentice Business Administrator for a Distribution Wholesale company based in Haslingden. You will undertake your Level 3 Business Administration qualification.
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