How to become an Administrator



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Have a penchant for organisation? Always find yourself ably assisting others, and trying to keep everything together? If that sounds like you, it might be time to consider a career in Administration.

The main role of an Administrator is to provide administrative support and services, ensuring that an office or specific department runs smoothly and efficiently.

Although exact responsibilities will vary, the role of an Administrator will include the following:

  • Typing correspondence
  • Organising paperwork and implementing/operating the office filing system
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post
  • Taking and redirecting calls or managing the switchboard
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Carrying out other administrative errands, including photocopying, faxing and ordering stationery

The most vital skill for any Administrator is a high level of organisational ability. You will need good technical skills and a strong attention to detail.

You will also be able to work well under pressure, doing everything you can to ensure the efficient running of the office.

Other key skills include:

  • A methodical approach to working
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Versatility, and the ability to multi-task
  • Exceptional communication skills


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I’ve always been quite organised, and I really enjoy being in the office environment. I started part time, and within a week I’d organised my own filing system for the whole office. And, when a full time position came up, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. The best part of my job is getting everything running smoothly, getting an insight in to how the company operates at all levels, and being able to see what a difference you’ve made.

Get qualified

Gaining a recognised certification, such as an Administrator Certificate or Diploma in Office Admin and Reception is a great way to break into the industry, and help set you apart from other candidates.

Office Administrator Certificate

This course is ideal for anyone hoping to establish a career in Office Administration. You will cover all the skills necessary to adapt to today's office environment.

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Diploma in Office Administration and Reception

Well-rounded aspects of Office Administration are covered in this comprehensive course; offering you the opportunity to develop your skills to suit your role of preference. No formal qualifications are required for this course.

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