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The vast majority of employees throughout the UK would work in, or at least visit, an office at some point in their job. Office workers, although mainly based in the city, can also be used as a term for anyone involved in a clerical, receptionist, secretarial, sales or even management positions within the confines of an office.
Office administrators play an important role in the day-to-day running of an office, providing support to the various departments and ensuring that everything within the office is running smoothly.
Offices consist of a number of other roles too. Most typical offices would utilises the services of a receptionist to answer phone calls and greet visitors, a sales team who are in regular contact with new and existing clients, and managers oversee and take responsibility for those working within the office.
Qualifications vary according to position, and the rate of pay changes according to the seniority of the position and level of experience of the potential candidate. Lower-level officer jobs will start at around £15,000 a year, while managers of large corporations can receive £60,000 and upwards.


Office managers are required to supervise and organise IT tasks and administrative activities inside an office, ensuring all processes run smoothly, including payroll systems, budgets, timesheets, etc. They are responsible for coordinating different departments inside a company. These managers have job placements in different environments, including public services, commerce, central and local government, and industry.

Office managers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Arranging meetings.
• Discussing problems with other members of the company.
• Reviewing safety policies of the company.
• Organising programmes for new joiners.
• Writing reports to staff.


• Being able to stay calm under stressful situations.
• Being diplomatic and tactful.
• Having good written and spoken communication abilities.
• Being able to do different tasks at the same time.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being reliable and trustworthy.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having good problem solving abilities.
• Having IT skills.
• Being self motivated and proactive.


Office sector is an open area for graduates from different subjects including IT, business, and management. There are specific Higher National Diplomas, degrees, and foundation degrees for this sector such as public administration, human resource management, computing and information technology, business administration, and management.

Some employers do not require specific qualifications for job placements. They value background skills and experience, including GCSE’s in Math and English.

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