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National government administrative occupations

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£17,160 pile of coins

Age 35

£31,720 pile of coins

Age 50

£35,360 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £23,400

What does this career do?

Job holders in this unit group undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in national government departments, and in local offices of national government departments.

Typical tasks

  • assists senior government officers with policy work, external liaison or general administrative work
  • undertakes administrative duties specific to the operation of HM Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government
  • maintains and updates correspondence, documents, data and other records for storage in files or on computer
  • classifies, sorts and files publications, correspondence etc. in offices and libraries
  • responds to telephone enquiries and other forms of correspondence
  • performs miscellaneous clerical tasks such as proof reading printed material, drafting letters, taking minutes etc.

Current entry requirements

Entry is possible to junior grades within this group with GCSEs/S grades, and/or relevant practical experience; higher grades require A levels/H grades or equivalent, although many entrants are graduates. NVQs/SVQs, apprenticeships and professional qualifications are available for certain areas of work.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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