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Local government administrative occupations

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£16,640 pile of coins

Age 35

£30,680 pile of coins

Age 50

£34,320 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £20,280

What does this career do?

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

Typical tasks

  • computes cost of product/services and maintains and balances records of financial transactions
  • prepares and checks invoices and verifies accuracy of records
  • receives and pays out cash and cheques and performs closely related clerical duties
  • updates and maintains data, correspondence and other records for storage or despatch
  • arranges, classifies and indexes publications, correspondence and other material in libraries and offices
  • performs other clerical duties not elsewhere classified including preparing financial information for management, proof reading printed material and drafting letters in reply to correspondence or telephone enquiries.

Current entry requirements

Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades. Evidence of keyboard skills may also be required in some posts. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in Administration are available at Levels 2 and 3.

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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