National Government Administrative Occupations

National government administrative occupations undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in national government departments, and in local offices of national government departments.


New workers

New workers start around £15,791. Normal pay is £26,523 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,165.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 174,054 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Performs miscellaneous clerical tasks such as proof reading printed material, drafting letters, taking minutes etc.

  • Responds to telephone enquiries and other forms of correspondence.

  • Classifies, sorts and files publications, correspondence etc. in offices and libraries.

  • Maintains and updates correspondence, documents, data and other records for storage in files or on computer.

  • 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.

  • Assists senior government officers with policy work, external liaison or general administrative work.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Personal Care

  • Administrative Support

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Invoicing

  • Cooking

  • Travel Arrangements

  • Mental Health

  • Office Management

  • Finance

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Organizational Skills

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Office

  • Administrative Functions

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.