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
£ 15,791
£ 26,523
£ 36,165

Available jobs

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

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

  • Travel Arrangements

  • Cooking

  • Office Management

  • Mental Health

  • Finance

  • Meal Planning And Preparation

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

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Customer Service

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • 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.