Personal Assistants and Other Secretaries

Personal assistants and other secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to individuals, departmental or management teams within organisations.


New workers
£ 5,908
£ 23,025
£ 46,121

Available jobs

In the past year there were 184,632 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?

  • Translates documents and liaises with overseas clients and suppliers.

  • Arranges and attends meetings, takes minutes and prepares records of proceedings.

  • Uses appropriate software to produce correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations and other documents from drafts, handwritten copy or by transcribing dictation.

  • Opens, sorts, distributes and files correspondence (in hard copy and electronic) and deals directly with routine correspondence.

  • Arranges appointments, keeps business diary, organises travel arrangements, makes reservations and organises a variety of functions.

  • Acts as a first point of contact for a manager or team with colleagues and people from outside organisations, fields telephone enquiries, takes and passes on messages.

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.

  • Administrative Support

  • Invoicing

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Travel Arrangements

  • Finance

  • Data Entry

  • Office Management

  • Business Support Systems

  • Marketing

  • Personal Care

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

  • Administrative Functions

  • Organizational Skills

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Office

  • Customer Service

  • Filing

  • Microsoft Outlook

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.