We all want to start at the top – or at least have an idea how to get there. With so many career options to choose from, it can be hard to commit to just one course. That’s why a course in administration is the right move.
The most varied role
The role of an administrative professional is a diverse one. You’ll likely be juggling a variety of tasks and dealing with lots of different people, all whilst learning how to manage your time and workload. These are all important skills that can introduce you to a career in administration, but also, marketing, human resources, accounting, ICT, customer care and more.
Developing interpersonal skills
Administrators often provide the first interaction to an organisation, so it’s essential that they have the confidence to interact with all manner of people, from clients, to staff and senior leaders. Whether it is through letter, email or in person, an administration course is a great way to develop those crucial communication skills that are essential to any career.
Problem solving skills are highly valued and employers often rely on their administrators to identify and solve problems. If you’re able to tackle and resolve a challenging situation that leads to business growth, you become very important to any business. This may be a customer or staff complaint, so it’s vital the situation is diffused as fast as possible. It often involves being creative and decisive when weighing up all the risks, to deliver an outcome best for both parties.
As more people are taking on ‘side hustles’, we’re seeing a demand for Virtual Assistants (VA) within the industry. People are looking to outsource skills they don’t possess, so they can concentrate on their business. VA’s have the flexibility to work from anywhere, but must be able to manage their time and workload effectively. This can be difficult with little experience, which is where an administration course can be useful. Real life assignments and work experience opportunities enable you to understand how administrators use their time in the most efficient way possible.
The road to entrepreneurship
Decided that you’d rather work for yourself? You might have a great business idea, but without the right skills, it will be hard to get it off the ground. You might also find that a large percentage of your time is spent on some type of admin work.
An administration course will provide you with the foundations to get your business moving, including introducing filing systems, telephone and email manner as well as handling mail.
The ability to manage your time and workload are just a few of the many skills you will develop from a course in administration with Walsall College. We provide highly rewarding work experience placements with industry experts, so you can put your skills into practice.