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We take a look at what's necessary to work as a secretary in London

If you are looking for work as a secretary in London, then there are a number of things that we recommend you know before you start your search in order to make things run as smoothly as possible. Firstly, before you start it's essential to ensure that you meet all the entry requirements. Since competition is so high in the job market right now it's very important that you don't waste the time of potential employers by applying for a job you're not qualified for.

As a general rule of thumb, you're going to need at least one year's work experience in the field before you'll be considered for any full time secretary jobs in London. On top of that, you're going to need to be able to display an excellent working knowledge of Windows based computers, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and the internet, and it also pays to have a typing speed in excess of 65 words per minute.

As an entry level secretary in London, you can expect to earn between £8.20 and £9.15 per hour, while more experienced secretaries can earn as much as £12.20 per hour from their new positions. Obviously the size of the company in question, and the industry they work within, will play a huge role in deciding what your final wage will be, but these general figures should give you a good indication of what to expect.

Many people find secretarial work in London through the many recruitment agencies in the area. If you would like to try this approach, we recommend the following;

  • Office Angels, 71-75 Buckingham Palace Road
  • Attic Recruitment, Kenilworth House, 79-80 Margaret Street
  • Kelly Services, 31 Grosvenor Gardens
  • Blue Arrow, 69 Buckingham Palace Road

 

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