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Personal or Executive Assistant

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Personal or executive assistants work closely with senior managers and executives, supporting them and carrying out a range of tasks for them. They help managers to make the best use of their time by dealing with administrative tasks. They are also known as PAs.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for personal or executive assistants in Scotland tend to be in the range of £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to over £35,000 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
18610
1.9 %
RISE
2023
18958
  United Kingdom
2018
259728
2.6 %
RISE
2023
266528

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What Does it Take?

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You need:

Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)
Tel: 01952 797 396
E-mail: info@instam.org
Website: http://www.instam.org/
Twitter: @IAM_1915
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/instam.org

Instructus Skills
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: https://www.instructus-skills.org
Twitter: @InstructusSkill

Instructus Skills (formerly Skills CFA) is the UK’s leading cross-sector apprenticeship authority and skills sector body. They ensure that apprentices learn the skills that employers need, from business skills to engineering to e-commerce.

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