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Records Clerks & Assistants

Records clerks and assistants maintain and update electronic and/or hard copy documents, correspondence and other records, and organise their storage.

Tasks

  • Examines and sorts incoming material
  • Classifies, files, archives and locates documents and other records
  • Copies or duplicates documents or other records
  • Performs specialised clerical tasks in connection with conveyancing, litigation and the maintenance of medical records.

Entry Requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or equivalent qualifications. Training is normally provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Administration at Levels 1 and 2 are available.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £25,000 per annum and can progress up to £25,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 16,989 employed Records Clerks & Assistants in the region.

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General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

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Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/