Human resources administrative occupations


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Job holders in this unit group provide administrative support for the human resources (HR) operations within organisations.


No formal educational qualifications are required for entry, although most entrants will possess GCSE/S grades. Certification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is available, along with relevant NVQs/SVQs at various levels.

Typical tasks

  • supports senior HR staff in the development and implementation of HR and industrial relations policies;
  • arranges advertisements for jobs in the relevant media;
  • provides practical support for recruitment and selection procedures such as checking application forms, arranging interviews of candidates and ensuring the interview panel receive all relevant documentation;
  • provides administrative support for training courses, work placements etc.;
  • implements and maintains HR records systems.

Common job titles

Administrator, recruitment
Assistant, administration (training agency)
Assistant, administrative (training agency)
Administrator, course
Assistant, administration (recruitment agency)
Administrator, training
Officer, administrative (recruitment agency)
Officer, admin (recruitment agency)
Administrator (training agency)
Clerk, personnel
Administrator, resources, human
Officer, administration (training agency)
Officer, administration, staff
Clerk, office, personnel
Assistant, admin (training agency)
Administrator (recruitment agency)
Administrator, education (health service)
Assistant, administrative (recruitment agency)
Officer, administration (recruitment agency)
Assistant, admin (recruitment agency)
Officer, admin (training agency)
Assistant, training
Administrator, personnel
Officer, administrative (training agency)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.