Securing a PA Job after University

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Top London PANo comments

Have you recently graduated with a good degree from a top university? Struggling to nail down a top PA role in London? Then you’re certainly not alone. Many graduates see temporary and permanent PA jobs advertised and assume that they have the transferable skills required. After all, they’re well-educated and may well have picked up typing and organisational skills whilst studying. However, you need to understand that there’s more required of you in a PA role than administrative and clerical tasks.

It’s a demanding position, so it’s not surprising that many employers are hesitant about hiring candidates with little experience in the field. You’re unlikely as a graduate to enter directly into a PA position, but there are ways to improve your chances. One way to do this would be to study for a relevant qualification to equip yourself with the skills essential for this profession. As a top London PA recruitment agency, we’ve helped many candidates get their dream PA jobs, so we know what it takes.

Let’s take a closer look at the qualifications.

Courses for aspiring PAs

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) - Level 3 Award in Professional PA and Administration Skills

This qualification gives aspiring PAs, as well as those already working in office support jobs, the chance to gain and develop the skills needed to excel in the role. It’s an excellent introduction to the PA position for anyone who has limited experience or is without any formal training. PAs require a varied skillset to meet the many demands placed on them, and this qualification has been designed with this in mind.

LCCI International Qualifications - Private and Executive Secretary's Diplomas

These diplomas fast-track you through a range of secretarial skills, from keyboard speed development to essential business communications. They combine a range of mandatory and optional subjects to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and ability in this area. 

Pitman Training - Professional Executive PA Diploma

With the Professional Executive PA Diploma, you’ll find out how to stay one step ahead, anticipating needs and meeting the many demands of the challenging and highly rewarding role of PA. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as an indication that you have received training of the very highest standard.

Gaining the skills needed to excel

As a graduate, you may lack the experience needed to move immediately into a PA role in the capital. But an industry-recognised course can equip you with the various skills you need to excel, demonstrating to employers that you’re an excellent candidate for the position. Deciding which course is right for you can be tough, whether you’re looking to secure permanent PA jobs or even executive assistant jobs. That’s where we can help.

Love Success is a leading recruitment agency in London and we specialise in helping candidates to find top PA jobs and office support jobs in London that are suited to their skills and experience. Our recruitment experts have an excellent knowledge of the various courses for PAs and can provide you with the expert advice that you need. Contact our team to find out more.  


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