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Recommended Office Administration, Secretarial & PA Courses

Overview

We’re extremely proud of our long-standing and incredibly close relationship with both Oxford Media and Business School (OMBS) and Quest Professional. Both offer a unique and unrivalled training programme, equipping their students with office skills and knowledge to fast track them into an exciting career, whether that be as a PA, Office Manager, EA or team assistant. We work closely with both colleges, giving talks, running mock interviews and generally offering advice and guidance on the recruitment process, supporting students after they graduate and helping them find the best possible business administration, secretarial and personal assistant jobs. Quest and OMBS each take different approaches to training their students, we highly recommend both courses and a student’s preference for one or the other will most likely depend on their location and what kind of training environment they are seeking. Each offer unique and unrivalled course content in PA and entry-level office training and produce candidates with exceptional skills. We are always delighted when both Quest and OMBS students register with us as we know they will be of an outstanding quality and easily placed in any number of our available roles.

Oxford Media & Business School

(OMBS)

Based in the heart of Oxford, OMBS is an alternative to university and students complete their Professional Business Diploma over the course of a year while living in course-provided accommodation in the centre of Oxford. The diploma equips students with excellent advanced business skills and the course content is incredibly varied, including training in e-marketing and business environments as well as fast note taking and advanced Microsoft Office skills. All OMBS students leave with confidence and a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that will be invaluable in an office environment. Students typically start at OMBS after leaving school or completing a gap year and on graduating their job prospects have ranged from being a PA to Lilly Allen to working for an Intelligence Company, Lloyds Insurance, a PR Agency or a Hedge Fund.

Testament to our close relationship we’re delighted to be talking at this year’s OMBS Speakers Day.

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Quest Professional

Located in Central London, just down the road from us near Victoria Station, Quest offers 4 first-rate business courses aimed towards both school leavers and university graduates. With course lengths varying from 12 to 36 weeks there’s something to suit everyone and students can either live at home or in one of the carefully chosen accommodation options, in some fantastic central London locations, which Quest can advise on and help arrange.

Courses include The Professional Diploma Programme, Business Apprentice Programme, The Executive PA Programme and Graduate Training Programme. All vary in course content but are similar in that they are designed to equip students with the confidence and skills to succeed in the workplace and embark on the beginnings of a successful career.

We have a close relationship with the team at Quest and are proud to contribute to the Quest syllabus, hosting mock interviews at our office as part of their business training. Testament to our close relationship, Quest Principal Claire Granados recently wrote us a blog filled with advice and tips on how to be productive at work.

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