£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£27,040 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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

Main 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.


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 Records clerks and assistants studied in higher education

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What Records clerks and assistants studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies4
(L3) Sociology4
(C1) Biology3
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(C8) Psychology7
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments2
(W3) Music2
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies8
(L2) Politics2
(P1) Information services1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing3
(W4) Drama1
(M1) Law by area4
(M2) Law by topic6
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics2
(Q1) Linguistics1
(T7) American studies1
(N1) Business studies7
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies4
(V1) History by period7
(N3) Finance1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

112300 Workforce Size
2.35% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
14400 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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