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Administrative Assistant Job in London area

Administrative Assistant Job in London area

Administrative Assistant Job in London area. This is paying a salary of £32,906. It is a great role.

How Can I Get a Job as a Project Assistant in London

How Can I Get a Job as a Project Assistant in London

An overview of the requirements to become a Project Assistant.

Interview with a successful PA, who got her dream job in London

Interview with a successful PA, who got her dream job in London

This interview with Sarah Clarke is a great career story. Sarah was a teacher who needed to alter her career. She took our Executive PA Diploma and managed to find a great PA Job in a prestigious Oil and Gas Company.

Meet Kate Fernandes who is now in an Executive Assistant Job at UCL following her Secretary PA Diploma

Meet Kate Fernandes who is now in an Executive Assistant Job at UCL following her Secretary PA Diploma

Kate undertook a course with SOUTERS back in 2010 which enormously helped her to get a job at University College London, where she still is. She has just learned that she has been successful in her interview for more senior role at UCL. So she decided to tell fellow Souters students about her career path and the massive impact on her job option due to the Souters Secretary PA Diploma.

Reception / Admin Job in London

Reception / Admin Job in London

A great Reception and Admin Job

AAT Bookkeeping Assessment Success

AAT Bookkeeping Assessment Success

Congratulations to all of the AAT Bookkeeping Students in April


Get a great PA Job with a Souters Executive PA Diploma

Get a great PA Job with a Souters Executive PA Diploma

Meet Suzanne Hunt. Suzanne was working as an Events Organiser and decided that she needed a change. Suzanne researched the job market well and decided that she should aim for a Senior PA or Executive PA. This is becuase the nature of the job being interesting and the jobs being stable and well paid.


How I Got A Legal Secretary Job

How I Got A Legal Secretary Job

Immediately after completing a Legal Secretary course at Souters, Karen is now a Legal Secretary.Following redundancy, Karen Siggs decided on a career move into the legal field. With her re-training budget, she enrolled on a CPD accredited Legal Secretary course with Souters. This was the natural follow-on from being a PA to the MD of an accountancy firm.

Junior Receptionist Job in London

Junior Receptionist Job in London

Junior Receptionist Job in London at a PR Agency
How Can I Become a PA?

How Can I Become a PA?

Finding a PA Job is not an easy task as you need a wide range of skills and experience to be an effective PA. Therefore, we are giving you a brief guide of what you should be aiming to gain to become a PA.


Legal Secretary Career Interview with Clarinda, a Legal Executive Assistant

Legal Secretary Career Interview with Clarinda, a Legal Executive Assistant

She took a Souters CILEx Legal Secretary Course and PA Course, she has never looked back. She is now a Legal EA in London. Here is Clarinda's story

Enrol on a CILEx course at Souters to assist you in getting into the legal field. For more information please CLICK HERE

Prior to your Souters Course what was your employment situation?

I had just arrived in London after having decided to undergo a career change from being in the Beauty industry to wanting a more ‘serious’ role. I started by registering with agencies and doing as much temping assignments as I could to gain experience and references. 

Receptionist Job in London reporting the PA to Headmaster

Receptionist Job in London reporting the PA to Headmaster

Receptionist Job at London School. Apply now.
Promoted to Legal PA Job at London Law Firm

Promoted to Legal PA Job at London Law Firm

Tommy took the Executive PA Diploma with Souters and as a direct result of taking the course was promoted from a filing administrator to a Legal PA. Here is his story. We hope this will give some inspiration for those looking to start a course.

Find out more about taking the Executive PA Diploma by CLICKING HERE

Prior to your Souter's course what was your employment situation?

Sarah passes PA Diploma and gets new PA Job to Finance Partner

Sarah passes PA Diploma and gets new PA Job to Finance Partner

Meet Sarah Zarywacz, a former student who now has a Job as a PA to a Finance Director

Prior to your Souters Course what was your employment situation?

I had recently graduated from University with a BA (Hons) Applied Languages (French and German). I had some PA and Administrative experience which I acquired whilst studying.

What is your Job now that you have finished the course?

PA to a Finance Partner

Why did you decide to take a Souters Course?

How I got a New PA Job following my Souters Secretary PA Course

How I got a New PA Job following my Souters Secretary PA Course

Cristina kyriakides managed to get a new job and develop her career whilst still completing her Souters Secretary PA Course.

Prior to you Souters Course what was your employment situation?

I was a Receptionist and I took the Souters Course to improve my job options.

PA / Office Manager Job in a London School

PA / Office Manager Job in a London School

Kensington Park School is seeking to appoint a dynamic, hardworking and efficient Personal Assistant to take on this challenging but rewarding role in the school’s stunning West London location on Queen’s Gate, overlooking London’s iconic Natural History Museum.



Secretary PA Job London

Secretary PA Job London

New Job Opportunity for a Secretary PA in London. A great opportunity from a great company. Apply now


The Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Courses

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Courses

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a popular award for young people, aged 14 to 24 to develop themselves and the development of new skills is important. The Duke of Edinburgh Award has a wide variety of skills and activities that are covered.

The Career of a successful Executive Assistant in London

The Career of a successful Executive Assistant in London

Neolia was working as a Receptionist at the time of take our diploma program. Since completing the course she has attained some prestigious roles as an Executive Assistant in some of the major bank in London. Presently she has just attained a new role in an American Investment Bank. Please read below about here career. If you would like to find out about taking her course click here: PA Secretary Diploma

What is your job title?

Personal Assistant

What courses did you complete at Souters?

PA/Secretarial Diploma

What did you enjoy about the courses?

What Skills are Required to Become an Event Manager

What Skills are Required to Become an Event Manager

Event Management is a growing industry and it offers a wide range of jobs across the UK. However, the majority of the jobs are in the London area due to large events, exhibitions, conferences and cultural events taking place around the UK capital.
June Students Class Photos

June Students Class Photos

June Students Class Photos

Congratulations to all of our June students.

Those of you taking exams this week, we wish you luck and all the best for your future careers.

It has been a pleasure teaching such a great group:

Here are some photos that were taken by some of the students this month.

Keep in touch everybody:

 

Team Leader of Executive Assistants and PAs at Law firm in London

Team Leader of Executive Assistants and PAs at Law firm in London

Team Leaders are responsible for providing secretarial support to one (in exceptional cases, two) senior lawyer within a practice area as well as supervision of a team of Executive Assistants (EAs) and Team Assistants (TAs), ensuring lawyers receive a professional, efficient and excellent level of support. Team Leaders will lead by example and will promote quality output, continual improvement, efficiency and team working. Team Leaders work closely with the Group Head and report directly to the Senior Secretarial Manager (SSM).



Legal Secretary / PA Job at London Law Company

Legal Secretary / PA Job at London Law Company

Legal Secretary / PA required for mainly matrimonial work at a London Law Firm


CPD ACCREDITATION FOR SOUTERS PA COURSES AND MORE

CPD ACCREDITATION FOR SOUTERS PA COURSES AND MORE

The CPD is a Professional Body recognised by numerous professional bodies including the Law Society, Accountant professional bodies and many more professional institute for accrediting professional's courses that will greatly improve the career skills of the delegates who attend the courses.


Career of CILEx Legal Secretary in London

Career of CILEx Legal Secretary in London

Meet a CILEx Legal Secretary Course student who successfuly secured a great job and career after completing her course in London.


Career of PA who took Executive PA Diploma in London

Career of PA who took Executive PA Diploma in London

Valerie Zen Ruffinen came to take the Executive PA Diploma at Souters. She is based in Berne, in Switzerland and successfully completed her Souters Diploma. Please read about her story and how she has found the courses.



NUS Extra Cards Now Open to Souters Students

NUS Extra Cards Now Open to Souters Students

Students on longer-term courses with Souters are able to attain numerous discounts with NUS Extra Cards.

Souters has joined the NUS, which enables our students to gain NUS Extra Cards. The NUS Extra Cards enable our students to gain discounts at a range of companies in all sectors. Gyms, Hotels, Travel, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Shopping, Takeaways, Clothes Shops, Entertainment etc. are all offering excellent discounts to NUS Extra Card Holders.

Get an Admin Assistant Job with a Souters Admin Diploma

Get an Admin Assistant Job with a Souters Admin Diploma

Justina Barratt came to Souters and opted to take the Administration Diploma, following redundancy. She successfully completed the course and was able to get a new job as an Office Administrator within a couple of weeks of completing her course.
Before taking the Administration Diploma what was your employment situation?

I was unemployed due to a redundancy.

What is your current job, now?

NHS Administrator, I got the job straight after the course.

LUCA Awards success for Souters Bookkeeping Students

LUCA Awards success for Souters Bookkeeping Students

Souters Bookkeeping and Finance Training has had a great year in 2014. We have commenced training students in the ICB qualification. This is the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, which is an international bookkeeping accrediting body.

The staff of one of our corporate clients have taken both Paper B1 and Paper B2 of the ICB Level II Manual Bookkeeping.

Our students performed so well that they have managed to attain a 100% pass rate in both papers, out of a class of 17.

This high academic achievement was recognised at the LUCA Awards, which were held at the BAFTA Theatre in Central London.

How Unemployed can get Funding for Courses

How Unemployed can get Funding for Courses

Advice for Job Seekers

If you are currently on Job Seekers’ Allowance(JSA), you can greatly enhance your employability from Souters’ courses.

Select a course which suits you and then explain to your JCP advisor how this will help you get a job.

Our courses are designed by experienced professionals, who have colluded with employers to create a truly job focused range of courses.

Not all advisors will know how to access this training, so you can mention that the Procserve Supplier Portal will provide access to our courses (some know this as the Zanzibar system).

How Sharon Got an Executive PA Job

How Sharon Got an Executive PA Job

Sharon took our Executive PA Diploma and successfully made a career change to become the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Aviva PLC.

Prior to your Souters Course what was your employment situation?

Before coming to Souters I had worked in the fashion industry for a few years, most recently engaged in projects.

What is your current job?

Executive Assistant to the CEO, Aviva PLC

The Career of a PA in London

The Career of a PA in London

What course did you take at Souters?

I took the PA/Secretary Diploma (run on Saturdays).
What is your current job?

I am the Deputy Year Leader (Sixth Form) at a successful local secondary school.  The role is a secretarial role including the pastoral care of 300 students in year group.  I am the first point of contact for student/parent enquiries.

Why did you decide to take the course at Souters?

I have been with the school for 10 years and it's time for a new direction as I no longer need the school holidays.


Ligia got job after taking Souters PA / Secretary Diploma

Ligia got job after taking Souters PA / Secretary Diploma

Ligia was able to change career and get a well-paying job after completing her PA / Secretary Diploma with Souters. She went from not being invited to interviews, to getting 2 job offers in a short space of time.

What was your job prior to taking the course?

Assistant Manager in a retail shop

Since taking the course what is your job now?

I am now an Office Administrator at University of London since September 2015

Why did you decide on course?

PA | Executive Assistant | Career Advice

PA | Executive Assistant | Career Advice

It has given me the knowledge and confidence to carry out my high profile PA role.  There have, however, been many challenging moments and I have quite often referred back to the course notes to refresh and remind myself how best to deal with a certain task and that I can do it!

What do you advise to anyone who is considering taking the course?

Go for it!  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

What are your future aspirations in your career?

Photos from June Secretary PA Course and Diploma

Photos from June Secretary PA Course and Diploma

The students varied from those looking for a career change, to experienced PAs looking to develop their careers through to international students.

This course has been tried and tested as a great way to launch you career as a PA. Look at the links below from some excellent stories of success on this course programme.

For more information on this course and how you can sign up for the next one: CLICK HERE

Souters has been accredited by the AAT

Souters has been accredited by the AAT

Our AAT Courses
All of our courses are delivered in a classroom format by Chartered Accountants. This format ensures that you gain the highest level of expertise in your training.
The AAT is a preferred qualification for many recruitment agencies and employers, therefore, it is a great qualification to get in order to boost your career potential.

Employers
Corporate employees have booked onto our range of Bookkeeping and Finance courses, for many years. Now the full range of AAT courses are available to all of our Corporate clients. So if you want to improve the financial and accounting skills of employees, Souters can now offer a range of AAT courses.


PA Career Success in London

PA Career Success in London

PA Courses in London

Click here PA Course to find out more about Souters Courses for PAs.

What is your job title now? What was your job title prior to your course at Souters?

Before: Receptionist

After: Equity Sales and Trading - Sales Assistant

Why did you decide to start a course at Souters?

Because the course contained everything required to become a secretary or a PA.

What course did you take at Souters?

Souters has become accredited by the CPD

Souters has become accredited by the CPD

The CPD is also known as Continuing Professional Development. This form of accredited training is required by many professional bodies for Solicitors, Barristers, Accountants and much more.

This means that not only are CPD Courses well respected and known across the globe, but they are often required for certain industries. This means that the value of a CPD accredited course on your CV is likely to benefit your job prospects.

All of our Courses are CPD Accredited, which includes any bespoke training packages. This reflects the high level of quality in our training courses. The CPD polices courses and ensures that they genuinely develop career skills and help people to progress their careers.


Souters Accredited by Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Souters Accredited by Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

All of these courses are available with a live tutor in scheduled classes in London. However, you may prefer to take these courses by distance.

This is the most recognised and popular routes to becoming a Bookkeeper and you can train with us to become a fully qualified financial professional.

Our trainers are all experienced tutors and have gained substantial experience as financial professionals.

AAT Bookkeeping Course Success - Student Case Study

AAT Bookkeeping Course Success - Student Case Study

Jennie came onto the AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping in order to gain an exposure to Financial terminologies and knowledge of how accounts work.


CV Workshop with GR International

CV Workshop with GR International

International Recruitment consultancy, GR International, is hosting a CV workshop at Souters.
Diane Picandet from GR International will provide a seminar at Souters. This will take place on Monday 29th April from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.


CV Workshop with Recruiters from Angela Mortimer

CV Workshop with Recruiters from Angela Mortimer

A CV Workshop will be run by agents from Angela Mortimer. This will be hosted at Souters and is open to all of our students, past and present. Attendance is free of charge.

CV, Careers and interview technique workshop

CV, Careers and interview technique workshop

GR International and Souters delivered their first CV, Careers Advice and Job Searching Workshop.

First Secretary/PA Class for Year

First Secretary/PA Class for Year

Keen to get ahead in the new year and get a PA Career

Full house for an August PA Course

Full house for an August PA Course

The Secretary PA Course was at full attendance this month.

Information for Jobseekers Allowance and staff at Jobcentres

Information for Jobseekers Allowance and staff at Jobcentres

Souters is a supplier of training to Jobcentres. This means that it is possible for people on Jobcentres allowance to apply for assistance from their Jobcentre advisors.

Meet Sara Osborne a successful PA

Meet Sara Osborne a successful PA

Sara took out Secretary PA Diploma to strengthen her skills as a PA and improve her career prospects.

Microsoft Office Certiport Mock Exams

Microsoft Office Certiport Mock Exams

Why you should opt to purchase our Mock Exams prior to taking the MOS Certiport Exams. Elena took our Mock Exams and was able to pass the 2010 MOS Certiport Exams.

New Working Relationship with a Leading London Recruiter

New Working Relationship with a Leading London Recruiter

Souters has a new working relationship with a leading London Recruitment Agent, Angela Mortimer. This will provide our students with fantastic career opportunities.

Senior Finance Recruitment Consultant job in London

Senior Finance Recruitment Consultant job in London

Permanent job for a Senior Finance Recruitment Consultant job in London

Souters / Angela Mortimer CV and Careers Workshop

Souters / Angela Mortimer CV and Careers Workshop

On 10th October Souters/ Angela Mortimer will host a CV and Career Workshop

Tutor holds Workshop at Office Management & PA Show

Tutor holds Workshop at Office Management & PA Show

Darryl, an experienced tutor at Souters, held a masterclass on Business Letter Writing.