Tiger Recruitment are best known for their ability to help candidates find top PA jobs in London and further afield. We recruit for all PA positions from Personal Assistant, Traditional PA, Shorthand PA etc.
Our London PA jobs are second to none in variety and calibre and we are constantly looking to add to our pool of top PA candidates. Previous PA experience is an advantage. Most of our Clients are looking for candidates to fill PA jobs in London who have worked in an administrational or support role previously. A secretarial qualification is an advantage too and if you have completed a 12 month course with a recognised college, then you stand a chance of landing a junior PA role straight away. As you will see from the PA jobs listed on our website (LINK), we are briefed on many of the most senior PA jobs in London, so if you have experience, please send through your CV and we will do our best to help.
One advantage of registering with Tiger recruitment is the Consultants do not have candidate ownership, which means that your details will come up in all relevant PA searches and can be accessed by all. You will therefore be considered for all PA jobs in London that match your skills, experience and requirements.
Advantages of being a Personal Assistant in London
Tiger recruits for Clients based all over the World, who are looking to hire PAs and we are one of the premier secretarial agencies in London who are able to offer their London PAs the opportunity to work abroad.
That said, if you are not inclined to work internationally, then many of the London PA jobs we work on are unrivalled in the opportunities they provide based on the experience you gain, the training given and the challenges within each job.
The PA jobs in London we recruit for tend to be varied and because we have a reputation for providing PA staff at the highest level, they tend to be with top companies or organisations in their given fields.
One of the advantages of being a PA in London is the perception that London is one of the commercial capitals of the World. As such, many international businessmen and companies have their head office here, or at least a presence. This means that PAs, Traditional PAs and Shorthand PAs have a much wider net of jobs to select from than if they were based elsewhere in the UK or abroad.
London also offers some for the best training for candidates looking for PA jobs in London. Please visit our pages on the training and coaching offered in-house at Tiger (LINK) or speak to a Consultant who can advise you also of places to develop your PA skills in London.
Skills needed to be a PA in London
Whilst there are plenty of PA jobs in London, the competition is also fierce, so the more skills or experience you have under your belt then the more chance you have of landing your perfect Personal Assistant job.
The role of PA in London has changed dramatically from the 1980’s. There is less call for PAs with traditional PA skills and it is more important for PA candidates to have all-round capabilities, including excellent organisational and project management skills in addition to a good general knowledge of MS Office systems.
The basic skills required for most London PA jobs are good MS Word to a level where you are confident putting together mail merges, good MS Excel skills to a point that you are confident collating expenses and putting together charts and tables. Good MS PowerPoint skills are increasingly important because many PA jobs in London require you to create a presentation or slideshow from scratch and add in custom animation.
One of the most important skills for Personal Assistants in London is MS Outlook. You need to be confident arranging diaries and travel using the diary functions and many PA jobs working in private equity, for example, require candidates to organise diaries across multiple travel zones.
Finally, many London PA jobs do not put as much emphasis on typing speeds as they used to, but it is expected that candidates can type at least 50wpm and accuracy is key. At Tiger, we are required by our Clients to test all London PA candidates and we are able to provide you with your scores should you need.
How Tiger Recruitment can help you become a PA in London
If you are looking for a PA job in London, then Tiger Recruitment should be your first port of call. We cannot promise to help everyone because of the large number of application we received for London PA jobs. However, if you have a solid CV and experience or are a graduate or secretarial college leaver who can demonstrate aptitude and ability and good all-round skills as listed above, then we will be able to help you find a Personal Assistant job in London.