I chose OMBS because I thought it was an excellent way of preparing me for the working world.
Felicity, 3 term PA Diploma, July 2017 Leaver

Jobs

Listed below are examples of some of the types of jobs that OMBS graduates have applied for in the past.

Administrator / PA to CEO - Music Agency - £22-25k

A small but dynamic music agency representing award winning film and TV composers was looking for an Administrator and PA to the CEO. This was an exciting opportunity working at the heart of the company with international clients and recording studios as well as managing the office on a day to day basis. The position required the applicant to be able to work on their own initiative, with absolute attention to detail as well as having excellent communication and numeric skills. 

CRM Analyst for fashion industry - £25-£30k

A global luxury fashion brand was looking for a Customer Relationship Management Analyst to be based in their Central London office. The right candidate must have been passionate, organised and have excellent communication skills. This was a fantastic opportunity for someone who really wanted to get involoved in managing and coordinating the European direct marketing programs and other marketing initiatives. They also had the chance to further this and go beyond expectations by improving customer service and sales by reaching and refining customer analysis. The candidate needed to have a genuine interest in retail and fashion, a strong business sense and analytical capacity. A proficiency in English and advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills were necessary. 

HR Administrator - LONDON - £30-40k

A well-known Investment Fund was looking to hire a HR Administrator to join their Shared Services team. The role was focused on providing administrative support to the HR team. The job included contributing to the general running of the HR department, as well as answering the phones, playing an active part in the induction of all associates and providing back up to the team wherever possible. 

3 month internship at David Linely Interiors

David Linely, a bespoke interiors and furniture firm, were looking for someone to assit for 3 months in the marketing department. It was a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in joining the high end furniture and design industry or to learn more about marketing. It was a varied role as they needed support with marketing, PR, Ecommerce and graphic design so there was never a dull moment. 

Interested in working in property?

John D Wood & Co, and up market estate agency was looking for a New Business Coordinator for their Summertown Oxford office.  They were looking for an experienced, highly organised, efficient and responsible self-starter to further their business development. The role involved constant liaison with all aspects of their sales operation, following up existing leads and generating new business alongside the production of written promotional and marketing material.

Junior Membership Assistant - Private Members Club - London

The candidate would have been working for one of London’s most established, well known and reputable Private Members’ Club groups. With a stable of famous clubs and restaurants to their name they have a very high profile membership base, very exacting standards and a very down to earth, pro-active and inclusive team working behind the scenes to ensure that they are always top of the game.

The Membership Assistant would have been crucial to the smooth running of the busy Membership team supporting the two Membership Secretaries, Membership Manager and Director as required. The successful applicant was required to have excellent communication skills, both oral and verbal, good attention to detail and be exceptionally well organised. 

Executive PA for concierge and PA Services Firm – £22 - £24k (plus bonus scheme)

A leading London firm called buy:time were looking for full time, experienced PAs to join their team. At buy:time they provide PA support to both private households, sole traders and small to medium sized companies. Services are provided both virtually from the buy:time office in central London for their clients and on-site in their homes, offices and private members clubs. The PA run errands for them out and about in London and project manage household projects and they also manage properties. The job was varied and challenging in that every client is different and no two days are the same. Candidates needed to be proactive, flexible and hardworking, with masses of initiative and a strong sense of team spirit. A big personality and the enjoyment of working for a portfolio of different characters were absolutely essential in this job.

 

Receptionist - Financial Communications Firm - London - £20k with excellent benefits

The candidate would have been the first point of call for the firm and be responsible for meeting and greeting guests, managing meeting room diaries, setting up meeting rooms and organising lunches and refreshments for all meetings. In addition they would also manage office supplies and office equipment maintenance, including IT and phones.  Other key tasks were to gather feedback and represent the company at tenant meetings, as well as  provide excellent support to the Management Team. The position included responsibility for managing events, attending entertainment meetings, scheduling all events, liaising with speakers, sending out invitations and collating responses, booking venues and flowers as well as having the responsibility for managing the budget for each event.  

This was certainly an exciting and varied role and reflects the sort of responsibilities that reception and front of house jobs entail.

Office PA / Social Media Coordinator - London - £20-22k

This was a unique and special opportunity for a proactive team player to join this top end, boutique consultancy in well placed offices in Central London.  As 'the hub' of this small and close team, the candidate would have been responsible for managing the smooth running of the small busy office, meeting and greeting, managing diaries, running errands for Directors, invoicing, database management, administration, filing, ordering stationery, liaising with printers, making refreshments and all other office assistance as required.  They would have been a key player in the digital marketing, social media and SEO of the company, overseeing all elements of the growth of this area including updating social media platforms, blogging and brainstorming marketing ideas.  The candidate needed to be used to working as part of a close team, be a self-starter, proactive, professional and have the ability to prioritise.  Attention to detail and strong admin skills were key to with this role and they needed a fast learner with an upbeat approach to their work.

The client needed a team player who had 6 months+ office experience and a secretarial course qualification or equivalent.  This was a great opportunity for a graduate who wanted to secure their first job in London, able to use many skills, and have a varied and meaty job. This position would have provided the perfect springboard for a career.