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Administrative Assistant for Office Management (IHK)

Do you have a talent for organisation? Well then, hello!

If you are not only good at planning and communicating, but you also enjoy doing it, then training as an administrative assistant is definitely an interesting option for you.

Course dates

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Entry requirements

  • An extended vocational training certificate – minimum (eBBR)

  • German is not your mother tongue? Language level German B1

What do Administrative Assistants do?

Administrative Assistants carry out administrative and organisational tasks in all sectors. The range of tasks is very diverse, so there is certainly no chance of boredom.

Some of the activities at a glance:

  • Organisation and coordination of office and project-related processes,
  • Cooperating and communicating with internal and external partners,
  • Designing, documenting and maintaining customer relations,
  • Using information, communication and booking systems,
  • Researching, presenting and securing information,
  • Supporting personnel management tasks (e.g. keeping personnel files or preparing employment contracts),
  • Processing procurement procedures, preparing invoices and monitoring payment transactions,

Coordinating appointments, preparing meetings and processing correspondence.

How does the course in office management work?

Your training course as an office management assistant lasts a total of 3 years. In the first and second year, you will learn the theoretical basics of office management. In the third year, you can then get started in practice and application and further deepen your knowledge in a 10-month internship of your choice.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday and are divided into subjects and learning areas. The subjects German/Communication, Business and Social Studies, Business English as well as Sports and Health Promotion cover the general education area. The occupation-specific content is taught in learning fields.

You will complete the training course with an examination at the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

At the end of your training programme, you even have the option of obtaining the advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachabitur) in a 1-year course.

Is this the right job for you?

Ideally, in addition to the joy of organising, you bring the following skills to the training programme:

  • quick comprehension and business thinking
  • an independent way of working and flexibility
  • good communication & interpersonal skills
  • an interest in using a PC and digital media
  • accuracy and a sense of responsibility

Don't worry if you don't see yourself in all the above-listed points. Just apply anyway and we'll find out together, whether the job suits you or not.

Where do office management assistants work?

Basically, you can work in almost any industry, because organisational talent is needed everywhere:

  • Companies in almost all sectors of the economy
  • Public administration (e.g. schools)
  • Associations & clubs
  • Organisations and interest groups

Career opportunities after the training programme

After successfully completing your course, you have many prospects. Not only will you be a sought-after specialist on the labour market, but you can also improve your professional and personal qualifications through further training or study.

Some career and study opportunities in this profession:

  • Business administrator for office and project organisation
  • Business administrator for communication and office management
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics or economic sciences

Next steps

We would like to get to know you and would be happy if you simply registered for one of our information events.

Here we will introduce you to your desired profession or suitable alternatives and explain the training process at GPB College. We will also discuss the possibilities of financial support for your training.

You are welcome to send us your application in advance, consisting of a short cover letter, a curriculum vitae in table form and your most recent school report.

Once all the basic conditions have been clarified, you can start at the earliest possible date. Any questions? Click here for the answers!

And when does it start?

Almost done... just quickly change the language: The instruction language of this course is German, therefore you will find all start dates and course contents only in the German version of the website

Continue in German