Database administrators work in organisations looking after databases, making sure they work properly and are secure. They are usually involved in planning databases and deal with solving problems and issues that users experience, so need to be clear and patient with good communication skills. Daily duties include things like running tests, monitoring performance, controlling accesses and running back ups and data recovery. You will need a good standard of education to become a data administrator and ideally something like an HND in Computer Science- however there are apprenticeships available for new starters but you’ll still need to demonstrate an interest and skill in IT.
Job Application Letter for Data Administrator
21 Any Street
Dear Mr Manager
Re: Data Administrator
I am writing in response to your advertisement for the above position and am attaching my CV for your information.
I am an extremely organised, analytical individual with excellent IT skills. I have spent the past year managing a complex database for the local council, where my duties have included troubleshooting, testing and diagnostics and setting up access permissions and privileges. I have an excellent understanding of data protection requirements as you would expect from having worked for a local authority and I am used to working within set parameters and procedures. I have been involved with data migration and successfully oversee the implementation of a new database which held the details of over 60,000 people. I have outstanding attention to detail and am methodical and logical, with excellent problem solving skills.
I take a keen interest in developments in the IT world and am committed to my own professional development as well as providing an excellent standard of customer service. I work equally well on my own initiative and as a member of a team and have a flexible, helpful approach to work.
I look forward to hearing from you.