If your friend is working as secretary and wanted to change the line of his career then he should have given this post. Why you are giving this post on his behalf? Is it that you have given post for yourself but to protect your identity, you have referred yourself as "friend"?
Anyway, your "friend" has couple of options. He can move into HR or Admin or Logistics or Purchase department. You have not given his qualification correctly. What is MBA (General)? What is his basic qualification?
I conduct the training programmes for secretaries. In this training, I handle one of the modules as "career planning for secretaries". In this training, I help help my participants in doing SWOT Analysis of their career.
While making lateral move, tell your friend to do it in the same company. Change of career is always easy in the current company rather than changing the company itself.
All the best!
Change of career is rare but not uncommon per se. Just two days ago, I conducted training programme on "Improving Purchasing Negotiation Skills" at Delhi. Sitting in front of me was one of the participants who was ex-HR. She did her MBA in Strategic HR from some university in UK. She told that jobs are not available that are suitable to her background and she did not wish to do other HR jobs. So she thought of entering in Supply Chain Management (SCM).
All the best to your friend.
]Dear Mr. Dinesh Divekar,
What a professional reply - !!!!!!!!!!!!
I have communicated your message to my friend and he is happy with your advise
Thanks a lot