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Retail Job Overview

The retail industry is perhaps one of the most familiar industries. As purchasing goods and services on a regular basis is almost always necessary for most people, it is likely that the majority of the public comes into contact with a retail employee on a weekly basis at minimum. In essence, this industry is involved with the production, distribution and presentation of products to the general public. As can be imagined, this is a very large field and naturally there are numerous positions that require very unique skill sets, for example a retail merchandiser or a retail sales associate.

Retail Job Education Requirements

According to statistics, the level of prerequisite education needed will correlate with the job title. For instance, a sales associate on the floor of a shopping centre may require very little prior education. However, a retail communications consultant or a field service manager generally dictate a higher level of education. On average, most upper-level retail positions will have at least a four-year bachelor's degree in sales, business management, finance or marketing. It should be noted that the relevance of these degrees will depend upon the intended job. Finally, robust communication skills and the ability to work within a fluid environment are important. Those seeking management positions should also exhibit leadership qualities and a talent for handling employee issues.

Retail Job Market

As consumers will always need goods and services, the retail sector is quite robust throughout the United Kingdom. This is also due to its notable diversity in relation to other sectors. With such a broad scope, this industry tends to be able to supersede any pronounced market volatility better than many other areas of potential employment. Still, trends that point to the desire for highly skilled workers are expected to become more prominent as time progresses.

Retail Job Salaries

Current retail sales assistant jobs provide an average annual income of £19,633. The most likely cause for this is due to higher competition and cost-cutting techniques by some businesses.
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2 x security guards required to cover the hours between 6.15am to 5.45pm split role of 34 hours per week including every other Saturday 6.15am to 4.45pm Job Title: Security Guard Responsible to: Shop Manager Main Objectives: To monitor the shop and yard against theft Job Specification: • Liase with the shop manager on any aspect of theft or security • Check for customers who behave suspiciously •...
Merchandise Assistant (ENTRY LEVEL) Retail Support Centre Contract Type: Permanent Contract Hours: Full Time Posted: 06/10/2014 Salary: £18,870 + Company Benefits Closing Date: 03/11/2014 Your role is important Here at Mothercare, we place our customer at the heart of our business. And it's a business made up of many parts, each one critical to the smooth operation of a successful UK and internati...
Manpower are currently recruiting for a Store Manager for our client based in Windsor. Previous experience as a retail manager is essential, please find below the main duties and responsibilities of the role: As Store Manager we are looking for a well-rounded and commercial 'retail manager' who is proactive in their approach and can work using their own initiative, fashion experience desirable, ho...
Manpower are currently recruiting for a Sales Advisor to join a well-known business in the Slough area. It is essential that you have customer facing experience, either in a Customer Service retail or administration role. The role includes up selling products and services available from the business so they are looking for someone who is comfortable with this and working to targets. If you have pr...
Canary Wharf, e14
Amazing opportunities available for our lively but busy sales company in the heart of the Docklands area, and we are looking for vibrant and confident individuals to join our expanding sales team this autumn winter to be a part of our growth into 2015. Our openings are available immediately on a full time basis so apply now to be considered immediately. If you are seeking an opportunity to build a...
6 month contract for an experienced BCSC Shopping Centre Manager (or Shopping Centre Operations Manager or Marketing & Commercialisation Manager looking for that next step) for a project based role in London. You'll be responsible for enhancing the overall profitability and performance of the shopping centre, take advantage of all marketing and PR opportunities. In addition you'll also adopt the r...
The Automotive Aftermarket parts industry has a need for a NEW dynamic, modern thinking, customer focused car parts distributor. A company built on traditional family values, a company that cares about the customer experience. The time has come to give the customer what they want. APX Autopart Express. Change has come. There are few people in the automotive industry that need no introduction. APX...
Maidstone, South East/Southern, ME141TG
Sales and Customer service people Urgently required in the extremely busy run up to Christmas and New year! If you are outgoing, enthusiastic, positive and happy to help, you could be just the person our client is looking for! You don`t need experience as they have a great, fun team to get you going on the path to success. These openings don't end after the Christmas and New year period. Our clien...
£7 - £10 per hour with UNCAPPED BONUSES. Get paid to raise funds for charity Use your sales or door to door experience to change the world for the better! *THIS COMPANY HAVE REACHED THEIR 1 MILLIONTH DONOR* Working for Home Fundraising will mean you're raising money for some of the UK's biggest charities. Unlike many companies, however, they do pay you a decent basic wage as a Charity Fundraiser s...
People everywhere are getting fired up for their best Christmas and New year yet. Shouldn't you be too? IMMEDIATE START - Customer Service & Sales Opportunities! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! In the Very Busy run up to Christmas and new year this company are looking to recruit a minimum of 25+ people to start in their Sales team ASAP. If you have a presents list as long as your arm and Christmas nights...
Our client is an award winning sales and marketing company based in W5. It has consistently been generating revenue and increasing customer bases for national and multinational clients. Whilst representing these clients and playing a very important role in ongoing business success, you will have the opportunity to develop your own skills in all aspects of sales and customer service. The skills our...
Middlesbrough, Tyne-Tees, TS15AT
Immediate starts wanted in Middlesbrough. No experience is required as full client and product training will be provided. Would you enjoy working with a fully motivated, well established, fun and lively team with a great social calendar? Based in Middlesbrough, this company are well established, successful and are constantly growing. As a result, they are looking to recruit for their team. The rol...
Immediate Start in Sales / Customer service - No Experience Required! This company are currently BOOMING in the extremely busy run up to Christmas and New Year. They want YOU to Join their fast paced and exciting Sales and Customer service team in Manchester! Christmas is now only 8 weeks away, if you are currently unemployed or unsatisfied with your current working situation and need to grow that...
Durham, Tyne-Tees, DH1 1AD
BITESIZE VENDING LIMITED is a British company, incorportated in January 2000 that has developed an effective business format for the promotion and marketing of confectionary products. In conjunction with Masterfoods (Mars) Ltd., one of the U.K.'s leading confectionery manufacturers, we market brand-name products using self service machines in leisure outlets, offices, factories, staff rooms and ot...
BITESIZE VENDING LIMITED is a British company, incorportated in January 2000 that has developed an effective business format for the promotion and marketing of confectionary products. In conjunction with Masterfoods (Mars) Ltd., one of the U.K.'s leading confectionery manufacturers, we market brand-name products using self service machines in leisure outlets, offices, factories, staff rooms and ot...
6 month contract for an experienced BCSC Shopping Centre Manager (or Shopping Centre Operations Manager or Marketing & Commercialisation Manager looking for that next step) for a project based role in London. You'll be responsible for enhancing the overall profitability and performance of the shopping centre, take advantage of all marketing and PR opportunities. In addition you'll also adopt the r...
BITESIZE VENDING LIMITED is a British company, incorportated in January 2000 that has developed an effective business format for the promotion and marketing of confectionary products. In conjunction with Masterfoods (Mars) Ltd., one of the U.K.'s leading confectionery manufacturers, we market brand-name products using self service machines in leisure outlets, offices, factories, staff rooms and ot...
BITESIZE VENDING LIMITED is a British company, incorportated in January 2000 that has developed an effective business format for the promotion and marketing of confectionary products. In conjunction with Masterfoods (Mars) Ltd., one of the U.K.'s leading confectionery manufacturers, we market brand-name products using self service machines in leisure outlets, offices, factories, staff rooms and ot...
BITESIZE VENDING LIMITED is a British company, incorportated in January 2000 that has developed an effective business format for the promotion and marketing of confectionary products. In conjunction with Masterfoods (Mars) Ltd., one of the U.K.'s leading confectionery manufacturers, we market brand-name products using self service machines in leisure outlets, offices, factories, staff rooms and ot...
Darlington, Tyne-Tees, DL1 1AR
BITESIZE VENDING LIMITED is a British company, incorportated in January 2000 that has developed an effective business format for the promotion and marketing of confectionary products. In conjunction with Masterfoods (Mars) Ltd., one of the U.K.'s leading confectionery manufacturers, we market brand-name products using self service machines in leisure outlets, offices, factories, staff rooms and ot...

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