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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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A brilliant opportunity has opened up for a Sales Consultant in Essex. Join a leading team: Our client offers a wide variety of high quality perfumes at low cost rates. Here's what you will be doing: You will be responsible for selling and communicating efficiently with staff. Your role will also involve providing an excellent customer service. Day to day tasks: Executing store operations Take cha...
Zachary Daniels Retail Recruitment are exclusively recruiting for; Store Manager - Luxury Men’s & Women’s Fashion Retailer. up to £35,000 + benefits. Help create an unforgettable luxury lifestyle experience for customers and your team with this distinctive, high-profile Luxury Brand. This well-established, high-profile fashion retailer has a solid reputation for its authentic style - - distinctive...
People everywhere are getting fired up for their best Christmas and New year yet. Shouldn't you be too? IMMEDIATE START WITH NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - Customer Service & Sales Opportunities now available in our Clients busy Edinburgh location! This opening would suit someone looking for around 38 hours per week in a Sales and Customer service role. In the Very Busy run up to Christmas and new year...
Immediate Start in Sales / Customer service - No Experience Required! This Sales and Marketing 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 4 weeks away, if you are currently unemployed or unsatisfied with your current working situation a...
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...
Maidstone, South East/Southern, ME141TG
Career opportunities in Maidstone: Please note you must be 18 or over to apply for a role with our client. These opportunities would suit someone loking for around 38 hours per week. Sales and Customer service people Urgently required to join our clients Sales and Customer service team in the extremely busy run up to Christmas and New year! If you are outgoing, enthusiastic, positive and happy to...
Recruiting Urgently in Manchester for the next Sales and Customer Service superstars! A role with our client is offered on an immediate start basis and Full Product and Client training is also provided to help you reach your Maximum potential with this fresh, forward thinking and dynamic Sales and Marketing company. Read on: Our client urgently requires hard working, driven people with an enthusia...
Are you looking for a job for Christmas or something to make a career of? Home Fundraising have fantastic opportunities for you in your location now! With the busy run up to Christmas, this is a great time to join them on a part-time or full-time basis. £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...
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...
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...
Richmond upon Thames East Sheen Twickenham
Store Manager / Retail Manager - £20k - £23k + Bonus How would you like to join a well known retailer where your colleagues are described as friendly, knowledgeable and passionate, that work with a fantastic team spirit and enjoy customer interaction with a friendly smile on their face. My client is looking for an experienced manager who can bring success and experience to help them develop their...
london buckinghamshire berkshire hertfordshire
REPLENISHMENT AND OPERATIONS MANAGER SOUGHT BY FAST PACED, HIGH TURNOVER, VERY SUCCESSFUL, MULTI BRAND LUXURY RETAILER. My Client is a very well established, extremely successful, multi-brand luxury retail, who is enjoying global expansion. As a result they have a vacancy in the London area for an ambitious, enthusiastic and driven operations manager. YOU MUST BE; An experienced store or operation...
Acton EALING RUISLIP NORTHOLT HAMMERSMITH
CONCESSION MANAGER / HOMEWARES MANAGER / HOME INTERIORS MANAGER £20 - 25k & BONUS & OTHER BIG COMPANY BENEFITS My client is one of the leading operators within in the booming home furnishings arena trading nationally from over 200 stores. My client offers successful candidates the opportunity to join an expanding business that can provide genuine career progression opportunities. My client is look...
ENFIELD TOTTENHAM MILE END BARNET WALTHAM ABBEY
STORE MANAGER / GENERAL MANAGER £35 - 43k & BONUS & OTHER BIG COMPANY BENEFITS My client is one of the leading lifestyle & leisure brands within the UK trading nationally from over 400 stores. My client offers successful candidates the opportunity to join an expanding business that can provide genuine career progression opportunities. My client is currently looking for customer focused Retail Mana...
ENFIELD TOTTENHAM MILE END BARNET WALTHAM ABBEY
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER / ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER / DEPUTY MANAGER £22 - 27k & BONUS & OTHER BIG COMPANY BENEFITS My client is one of the leading operaters within in the booming leisure and entertainment arena trading nationally from over 300 stores. My client offers successful candidates the opportunity to join an expanding business that can provide genuine career progression opportunities. My...
Barnstaple Bideford
Role: Centre Manager / Deputy Manager Salary: £24K - £30k + Bonus - Including Bonus £35k uncapped. My client who have over 600 centres and a market leader in the UK with an ever expanding product portfolio are looking for ambitious centre managers and workshop controllers from an Automotive or retail background to join them. Any successful candidate will be joining at a highly exciting time as the...
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...
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...
Northampton, NN12NQ
The Money Shop is part of Dollar Financial Global Corp and was acquired in February 1999. As No 1 in UK, we operate a network of approximately 600 stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Our retail stores primarily offer unsecured short-term consumer loans, secured pawn loans, cheque cashing, money transfer, reloadable Visa® prepaid debit cards and gold buying. Due to our continu...

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