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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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Position: Field Brand Manager Location: Essex Salary: 55,000-65,000 GBP Responsibilities: - Act as a primary business partner to the Retail Operations Vice President - Establish standards, training and development of Brand standards in visual merchandising. - Training and development of Visual Merchandising Field Team. - Training and development of Cluster Manager and District Manager teams in set...
CUSTOMER SERVICE / SALES REPRESENTATIVE NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! EVENTS / IN-STORE PROMOTIONS Penmex are increasing representation for our current clients and we have openings within customer service / sales for Christmas and long term. No experience in customer service or sales is required, however if you consider yourself a 'people person’ with an outgoing personality then Penmex is the place fo...
Sales Advisor Openings at Glasgow Promotions No Experience Necessary! Events / In-Store Promotions Christmas is traditionally our busiest time of the year and as a result we are opening our doors again and have multiple trainee openings in our events sales teams. At Glasgow Promotions we specialise in customer acquisitions through promotional events marketing. No sales experience is necessary as w...
Retail Supervisors with a passion for games, DVDs, gadgets and computers Location: Northfield About Us; · We are a rapidly expanding company currently operating over 200 Stores spanning the UK, Ireland, Spain, America, Australia and India. · We trade games, DVDs, gadgets, mobile phones, computing products, and flat panel technology with customers on the high street, providing a unique 2-way servic...
ROMAN ORIGINALS - SUPERVISOR - BISHOP STORTFORD Retail experience is essential and fashion retail experience is desirable. Supervisory/ management experience in retail is preferable. Flexibility is essential. The post will involve working weekends. This is a part time vacancy for 30 hours over 5 days a week. As a supervisor, your role is to assist the manager in operations, planning and developing...
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an independent, growing company, which operates within the retail sector. They they pride themselves in being able to meet all of their customer's seasonal needs - from footwear and cooking utensils, all the way through to chainsaws and camping; they sell quality products, from famous brands, at competitive prices. They are currently looking for a full-time...
Our client, established in 1798, is a privately-held British jewellery company stores across the UK and internationally. They are currently recruiting a Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant to join their Bond St based team. This is a varied role ideally suited to someone leaving education for the first time who is keen to develop within a growing Marketing Team as a Graphic Designer/ Marketing Ass...
Are you ready for your next Retail adventure? If you have a passion for excellent customer service and love selling clothing within the outdoors industry, then this is the job for you! We are looking for a Retail Shop Manager to drive forward the quality service we continue to provide here in Stamford. Who are we looking for? To fulfil this exciting role you will possess excellent Retail Managemen...
Southampton, South East/Southern, SO14 7FG
To deliver a quality foreign exchange service, maximising the profitability to Kanoo Foreign Exchange whilst meeting and exceeding customer needs and maintaining and adhering to company compliance, controls and procedures. Customer Service (40%) Ø To provide outstanding customer service by placing the interests of the customers first and aiming to exceed customer expectations Ø To build a rapport...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a Retail Assistant in the Woking Sales Coun...
Eastbourne, South East/Southern, BN236QA
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a Retail Assistant in the Eastbourne Sales...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail career development opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for an Experienced Retail Su...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail career development opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for an Experienced Store Man...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a Retail Assistant in the Hanworth Sales Co...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a Retail Assistant in the Bracknell Sales C...
ROMAN ORIGINALS-PART TIME SALES ASSISTANT-BISHOP STORTFORD Experience in fashion retail preferred and a keen eye for fashion is required. Experience in retail is advantageous. Duties include but are not limited to housekeeping, deliveries, stock control and administration. Flexibility with working hours is essential. This post will involve working weekends. There is a part time vacancy for 16 hour...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail career development opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a highly capable and exp...
Tunbridge Wells, South East/Southern, TN23UG
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a Retail Assistant in the Tunbridge Wells S...
Eastleigh, South East/Southern, SO50 7HD
Job Title: Digital Marketing Executive PPC Adwords Location and Postcode: Fair Oak, Hampshire (SO50) Salary: £24K - £30K per Annum, Dependant on Experience Splice Marketing are a dynamic internet marketing agency with a difference. We are passionate about generating real business results for our clients and are now looking for a new member to join our talented team. We are looking for someone who...
Toolstation is one of the UK's fastest growing companies and as such can offer retail opportunities that are second to none! Now owned by Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more! We are currently looking for a Retail Assistant in the Bicester Sales Co...

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