Retail Jobs

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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Ladieswear Assistant Store Manager 27-30k basic (Please only apply if you have worked within ' luxury ladieswear' (i.e. not high street fashion) A beautiful and premium luxury ladies brand know for its superior quality and styling worldwide is looking for a Store Manager for their boutique in Bicester Village (Oxford). Assistant Store Manager Criteria: Strong leadership skills with proven luxury A...
Luxury Retail Sales Assistant Package: 22k basic plus 1% commission and a monthly bonus when targets are met Clothing allowance (£400 per year + 2 pairs of shoes) An amazing opportunity has become available for an experienced sales assistant to join one of the world's premier luxury labels. With a vast list of celebrity and super model clientele, this brand has become internationally celebrated fo...
Mandarin Speaking Sales Assistant - Luxury Retail Luxury retailer based in Bond Street requires a sales assistant who is fluent in both Mandarin and English. The boutique consists of 2 floors and the brand is renowned for selling some of the most beautiful and luxury clothing in the world. Mandarin Speaking Sales Assistant Requirements: You must be very well presented and fluent in both Mandarin &...
Store Manager - luxury retailer - flagship boutique Bond Street 50k basic + commission + bonuses and many benefits IMPORTANT NOTE: Please only apply if you are working as a luxury store manager and are on a similar basic salary (40-50k). We will not consider High street or Designer retailer store manager experience . . . luxury only. Based at their beautiful flagship Bond Street boutique, this lux...
Kettering, NN168JL
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Immediate Start - Sales and Customer Service Opportunities available. Are you an AMBITIOUS individual, frustrated in your current situation and looking for the right opportunity to grow your bank balance? Clover Advertising are looking for fresh faces to join their Sales and Customer service divisions. With high client demand across the region they are now HEAVILY recruiting friendly and enthusias...
Are you still unemployed? Want to get your Career sorted this year? Then look no further! HOME Fundraising have sales & customer service opportunities available in your area on an immediate start basis! They are now getting fired up to take 2015 by STORM and they want YOU! Get paid to raise funds for Charity as a charity fundraiser. Full time / Part time opportunities available. £7 - £10 Per hour...
Immediate starts wanted in Middlesbrough. No experience is required as full client and product training will be provided. Average earnings within this Companies Sales and Customer service divisions are £250 - £350 per week however, top performers can earn CONSIDERABLY more. Read on; Would you enjoy working with a fully motivated, well established, fun and lively team with a great social calendar?...
Immediate Start in Sales / Customer service - No Experience Required! This Sales and Marketing company are currently BOOMING in the extremely busy start to 2015. They want YOU to Join their fast paced and exciting Sales and Customer service team in Manchester! The New Year is here! If you are currently unemployed or unsatisfied with your current working situation and need to grow that bank balance...
Customer Service and Sales Roles. Immediate Start. No Experience Required. Access to Full client, product and industry training. £300-£400 per week average earnings. Our client based in Sheffield, is an award winning, leading, successful sales and marketing company. Due to client demand they are looking for ambitious people who would like the chance for an immediate start in sales, customer servic...
Retail In-Store Sales & Promotions Assistant : Manchester Citipeak Promotions are looking for a new wave of team leaders for their Manchester locations. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a thirst for success to help facilitate this growth and become the future of the organisation. We are seeking candidates with a customer service, retail, or sales background to complete our team. We help...
Tamworth, B783JD
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Birmingham, B54BA
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Solihull, B913GZ
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Birmingham, B24RN
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Coventry, CV11NF
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Dudley, DY51SY
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Solihull, B913GZ
Working at JD JD Sports Fashion Plc has long been established as the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear, principally through the growth of its main retail fascia, JD Sports. The group now has over 400 stores and is continuing to grow. JD Culture We inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standa...
Barber / Gents Hairdresser (Male / Female) opportunity with premier centrally based Kidderminster barbershop. This is a rare chance to join a thriving and growing salon. Would suit an experienced barber looking for full time hours....
Shop Manager, F&B Manager, Store Manager, Food Manager, Catering Manager Floating Shop Manager / Floating Store Manager - Watford Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 Plus Commission and Excellent Benefits Greggs, the home of fresh baking, is the leading bakery retailer in the UK. Expert bakers for the last 70 years, we serve delicious, freshly baked, quality food at great value prices to a million customer...

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