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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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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 Hereford Sales Co...
Clintons is in the business of helping our customers celebrate life’s occasions and those of the people they care about. We understand that all kinds of relationships are to be treasured and we provide ways to enhance and cherish these everyday. Under the leadership of our new owners we have a restructured estate geared towards on-going profitability, investment in our stores and a fantastic new p...
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 Barking Sales Cou...
Temporary Sales Associate – Full time or Part time – Bicester & London Coach, founded in 1941, is America’s premier accessible luxury brand and a leader in international markets. We are a designer and marketer of high quality, promoting a modern approach of luxury lifestyle. Coach offers excellent career growth opportunities, competitive salaries and great benefits within a dynamic work environmen...
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 Bridgwater Sales...
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We operate a 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 career, or even just an op...
Research Analyst - Retail - modelling, statistics, analysis Research Analyst - Job Specification This award winning company are on an upward trajectory and due to their rapid growth have several opportunities for dynamic and ambitious analysts The Proposition The Opportunity to work with many of the UK's leading retail brands Recognised as true experts in the sphere of retail research our team is...
My client are a thriving international media network who are globally connected with over 7,800 employees in 110 offices across 67 countries. They are also a Sunday Times 2013 Top 100 Best Companies to work for (ranking 63 in 2013). In addition to this they hold the IPA Platinum CIPD Award for outstanding Learning and Development, and has done for the last four years. They have almost 100 training...
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow...
The Company An up and coming ladies fashion brand with stores in all of the premium shopping centres up and down the UK. Well known for maintaining a luxury shopping environment with a high street price point, this multi-channel business is intending to double its store portfolio over the next 12 months. The Role As Supervisor/Floor Manager you will be responsible for the profit and loss of your s...
Car Sales Executive Based in: Birmingham, West Midlands Salary: £15k Basic, £30k - £35k OTE Our client, a franchised car dealership in the Birmingham area have the requirement for experienced Car Sales Executives to join their successful team. Our Client is seeking an experienced Sales Executive to join their existing team. The successful candidate will need to be driven, self-motivated and focuse...
Telesales (Warm Leads) £16,600 (OTE £23,000 - £24,000) Dunfermline Are you an enthusiastic sales professional who is looking for an exciting career within an ever changing sales environment? Do you enjoy working to sales targets and driven to earn extra bonus based on great performance? Do you have a fun and enthusiastic personality and find it easy to build rapport with customers? If you have ans...
Clintons is in the business of helping our customers celebrate life’s occasions and those of the people they care about. We understand that all kinds of relationships are to be treasured and we provide ways to enhance and cherish these everyday. Under the leadership of our new owners we have a restructured estate geared towards on-going profitability, investment in our stores and a fantastic new p...
We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Sales Executive to join our Clients team, who can demonstrate natural ability. We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious, self-motivated individuals to drive sales forward. If you have exceptional Customer Service skills and are target driven, this is the role for you. Realistic commission structure OTE £25,000 and great incentives Benefits: * Ex...
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow...
Up to £23,186 + bonus up to 10% + pension + 28 days’ holiday + more Location:Kingston On Thames There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here, you’ll really get to know our customers, provide the very best service around and get involved with the running of every aspect of a successful store. We love people from different retail backgrounds. So...
Clintons is in the business of helping our customers celebrate life’s occasions and those of the people they care about. We understand that all kinds of relationships are to be treasured and we provide ways to enhance and cherish these everyday. Under the leadership of our new owners we have a restructured estate geared towards on-going profitability, investment in our stores and a fantastic new p...
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow...
CREDIT CARD SALES ADVISOR EVENTS / IN-STORE PROMOTIONS Penmex have been given the opportunity to venture into the credit Market. For many years Direct Marketing was the main avenue for customer acquisition for all of the big lenders but naturally when the crash came and no one was lending, the Marketing budgets plummeted simultaneously. Slowly but surely things have got better and as we begin to m...
TRAINEE SALES ASSISTANT FULL TRAINING PROVIDED! EVENTS / IN-STORE OPENINGS Coming up to Christmas we are expanding our events portfolio and we are looking for a new team of 15 people. The type of people we are looking for will be confident and self-motivated with an outgoing personality. THE ROLE You will be representing our telecoms client at our promotional events. You will be required to have a...

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