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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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General Building Plastics has been trading for over 20 years, we now have 5 branches in Central England and we require a Branch Manager for our busy trade counter in Shrewsbury. The trade counter is open from 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Not only will you be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the branch you will also be required to visit customers with...
Post Office Clerk Salary: Minimum wage Location: Rishton Post office, Blackburn Hours: 25 hrs per week The post holder will be expected to ensure the provision of excellent customer service across the range of Post Office transactions and products within a small Sub post Office based in Rishton. Position requirements •Postal experience essential •High level of customer service •High level organisa...
CUSTOMER SERVICE / SALES ASSISTANT EVENTS / IN-STORE PROMOTIONS WE WILL TRAIN! Glasgow Promotions have immediate openings within customer service / sales. Applicants MUST be 18, professional, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. With research showing many consumers are experiencing brand fatigue as a result of continuous, identical above-the-line marketing campaigns, more and mo...
New and Used Car Sales Executive - Franchised Car Dealership in Twickenham (TW1) Salary: Up to £14,000 Basic Salary and Company Car - (OTE) On Target Earnings £30,000+ Hours of Work: Working 5.5 days per week including every Saturday and Sunday on a rota. Please Note * To apply for this position you must reside within 10 miles of Twickenham (TW1) and you must be over 21yrs old and hold a FULL UK D...
ENTRY LEVEL MARKETING / SALES ASSISTANT GRADUATES WELCOME Penmex are currently the number 1 office in the UK for our Finance client and to ensure we keep it that way we are actively seeking 10 new people to come and work with our events sales teams. We have entry level openings in marketing / sales for high achievers who love to win! If you would thrive working in a team environment that is result...
EVENTS SALES ASSISTANT - FULL TRAINING PROVIDED! COME AND WORK WITH GLASGOW'S FASTEST GROWING COMPANY TEMPORARY CHRISTMAS OPENINGS AVAILABLE IJP are an event-based promotional marketing company specialising in new customer acquisition through face to face promotional campaigns. Avoiding traditional forms of advertising in favour of a face-to-face approach, our strategy places our client’s products...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE1 5JF
Retail Supervisors with a passion for games, DVDs, gadgets and computers Location: Newcastle Grainger Street 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 uniq...
IMMEDIATE STARTS REQUIRED! CHRISTMAS SALES ASSISTANT With only 6 weeks till Christmas we are in our busiest time of the year. We have immediate openings in our events sales teams. Applicants must be 18+, available to work full-time hours and be able to commute to our office in Glasgow City Centre. Working as a part of our events sales teams you will be the face of our clients at our promotional ev...
ARE YOU SPORTY & COMPETITIVE? CONSIDER YOURSELF A TEAM PLAYER? MATCH YOUR PASSION FOR SPORT WITH A CAREER! At Dillon Enterprize we believe it is our winning mentality of "number 1 is the only 1" that has laid the foundations for our success. Always striving to do better and be the best is what gives us the edge over our competitors in an extremely crowded market. Our Managing Director is a former...
ARE YOU POSITIVE & PRO-ACTIVE? HAVE YOU GOT AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY? DO YOU LOVE TO TALK? WE WANT YOU! IJP are events-based marketing company located in Glasgow City Centre. We specialise in customer acquisition via face to face promotional marketing and sales campaigns. We are looking for people to join our rapidly expanding events sales teams. Ideal applicants will be confident in their own abil...
TRAINEE SALES OPENINGS TEMPORARY CHRISTMAS WORK AVAILABLE APPLICANTS MUST BE 18+ AND AVAILABLE FULL-TIME Greenhill Direct have trainee openings for immediate start in our events sales teams. Your role will involve speaking to customers face to face at our pre-booked promotional events. It will be your responsibility to engage customers, explain about our clients products and services, handle custo...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE1 7JG
CHRISTMAS SALES ASSISTANT EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE NORTH EASTS FASTEST GROWING COMPANY NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! With only 6 weeks left till Christmas we are in our busiest time of the year. With our head office based in the heart of Newcastle City Centre, at Complete One we specialise in face to face promotional marketing and sales campaigns, mainly promotional events marketing. We are looking...
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...
A brilliant opportunity has opened up for a Franchise Manager in Leicester. Join a leading team: Our client is an on-line cosmetics company. Here's what you will be doing: You will be responsible for driving sales. Your role will also involve providing an excellent customer service. Day to day tasks: Providing excellent customer service Upselling Managing team Visual Merchandising Coordinating pro...
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...

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