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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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£7.91 per hour + benefits Chorley 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 best service around and enjoy a rewarding career in retail with a company people love to work for. Sharing our no-nonsense, hard working approach, you’ll take great pride in leading one of our successful Trade Sa...
Up to £21, 531 + bonus up to 10% + pension + 28 days’ holiday + more West Yorkshire There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here you’ll help to drive sales and provide the best customer service around at a variety of Trade Counters across the region. We love retail managers from different retail backgrounds. So, your ability to get the best ou...
£7.91 per hour + benefits Huyton There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here, as a Customer Service Supervisor, you’ll really get to know our customers, provide the best service around and take your first step on our retail management ladder. As we’re growing fast - how far you go is up to you. We like people from different retail backgrounds...
£7.91 per hour + benefits Manchester There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here, as a Customer Service Supervisor, you’ll really get to know our customers, provide the best service around and take your first step on our retail management ladder. As we’re growing fast - how far you go is up to you. We like people from different retail backgro...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE1 7JG
Feel like your're stuck at a standstill with no opportunities to develop? Looking to start climbing the career ladder? We want to hear from you! Complete One are an outsource sales and marketing company with offices in Edinburgh and Newcastle. 2014 has been our best year yet and we want to make 2015 bigger and better! As a result we now have multiple trainee sales openings within our events sales...
New year New Career! Is 2015 going to be your year? Research shows that the majority of people finish the year wishing that they could start it all over again. New Years resolutions often include a career change. What if you gave yourself that chance? Every new year gives you the opportunity to start fresh! Fresh goals Fresh job Fresh all round life opportunities both socially and professionally D...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE1 7JG
Do you hate your job? Dread going into work every day? Feel like you're stuck in a rut and your career is at a standstill? Make 2015 your year! Complete One are an outsource sales and marketing company with offices in Edinburgh and Newcastle. We specialise in customer acquisition through events-based marketing campaigns. We are fortunate to be in an ever-growing industry where there are limitless...
TRAINEE SALES ASSISTANT NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! FULL PRODUCT TRAINING PROVIDED! IMMEDIATE STARTS REQUIRED! IJP are a dynamic, vibrant and rapidly expanding marketing / sales / promotions company with offices based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We are actively seeking 15 trainees to work with our sales division at our flagship Glasgow office. The roles are ideally suited to ambitious, confident and en...
Retail In-Store Sales Assistant; Full Time Bring your energy and enthusiasm to this Retail In Store Sales Assistant opening. We are looking for 5-6 individuals for promotions and sales work at different retail sites in Reading. Applicants must be fluent in English, confident, enthusiastic and availabilty for full time hours is preferred. Please see below for the full outline of work involved. We s...
TRAINEE EVENTS SALES ASSISTANT FULL TRAINING PROVIDED! Working with our events sales teams you will be the face of our clients at our high profile promotional events. You will be required to have a strong knowledge of all products, accessories, pricing plans, promotions and service features as well as maintain knowledge of competitive offers. Your role will involve handling service inquiries from...
Immediate Start - Sales and Customer Service Opportunities available in the run up to Christmas and continuing into the New Year! 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 r...
Customer Service / Sales Trainee: No Experience Needed Strategic Five Marketing is an ever growing outsourced sales and promotions company that focus on face-to-face customer service and acquisitions. Previous successful applicants have come from a background of sales, retail sales, hospitality, telesales, commercial sales, estate agents, marketing, promotions, PR, bar managers, middle management,...
Christmas Sales Assistant Events / In-Store Promotions Blue Branch have multiple trainee openings in our events sales teams to be filled ASAP! The openings are entry level, therefore sales experience isn't required. We have a highly skilled team of sales consultants who will provide successful applicants with full product and sales training via one on one coaching and client and In-house workshops...
Manager, Kingston, Surrey, Greater London Accessories - Quirky British Brand! ££ Competitive basic depending on Experience ££ Our client is a vibrant British brand with nearly 20 stores in the UK the company is growing fast! We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and creative Manager to come on board to run their high profile boutique store in Kingston. This is a great time to join the bu...
Company Confidential NG1 6BA
Our client is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help them in the run up to Christmas by working with us in their sales and customer service divisions. Christmas as you can imagine is the busiest time for sales and customer service and because of this we need people to begin immediately working in sales as the busy period begins. These roles cover all aspects of: Client represen...
Company Confidential Aberdeen, Scotland
Our client is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help them in the run up to Christmas by working with us in their sales and customer service divisions. Christmas as you can imagine is the busiest time for sales and customer service and because of this we need people to begin immediately working in sales as the busy period begins. These roles cover all aspects of: Client represen...
Company Confidential Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4DF
Our client is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help them in the run up to Christmas by working with us in their sales and customer service divisions. Christmas as you can imagine is the busiest time for sales and customer service and because of this we need people to begin immediately working in sales as the busy period begins. These roles cover all aspects of: Client represen...
Company Confidential London, London, EC2A 4AW
Our client is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help them in the run up to Christmas by working with us in their sales and customer service divisions. Christmas as you can imagine is the busiest time for sales and customer service and because of this we need people to begin immediately working in sales as the busy period begins. These roles cover all aspects of: Client represen...
Company Confidential Portsmouth, South East/Southern, PO1 4AA
Our client is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help them in the run up to Christmas by working with us in their sales and customer service divisions. Christmas as you can imagine is the busiest time for sales and customer service and because of this we need people to begin immediately working in sales as the busy period begins. These roles cover all aspects of: Client represen...
Company Confidential Norwich, Anglia, NR1 1AA
Our client is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help them in the run up to Christmas by working with us in their sales and customer service divisions. Christmas as you can imagine is the busiest time for sales and customer service and because of this we need people to begin immediately working in sales as the busy period begins. These roles cover all aspects of: Client represen...

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