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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Agricultural Store Specialist Location: Bridgend Salary £ Competitive + Benefits Are you passionate about agricultural and customer service and looking for a new challenge? Countrywide is the leading supplier of products, services and advice to the rural community. Countrywide operates throughout the UK and has a turnover in excess of £200 million, and employees surpassing 1,000 across the group....
£9.06 per hour + benefits Location: Woodford Green 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 Sales Assistant (Customer Service Advisor) CAPS15994 Gerrards Cross £13,520 P/A pro rata + Bonus + Commission Permanent – Part Time Established in 1876 our client has over 40 stores across the South of the UK and offers contemporary furniture and inspirational homewares at affordable prices. They are looking to recruit an ambitious, confident and enthusiastic Sales Assistant who can represe...
Darlington, Tyne-Tees, DL14PT
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...
Up to £23,186 + bonus up to 10% + pension + 28 days’ holiday + more Location: Orpington 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, your a...
Retail Store Manager £30,000 - £35,000 + benefits Boston The Job: We're EE, home to Britain's first ever 4G network and one of the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work for. Right now, we're stepping things up a gear - rolling out double speed 4G and a new wave of services that will take the EE experience from superfast to turbo charged. But when it comes to jobs, our high street stores are wher...
Ashford, South East/Southern, TN270WW
Job description We want to change the way we speak to our high street customers. We want to make things simpler and clearer, and we're aiming to lead the industry for helpfulness and service. Which is why we'll need you to make a real connection with customers - listening to their needs, exploring their aspirations, and explaining exactly how we can help. You'll promote and sell everything from mo...
Retail Sales Assistant (Customer Service Advisor) CAPS15995 Witney £13,520 P/A pro rata + Bonus + Commission Permanent – Part Time – 15 hours per week Established in 1876 our client has over 40 stores across the South of the UK and offers contemporary furniture and inspirational homewares at affordable prices. They are looking to recruit an ambitious, confident and enthusiastic Sales Assistant who...
Up to £23,186 + bonus up to 10% + pension + 28 days’ holiday + more Location: Chessington 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, your...
Position: Car Sales Executive Location: Worksop Salary: Basic salary, (£40,000 - £50,000 OTE plus uncapped earnings) and quality fully expensed company car The Company: Stoneacre Motor Group are quickly becoming one of the country’s leading motor retailers with 29 dealerships nationwide employing over 1000 people. The Role: We currently have fantastic opportunities for experienced, enthusiastic, h...
Retail Deputy Store Manager (Sales Manager, Deputy, Supervisor) CADH15996 Finchley £15,100 P/A + Bonus + Commission Established in 1876, our client has over 40 stores across the South of the UK and offers contemporary furniture and inspirational homewares at affordable prices. They are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive and team orientated Deputy Store Manager with a strong and tenaciou...
£20,114 OTE This is a fantastic opportunity to join the local Hospice for Harrow and Brent. They look after people with cancer and other serious progressive illnesses in this community. All of their services are provided free of charge. They must rely on the income from their shops and the generosity of their supporters for 70% of their funding. Their shops are considered amongst the most successf...
Store Manager We are currently looking to recruit a Store Manager for the Belfast Area. Reporting to the Area Manager you will have accountability for achieving sales, salaries and stock loss targets for your store with a typical annual turnover of £3-£5m. Working with a small management team you will take ownership for recruiting, training and managing a team of up to 30 staff. The Person Experie...
Shop Manager 37 hours per week - £15,640 - £17,812 per annum Permanent An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Retail team in one of our shops for an experienced retail Shop Manager. As a Shop Manager you will manage an Assistant Shop Manager along with a team of volunteers to generate income and maximise sales of donated and bought in stock. You will responsible for the day to da...
Job description We want to change the way we speak to our high street customers. We want to make things simpler and clearer, and we're aiming to lead the industry for helpfulness and service. Which is why we'll need you to make a real connection with customers - listening to their needs, exploring their aspirations, and explaining exactly how we can help. You'll promote and sell everything from mo...
We are on the look out for experienced Store Managers with a hands on approach. An exciting opportunity has become available for a Store Manager to join an expanding value for money retailer at their successful Worcester store The company has seen fantastic growth, since it founded in the early 2000s with a handful of stores it now operates in more than 200 outlets across the UK and Ireland offeri...
Store Managers with a passion for games, DVDs, gadgets and computers Location: Worcester 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 service. ·...
Bromley, South East/Southern, BR1 1EA
We are currently recruiting for a highly skilled manager to join our team in our Bromley store. Why Dreams? We talk beds, we think beds we even dream about beds. It's our love of beds and a great night's sleep that unites us. We're the UK's leading bed experts, by listening to our customers and truly understanding their needs we can help more people choose the right bed for them. The Role Reportin...
We are currently recruiting for a highly skilled manager to join our team in our Bromborough store. Why Dreams? We talk beds, we think beds we even dream about beds. It's our love of beds and a great night's sleep that unites us. We're the UK's leading bed experts, by listening to our customers and truly understanding their needs we can help more people choose the right bed for them. The Role Repo...
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 Senior Retail Assistant in the Aston Sale...

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