About Retail

Retail can be described as the sale of goods for personal or household use or consumption, traditionally via shops or markets but more recently via online retailing.

The industry accounts for £325 billion in sales and one-third of all consumer spending in the UK it employs approx 2.7 million people which equates roughly to 1 in 10 of the working population.

The current UK retail market is dominated by a relatively small number of large stores, who employ 65% of people working in the industry.

Most of the larger organisations will offer some sort of graduate scheme and internal training to enable you to work your way up.

There are many different job roles that you could do from junior assistant at the beginning of your career right through to regional manager, there is plenty of scope for progression in the retail industry and you don't always need qualifications to get your foot in the door.

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Women buy almost 80% of everything that is for sale!

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Butchery Apprentice/Trainee
Closing Date:
1st June 2018
Salary:
Excellent rate of pay dependent on experience
Location:
Heacham, Norfolk
We are recruiting one full time butchery apprentice/trainee for our Walsingham Farm Shop in Heacham, Norfolk.
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Customer Service Advisor - Argos
Salary:
£6.78 (under 21), £8.00 (21+) per hour, plus excellent benefits
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
You will be an advocate for the Argos values, and will do all you can to meet customer expectations – from serving on the till and the collection counter, to providing assistance on the shopfloor, to picking stock in the stockroom.
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Positions at Thetford Garden Centre
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
"We have some roles available to join our fun, hard-working team in our stunning new restaurant with immediate start, either in the kitchen or waiting tables. Full or part-time with some flexibility. Career progression possible plus learn skills transferable t...
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Retail Supervisor - Thetford Screwfix
Closing Date:
31st May 2018
Salary:
Up to - 17,000 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here, as a Retail 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 w...
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Interested in getting into retail?
Location:
Norwich
Marks and Spencer have partnered up with The Prince’s Trust again this year to support Young People into employment. This Retail opportunity is for young people aged 16-25, Not in Education, Employment or Training (or working fewer than 16 hours a week) and...
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Experienced florist vacancy
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Elizabeths The Florists
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