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.

In 2020, the total value of UK retail sales was £403 billion and there were 2.9 million people were employed.

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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Total online retailing values increased by 46.1% in 2020 when compared with 2019, the highest annual growth reported since 2008.

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Clothing Customer Assistant (M&S)
Closing Date:
1st October 2021
Salary:
£9.20
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
To deliver a great shopping experience for their customers, putting customers before task every time and champion new ways of working within stores through an open mindset and positive attitude.
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Work Experience Placements
New-U offers flexible and supportive work placements in our clothes and book swap shops in Norwich City Centre Whatever stage you are at on your journey towards work, training or volunteering, we will help you move forward at your own pace.
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You've Got This
‘You’ve Got This’ is a six week course delivered by the small and friendly team at New-U, helping improve the skills you need to help you move towards work or training.
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Retail Apprenticeships
Closing Date:
30th September 2021
Salary:
Various
Location:
Eastern Region, Cambs, Norfolk and Suffolk
Employer Job Title Level Vacancy Reference Number Location Salary Closing Date Peacocks Store Manager Apprentice Higher L4 VAC1000013879 Haverhill £9,369.36 to £18,069.48 25 Sept 2021 Peacocks Store Manager Apprentice Higher...
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Clothing Retail Assistant - Thetford Garden Centre
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
13th August 2021
Location:
Thetford
Main duties will include, proactively selling and serving customers to a high standard and replenishment and merchandising of stock.
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Retail Assistant - Food Hall
Closing Date:
30th September 2021
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Suffolk Food Hall are looking for someone keen to join the team for work experience. The Food Hall is a lively homeware and food shop at The Suffolk Food Hall overlooking the River Orwell. Hours - Can vary (8am-5pm) Dependent on what you can do Days - Monday....
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