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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Get into retails with Marks & Spencer
Location:
Norwich City Centre
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 interested in getting into work:
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(Board Game) Warehouse Apprentice - Norwich
Salary:
£4.00/h starting wage, increasing with experience.
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Zatu Games is a young, up-and-coming online retailer ready to change the game when it comes to employment. Our mission is to sell top quality board games, collectables and merchandise at great prices, whilst spreading the word that board games are the future!
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Warhammer Retail Sales Assistant - Norwich
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Do you want to be part of a small dedicated team that is responsible for growing sales in a Games Workshop or Warhammer retail store? Are you excited by engaging constantly with customers, understanding what’s important to them and responding appropriately?
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Career Pathways
Making decisions about your future can be daunting. With so many options and so much information, the process of choosing your next move can be more than a little confusing. Perhaps you’d like to study a vocational course at college. Maybe you’d like to find o...
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We're only looking for the best people.
Are you amazing and completely obsessed with shoes?
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Great trucks require great people
At DAF we pride ourselves in the exceptional level of products, service and support we offer to our customers. This would not be possible without our high standard of quality employees. If you would like to work in an ambitious organisation in the automotive i...
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