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.

Did You Know?
It is believed that the UK’s oldest store is in Boxford. Boxford Stores is believed to have been in use since the early 15th century.

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ALL WORK & NO PLAY? WE DON'T THINK SO!
What's the point in working hard if you can't enjoy yourself whilst doing so? We have regular fancy dress days, charity bake sales, parties, board game nights and more to keep up team morale! Sound like fun?
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Shop Supervisor
Closing Date:
17th May 2019
Salary:
£16,139 -£18,868 per annum pro rata
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This role is part time 16 hours per week to include weekends St Nicholas want an individual who can help them make the most out of every donation and develop a stong community presence
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Cook 4 48 FSS
Closing Date:
25th May 2019
Salary:
9.18
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk
Full Time: 39.00 hours per week. DESCRIPTION: We are actively seeking applicants to prepare and cook a variety of menu items in quantity, using standard or revised recipes. You will also assist in ordering food.
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Cook 3 48 FSS
Closing Date:
25th May 2019
Salary:
8.92 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk
Part Time: 32.00 hours per week. DESCRIPTION: We are actively seeking applicants to prepare and cook a variety of menu items requiring little or no processing. Interacts with customers and presents a polite and courteous service to all patrons.
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Night Fill assistant
Closing Date:
31st May 2019
Salary:
To be confirmed
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Night Fill Assiatnt required for QD Newmarket National Minimum Wage Hours of work Mon-Fri 6-9pm
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Saturday Sales Assistant
Closing Date:
31st May 2019
Salary:
To be confirmed
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Saturday Sales Assistant required for the QD store in Newmarket Hours of work are 8.45am -5.45pm To apply go to www.qdgroup.co.uk
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