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?
Selfridges in London has the largest shoe department in the world stocking 100,000 pairs at any time and selling over 7000 pairs a week

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Get Into Retail with M&S
If you’re aged between 16 - 25 and not in employment, education or training, Make Your Mark could be exactly the programme you’ve been looking for.
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Apprentice Sales Assistant - Norwich
Closing Date:
3rd August 2018
Salary:
£168.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
As an Apprentice Sales Assistant you are the first point of contact for our customers. You will be delivering exceptional customer service and act as an ambassador for the Savers brand.
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Arts and Stationers Sales Assistant (Norwich)
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Full Time, 35 hours over 5 days
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JOB VACANCY - Ruse & Son -Trainee Butcher
Closing Date:
31st July 2018
Salary:
Minimum wage
Location:
Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Traditional Butchers shop seeking a young person age 17 + to train as a butcher. Full training provided through MEAT in Ipswich and in house. 23 hours per week plus training. Please contact Steve New on 01787 378227
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IT Apprentice (Zatu Games)
Salary:
£4.30 per hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Zatu Games is a young and up-and-coming online retailer ready to change the game when it comes to employment. We’re dedicated to selling top quality board games, collectables and merchandise and we’re looking for exciting talent to join our team.
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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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