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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Plant Expert
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Closing Date:
16th October 2020
Salary:
£9.74 per hour
Location:
Sudbury, Suffolk
Our experienced plant area team to ensure that our high-quality plants are always looking their best. We create inspiring displays which help our customers to purchase, and therefore increase sales. We are looking for someone who can combine an impressive know...
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Sales Assistant : Dunelm
Closing Date:
23rd October 2020
Salary:
competitive hourly pay rates
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Our store in Norwich are looking for a minimum 20 hours per week Sales Assistant. You will require to be fully flexible over the course of the week. The hours will be spread across the week but will include at least one evening and one weekend shift. The hour...
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Customer Service Assistant : BP
Closing Date:
25th October 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
We don’t just sell things – it’s our aim to ensure that every customer who visits us leaves happy. As a customer service assistant, you’ll spend a lot of time on your feet stocking shelves, serving barista coffee, running the till, cleaning the store and keepi...
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Collections Traineeship
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31st October 2020
You will complete a NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Heritage and Culture over the course of the year completing a port folio demonstrating practical and theoretical skill. You will learn valuable transferable skills such as communication, creativity,confidence, team wo...
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