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Retail careers, jobs and qualifications

The UK retail sector is huge with 286,000 retail stores UK-wide.

Job roles within the retail sector are hugely varied and range from part time employees with no qualification to full time graduate and post-graduate roles working across such areas as: buying, distribution and logistics, merchandising, marketing and PR, sales and store operatives, IT, HR, finance and accounting to name just a few.

Retail Job Roles Explained

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Retail is a huge industry and as such there are many, many job roles involved.  We’ve taken a selection and these retail job roles are explained below. Retail sales jobs Sales is by far the biggest area of retail work and again roles are available at a variety of levels. Sales roles also differ depending on the organisation that you ... Read More »

Careers in wholesale and retail

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The wholesale and retail sector needs 2 million employees by 2022 and careers in wholesale and retail are not just customer service roles. Factors like the ageing population, technological developments and changes in the way people like to shop are reshaping the way the wholesale and retail sector operates, which in turn affects the types of jobs and careers on ... Read More »

Start Your Own Retail Business – How To Be A Florist

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Want to start your own retail business? Kate Maxwell runs her own floristry company and told Moving On how she planted the right seeds to grow the business. “I finished school with eight GCSEs and an Advanced Level GNVQ in Art and Design (GNVQs are now called BTECs).  I then went to The University of Central England (UCE) in Birmingham, ... Read More »

Retail Jobs – Behind The Scenes And Beyond The Shop Floor

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Retail jobs aren’t just about shop work – some not-on-the-high-street retail roles may be less well-known but they’re still well worth knowing about! When you hear the word ‘retail’ you immediately tend to think of shops, stores and supermarkets – places that sell stuff. They can be small, independent  or family-run shops, big supermarkets, vast department stores, convenient corner shops ... Read More »

Let Skillnet find an Apprenticeship for you

With Apprenticeships in more than twenty disciplines and a network of thousands of employers across the UK, we are able to each year match hundreds of applicants to their ideal Apprenticeship. Automotive | Motor Manufacturing & Engineering | Transport & Logistics | Retail, Sales and Warehousing Subjects include: • Light Vehicle Technicians • Heavy Vehicle Technicians • Body Repair • ... Read More »

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