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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - Trainees With No Experience Apply

Acquiro22

Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard to make sure our clients needs are met. We’re looking for FULL-TIME candidates who are able to join the team with IMMEDIATE EFFECT and we've no time to waste so we'll be hosting interviews A

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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - No Experience Needed

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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - Graduates & Trainees With No Experience Apply Location: Leeds City Centre Salary: £20000 - £28,000 OTE Hours: Full Time, Permanent Do you consider yourself a Go Getter ? Are you an ambitious person with average skills

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Graduate Sales Merchandiser – DIY Products

BMS Performance

Full product and Graduate Sales Training from APS UK market leader Extensive product range Product demonstrations and client visits The Role: Selling predominately to specialist distributors as a graduate sales executive your number one aim is to devel

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Graduate Merchandiser

Tagged Resources

The Company: An excellent opportunity for a Graduate Merchandiser to join an established supplier of ladies, men’s and children’s clothing. This is an excellent opportunity for a hardworking and career driven individual to develop working in a fast paced

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Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme German speaking 2019

TJX Europe

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity. In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity. Explore career opportunities

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£18,578 per annum

Graduate Marketing Sales Assistant

NXT Wave

Graduate Marketing Sales Assistant FullTrainingProvided Whether you’re a student, graduate or simply looking for a career change - Could you achieve more if you were given the right tools? Then this is the opportunity for you We believe it’s only right th

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Graduate Marketing and Sales Assistant/ Graduate Trainee

Bamboosh

Graduate Marketing and Sales Assistant Cardiff City Centre Graduates, Undergraduates, School Leavers and Career Changers from all degrees will be considered… The Bamboosh Graduate Business Development Programme has been a key part of our talent strategy f

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Marketing Sales Assistant - Graduates & Trainees With No Experience

Infinity Marketing

Marketing Sales Assistant - Graduates & Trainees With No Experience Location: Marsh Wall - E14 9TP Salary: £16000 - £25,000 OTE Hours: Full Time, Permanent Do you consider yourself a Go Getter ? Are you an ambitious person with average skills but an above

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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - Trainees With No Experience Apply

YFR T/A Acquiro 22

Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - Graduates & Trainees With No Experience Apply Location: Manchester City Centre - M1 6DE Salary: £20000 - £28,000 OTE Hours: Full Time, Permanent Do you consider yourself a Go Getter? Are you an ambitious person with av

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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - No Experience Needed

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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - Graduates & Trainees With No Experience Apply Location: Leeds City Centre Salary: £20000 - £28,000 OTE Hours: Full Time, Permanent Do you consider yourself a Go Getter ? Are you an ambitious person with average skills

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Graduate Marketing Sales Assistant

Element Events

Graduate Marketing & Sales Assistants Needed for an Immediate Start in Manchester City Centre School Leavers, Undergraduates, Graduates, Career Starters Wanted Are you looking for a fun environment, progression and more money? Do you have a winning attitu

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23 May 2019

Merchandising & Buying European Graduate Programme - Italian Speaking 2019

TJX Europe

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity. In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity. Explore career opportunities

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Retail Manager Graduate Opportunity Gowerton

Penguin Recruitment

We have an excellent opportunity for a Retail Manager or Trainee Retail Manager to join an existing and expanding Swansea based Home Improvements Company. Candidates should be educated to degree level or similar with excellent communications skills, smart

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Graduate / Junior Buyer

Randstad CPE

Graduate / Junior Buyer required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business. Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of off highway machine technology? Do you have a background strategicall

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£25,000 per annum

Graduate Sales Merchandiser - DIY Products

BMS Performance

Full product and Graduate Sales Training from APS UK market leader Extensive product range Product demonstrations and client visits The Role: Selling predominately to specialist distributors as a graduate sales executive your number one aim is to develop

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Graduate Sales Merchandiser – DIY Products

BMS Performance

Full product and Graduate Sales Training from ISM UK market leader Extensive product range Product demonstrations and client visits The Role: Selling predominately to specialist distributors as a graduate sales executive your number one aim is to devel

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£18,000 per annum

Graduate Sales Assistant - Not Retail work - 5 Urgent Starts

Acquiro22

Start a fresh new career in Manchester with this fantastic sales opportunity. Do you enjoy representing clients with a fully motivated, well established, fun, lively and energetic sales and customer service team with a great social calendar? Based in the

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Marketing Graduate Sales Assistant - Trainees With No Experience Apply

Acquiro22

Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard to make sure our clients needs are met. We’re looking for FULL-TIME candidates who are able to join the team with IMMEDIATE EFFECT and we've no time to waste so we'll be hosting interviews A

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Retail
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Salary:
£18,000 per annum

Graduate Sales Assistant - Not Retail work - 5 Urgent Starts

Acquiro22

Start a fresh new career in Manchester with this fantastic sales opportunity. Do you enjoy representing clients with a fully motivated, well established, fun, lively and energetic sales and customer service team with a great social calendar? Based in the

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£18,000 per annum
Job type:
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Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Retail
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Ongoing
Salary:
£25,000 per annum

Graduate Sales Merchandiser - DIY Products

BMS

Full product and Graduate Sales Training from APS UK market leader Extensive product range Product demonstrations and client visits The Role: Selling predominately to specialist distributors as a graduate sales executive your number one aim is to develop

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Salary:
£25,000 per annum
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Helping you find a career in Retail Sector

Retail is a diverse industry and there are roles with every different skill set imaginable – from supermarket managers to visual merchandisers (the people who dress shop windows).

In retail, you’ll help with every aspect of creating a great customer experience, from assisting and serving customers to ensuring shelves are stocked and the store is welcoming and attractive. You’ll also get an insight into ordering, merchandising and the entire retail organisation.

As a job sector it is a big deal, employing three million workers across the UK, and totting up hundreds of billions of pounds in sales every year. It is the largest private sector employer in the country.

Working in retail doesn’t just involve working behind the check-out or stocking shelves - there are a wide range of roles, from high-level management to distribution centre.

The industry is going through a massive change at the moment, as many UK retailers are at the cutting-edge of e-commerce and are simultaneously finding their feet in selling their brands through social media – so it’s an exciting time to get involved.


Skills required for a career in the Retail Sector industry
Working in retail means being diplomatic, organised, and – if you’re on the shop floor – being on your feet all day. Here are some other skills that are essential for the industry:
- Ability to Work Under Pressure
- Multi-tasking
- Organisation
- Teamwork
- Verbal Communication
Typical Retail Sector career progression routes
As an industry retail is one of the most flexible in terms of routes to the best jobs.

It is possible to progress from the bottom-up after starting a Saturday job, or to take a variety of formal schemes aimed at graduates – so that part time job you had at uni is likely to be worth hanging onto if retail is an area you want to pursue.

Unlike other industries you don’t need to have a specific qualification, and a lot of progression can be made on the job.

In a head office role within the retail sector you are likely to have a clear career path set out and clear targets that can be worked towards, especially as the majority of retail head offices are large, established businesses with clear pathways for progression – 66% of those working in the sector work for the 75 biggest retail companies.
Typical Career Development for the Retail Sector industry
Although definitely not compulsory, extra qualifications could give you a good advantage as you move forward in your career – especially if you’re planning on applying for management jobs in retail.

The Chartered Management Institute’s Level 5 Management and Leadership award, diploma or certificate, or similar offered by the Institute of Leadership and Management, could be a good place to start if looking for a course. Equally, if you’re looking to progress in areas like marketing, buying, supply chain or HR, check out the professional bodies for these industries to see what they offer (see our Useful Resources section below.)

Side note: according to Retail Choice, managers who hold professional qualifications stand to earn £152,000 more throughout the course of their career than those who don’t – so this is something worth considering!
How much do Retail Sector professionals get paid?
Head office roles within the retail sector will traditionally command higher salaries than those on the shop floor, although management roles in-store can often offer decent packages too.

Equally, some big graduate employers – including Lidl and Aldi – have become famous for the high level of compensation (often around £40,000 + benefits) that they give those on their store and area management graduate schemes.

Here are some average salaries for roles in the industry, according to Payscale:

Retail store manager - £24,650
Retail store assistant manager - £18,995
Retail sales assistant -£14,000
Buyer - £35,391
Operations manager - £35,068
Marketing manager - £32,892
Marketing executive -£24,104
Merchandiser - £28,955
What qualifications do I need for a Retail Sector career
Although many store managers are hired internally or from people who started as school leavers, many retailers also offer fast-track schemes for university graduates to enter into retail management positions.

The application criteria and the specific details of the scheme will depend on the employer. Of course, having knowledge of and interest in the brand and being able to demonstrate previous customer facing experience will be useful in every case.
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