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Graduate (Assistant Buyer)

Rise Technical Recruitment

Graduate (Assintant Buyer / Full Training) £18,000 - £22,000 Company benefits Training and development Pershore, Worcestershire (Commutable from: Worcester, Evesham, Bidford on Avon) Are you a recent Graduate, looking to join a market leadin

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Sales Assistant - Graduates Welcome

SLS Recruitment

Sales Assistant - Graduates Welcome Our client is an expanding sales and marketing company who requires ambitious individuals for their Northampton location. They are looking for ambitious graduates, students or generally strong minded individuals that th

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Graduate / Entry Level Open Day - Buying / Merchandising / Marketing

Signet Jewellers

A great chance to find out more about roles in Buying, Merchandising, Marketing and Digital Graduate / Entry Level Open Day - Buying / Merchandising / Marketing Signet Jewelers - H.Samuel & Ernest Jones Borehamwood, Thursday 30th May, 2019 The first step

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£22,087 per annum

Trainee Merchandiser - Graduate

Next

A 12-18 month scheme designed to support the Merchandising team on a daily basis while acquiring the required skills to develop as a future Merchandiser. About the team Working alongside your Buying, Technology and Design colleagues, you will support the

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Graduate (Assistant Buyer)

Rise Technical Recruitment

Graduate (Assintant Buyer / Full Training) £18,000 - £22,000 Company benefits Training and development Pershore, Worcestershire (Commutable from: Worcester, Evesham, Bidford on Avon) Are you a recent Graduate, looking to join a market leading company of

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19 Jul 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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£17,000 per annum

Graduate Merchandiser

Better Placed

Graduate Fashion Merchandiser Leeds c17k - c20k Better placed are delighted to partnering up with a well established fashion retailer based in Leeds within a close commute of Wakefield, Harrogate and Bradford. They're looking for a Graduate Merchandiser,

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Merchandising Assistant (Graduate) - Fashion

Rise Resourcing

Graduate Job | Merchandising Assistant | Fashion | Greater Manchester Brilliant opportunity for a recent graduate wanting to further develop career in Merchandising. Our client has over 10-year industry experience and trades from nearly 100 stores in UK.

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Poole, Dorset
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate / Junior Buyer

TestLink Services

We have the ideal opportunity for a bright trainee or graduate with aspirations of becoming a Technical Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing or Procurement Specialist or Supply Chain Coordinator. This full-time role is based in our Poole head office. This

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Graduate Import Merchandiser

NJR Recruitment

Graduate Import Merchandiser Location: Greater Manchester Apparel Are you a Fashion Graduate with a placement year in an Import company? Or are you a Junior Import Merchandiser looking for a new challenge? I am recruiting for a fashion supplier based in G

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Graduate Marketing Sales Assistant

Nonpareil Associates

Graduate Openings - Marketing / Sales Are you ambitious & self-motivated? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments? Do you want to take your career to the next level? If you answered yes to all of the above, we want you Nonpareil Associates is a direct ma

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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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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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Graduate Import Merchandiser

NJR Recruitment

Graduate Import Merchandiser Location: Greater Manchester Apparel Are you a Fashion Graduate with a placement year in an Import company? Or are you a Junior Import Merchandiser looking for a new challenge? I am recruiting for a fashion supplier based in G

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Graduate Sales Merchandiser - DIY Products

BMS Graduate Recruitment

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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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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Graduate Sales Merchandiser - DIY Products

BMS Graduate Recruitment

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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Sales Assistant - Graduates Welcome

SLS Recruitment

Sales Assistant - Graduates Welcome Have you just graduated but not found the right role yet? Do you want to stay away from going down the route of bar work? Usually, at this time of year students graduate and hit the job market and not know what they wan

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Graduate Merchandiser

Better Placed Marketing

Graduate Fashion Merchandiser Leeds c17k - c20k Better placed are delighted to partnering up with a well established fashion retailer based in Leeds within a close commute of Wakefield, Harrogate and Bradford. They're looking for a Graduate Merchandiser,

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£250 - £450 per annum

Sales Assistants - Graduates Welcome

SLS Recruitment

Sales Assistants - Graduates Welcome Our client is an expanding sales and marketing company who requires ambitious individuals for their Nottingham location. They are looking for ambitious graduates, students or generally strong minded individuals that th

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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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