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About retail

The retail industry offers a wide range of jobs to pursue, ranging from customer service and administration jobs, to more senior roles such as visual merchandisers, buyers and account managers.

Retail jobs are varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work across a diverse range of environments which include, but are not limited to, supermarkets, speciality stores, fashion outlets, warehouse stores and online-only.

Whether you’re working behind the scenes to attract more customers and deliver products to stores, or represent a retail brand on the shop floor, there is a wealth of retail jobs to pursue across the sector, with many opportunities to build a fulfilling career.

Retail Jobs – skills and experience you need

Depending on the retail job you wish to pursue, you will be required to develop a set of niche skills in order to be deemed eligible for the role. For example, an administrator will be required to have basic bookkeeping and research skills, while a driver will need to have the appropriate driver’s license.

Regardless of the job you want in retail, whether it be customer service, administration or sales, retail jobs require a particular set of transferable skills in order to be successful in the industry. Core skills across all retail jobs include, but are not limited to teamwork, communication and adaptability.

A career in Retail

The retail industry boasts a wealth of opportunities for you to develop an exciting and fulfilling career. The great thing about working in retail jobs is that you can build your career from the bottom up, going from customer service advisor, to team leader and even shop manager.

Regardless of the retail jobs you pursue at the start of your career in retail, demonstrating a commitment to the brand and proactively finding ways to attract new business, retain existing customers and increase profits, is sure to open the doors to more opportunities to develop and grow. 

Manchester is a city in the North West England, with an estimated population of 545,500 as of 2017. Known as the ‘uncrowned capital of the north’, Manchester is rich in history, music, art and culture, but also boasts a thriving manufacturing, professional services, media and retail scene.

Manchester hosts some of the biggest names in retail, including Debenhams, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer’s, as well as leading call centres such as Tele Performance, with a high demand for Customer Service Advisors and Customer Service Representatives

Manchester is also home to thriving Legal sector, with numerous law firms including JMW Solicitors LLP and Slater & Gordon Lawyers opening up a host of legal jobs.