We all love a little retail therapy in the UK. Online or in stores, as a nation we really know how to shop until we drop – all our money. Retail is vital to the country’s economy and just keeps growing. From selling priceless pieces as an antique dealer, serving customers their morning coffee as a barista, promoting a company’s products as a marketing director or managing entire sales teams for huge businesses, there’s a huge number of opportunities. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level role to get started or ways to work your way up the career ladder to management positions, there are plenty of ways to succeed in this industry. Simply keep scrolling to find more retail and sales roles.
Advertising account executives provide the link between an advertising agency and its clients.
Advertising account planners develop and plan advertising campaigns to make sure they reach the right audience.
Media buyers book advertising space in newspapers and magazines, and on TV, radio and the internet.
Airline customer service agents make sure passengers and their luggage safely board the right aircraft at the right time.
Airport information assistants help passengers in airports.
Antique dealers buy and sell old objects and collectors' items.
Art valuers give advice on how much a piece of art or a collection of art is worth.
Banking customer service advisers provide a face-to-face service in banks and building societies.
Bar staff serve drinks in venues like pubs, clubs, wine bars, hotels and leisure centres.
Baristas make and serve coffee in cafes, coffee shop chains, restaurants and hotels.
Beauty consultants sell beauty products and help customers choose which ones to buy.
Bookmakers organise gambling activities in betting offices, at racetracks and online.
Booksellers buy books from publishers or wholesalers and sell them on to customers.
Builders' merchants sell building and do-it-yourself products and materials to the building trade and the public.
Business analysts work with organisations to help them change and improve.
Business development managers find new customers, and persuade existing ones to buy extra services.
Butchers prepare and sell meat and poultry, and make meat products like sausages, burgers and pies.
Air cabin crew help make sure that airline passengers have a comfortable, safe and pleasant flight.
Call centre operators answer enquiries from customers by telephone, email, webchat, text and post.
Car rental agents hire out and lease vehicles to businesses and the public.
Checkout operators serve customers at tills in supermarkets and large retail stores.
Cinema and theatre attendants help customers visiting entertainment shows.
Conference and exhibition managers plan and run events like trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.
Construction plant hire advisers rent out plant machinery, tools and equipment to builders and the public.
Customer service assistants deal with customers' enquiries, purchases and complaints.
Customer services managers develop service standards, deal with quality control and manage customer service teams.
E-commerce managers manage the sale and promotion of products and services on the internet.
Emergency medical dispatchers handle calls from the public and GPs requesting an ambulance.
Estate agents sell and rent out commercial and residential property, acting as negotiators between buyers and sellers.
Events managers organise and run promotional, business and social events.
Fishmongers sell fish and seafood products, and advise customers on how to prepare them.
Florists sell flowers and design bouquets for weddings, funerals and special occasions.
Franchise owners are self-employed people who've bought a licence to operate a business under an established company's brand.
Garden nursery assistants grow plants in nurseries and garden centres, and advise and serve customers.
A horticultural manager grows plants commercially for use in parks, gardens and public spaces.
Insurance account managers develop business accounts and increase sales of their company's insurance products.
Valuers and auctioneers advise individuals and businesses that buy, sell and rent land and property.
Leisure centre assistants help and supervise visitors using leisure centre facilities.
Letting agents manage rental properties on behalf of owners.
Market research executives help clients find out about people's views on consumer products or political and social issues.
Market traders sell goods such as food, clothing and crafts, and offer services like mobile phone repairs.
Marketing directors plan ways to promote products or brands and increase their company's share of the market.
Marketing executives promote a company's products, services or brand.
Marketing managers plan how to promote products, services or brands and oversee all marketing activity.
Medical sales representatives work for pharmaceutical companies, selling drugs, medicines and medical equipment to health professionals.
Motor vehicle parts persons supply individuals, dealerships and garages with spare parts.
Museum assistants take care of customers and security in museums and galleries.
Music promotions managers publicise recording artists or live music events.
Personal shoppers give advice to customers and suggest products that meet their needs.
Pet shop assistants serve customers and look after animals in pet shops.
Petrol station sales assistants sell fuel and other items to customers in garage forecourt shops.
Pharmacists provide expert advice on the use and supply of medicines and medical appliances.
Pharmacy assistants serve customers and patients in chemists and hospital dispensaries.
Pharmacy technicians prepare and supply medicines for prescriptions, under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Post Office customer service assistants help customers in post offices and at counters in shops.
Public relations (PR) directors manage communications campaigns and strategy for their organisation or clients.
Retail buyers choose products for shops to sell, like clothing, toys, electrical goods and food.
Retail jewellers promote and sell jewellery, watches and accessories to customers.
Retail managers look after stores, motivate staff to achieve sales targets, organise promotional events and monitor industry trends.
Retail merchandisers make sure that goods are in the right stores, or online, at the right time and the right price.
Sales administrators process sales orders and payments, arrange deliveries and offer after-sales support.
Sales assistants sell products and help customers.
Sales managers organise, coach and lead teams of sales representatives to work towards agreed targets.
Sales representatives meet or ring customers to persuade them to buy products or services.
Shelf fillers put stock out on supermarket shelves and in display cabinets. They also remove out of date items and help customers.
Shopkeepers manage their own stores or run stores on behalf of a retail chain.
Stock control assistants keep track of stock levels and make sure there are enough supplies to meet customer demand.
Telephonists, or switchboard operators, answer and connect calls and take messages.
Tourist information centre assistants give information to visitors about transport, tourist attractions and local services and activities.
Train station workers deal with customers and carry out duties in railway stations and on platforms.
Travel agents book business and leisure travel for customers.
Vending machine operators fill, maintain and collect money from machines that dispense products like drinks and snacks.
Visual merchandisers design eye-catching product displays and store layouts to encourage sales.
Wine merchants find new wines and buy and market them.
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