Job hunting information
Employers want staff with good communication, organisational, creative, time management and teamwork skills. Many employers are willing to train up staff who are new to the sector. Skills developed working in retail are transferrable across many industries, giving a good headstart for further career progression.
Despite retail being a large workforce, retail managers are in demand. The retail services sector is predominantly comprised of small businesses, although there are many large companies that have large exposure.
Most businesses in this industry need a good social media presence and strong digital technology use.
If you are considering a pathway into work it would be best to approach employers directly, they will often have signs in their shop windows advertising for staff. Also check the websites of large retail businesses, as they will typically have recruitment information on their site.