Retail Sales and Customer Service

There are approximately 287,000 retail outlets in the UK. Would you like to be working within one?

In Coast to Capital there are lots of organisations that offer retail positions. All the towns and cities in the Coast to Capital region have retail stores such as large supermarkets like Tesco, Aldi and Asda. The two cities in the region, Brighton & Hove and Chichester, are also famous for their independent shops. Gatwick Airport has 100s of retail outlets. A few examples of other retail companies in the Coast to Capital region that always offer a range of employment opportunities include The Co-op and Marks & Spencer.
The retail industry is responsible for the buying and selling of goods, from a chocolate bar to a car. It’s one of the largest industries in the UK, covering entertainment, fashion, food, health & beauty, homewares, sport & leisure and technology. Although there has been a move away from people buying on the high street to buying online, there are still many people employed in retail. Whether you fancy selling clothes, fresh fruit and vegetables or pet supplies there are lots of opportunities to work face to face with the public providing goods and services. These jobs can be at all levels and often provide flexible working and part-time opportunities too.
In the Coast to Capital region, the retail sector is the second biggest, with well over 80,000 jobs in shops, online sales and wholesale retail businesses.

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What you'll need

You’ll need customer service skills, patience, the ability to work well with others, excellent verbal communication skills, a desire to help people and the ability to sell products and services.

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