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More to retail than meets the eye

Do you just think of retail as a part-time job?  Or do you see it as supervising the shop floor?

Then think again.
• Imagine working in finance and being sent to Chicago to help set up the first US outlet for a major retailer
• Imagine flying around the world buying wine for a well-known supermarket chain
• Imagine being the fashion buyer for a high street name, spotting trends and visiting the manufacturers in Asia a couple of times a year

There a many exciting opportunities in retail; they won’t always involve international travel but the range of roles offer a variety of career choices with structured training programmes and career progression:

retail And they go right across the Retail Cycle:


Employers are looking for a passion for retail and evidence of exceptional customer service. Many of them will take graduates with a 2:2.

Top tip from retailers prior to interview:
• Go and look at the stores and their competitors. Have some ideas about what works and doesn’t work and new initiatives that could be introduced.


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