Retail and Customer Service

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

There are lots of organisation in Swindon and Wiltshire that offer retail positions. Towns will usually have supermarkets, like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda, chain stores like Next and Home Bargains, DIY stores like B&Q and Homebase, as well as a wide variety of independent shops.
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 2020, the largest sector for employment across Swindon and Wiltshire was retail and wholesale, accounting for 16% of total employment.

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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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