Berkshire Retail recruitment agency listing

The retail industry is one of the most important to the UK and despite the recession of 2008, contributes around £500 million to the economy. Retail is responsible for roughly 10% of the UK workforce and is supported by recruitment agencies who look to find the most capable retail staff for their clients. Recruiters will source staff for positions such as sales assistant and stock controller to fill permanent or temporary vacancies.

Retail doesn't have high entry requirements and is largely considered as one of the less intensive fields of work to enter. The average salary for the sector tends to be around £26K although this can vary greatly depending on particular job title. An area manager or buyer can potentially make in excess of £40K a year, whilst store staff or sales assistants seldom make more than £20K. Due to the nature of the industry and demographic of its workers, retail is accountable for more part time jobs than any other sector. Other roles might include retail manager, store detective and HR officer.

The average retail salary in Berkshire exceeds that of the national average with employees expected to earn more than £30K. Due to the current high vacancy rates but also the predicted high levels of growth, Berkshire is considered a future retail 'hot spot' with employment opportunities set to rise accordingly.

There are currently very few job roles in the retail industry that require a university degree, with even managers not having been expected to go on to further education. This being said, many big retailers offer graduate schemes and in this case, qualifications in finance, HR or IT may be necessary. Further qualifications could be needed in future if the industry continues to become technologically driven. Other relevant skills to work in the industry include good verbal communication, ability to work weekends and initiative.

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3 Recruitment Agencies found in Berkshire in the Retail industry
  • We work with organisations of every size, in every sector. We conduct a comprehensive screening interview at registration to completely ensure we have the right profile. We assess their skills using our 'Perfect Match' system so you can focus on your core business and have the pick of the best people available.
    Coverage London, Home Counties and South East
    • Wyvols Court, Basingstoke Road, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY
  • We are a multi-sectoral recruitment Agency with a track record of filling job vacancies within a short time. Candidates that we have placed have attested to a smooth interview process from start to placement. We would like to hear from employers and candidates alike.
    Coverage United Kingdom
    • Brooklands Business Centre, Petersfield Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5DY
  • We at Excite Recruitment are experts in recruitment for the 'Hospitality, Service & Leisure' industries. We are a very dedicated team offering extraordinary vacancies, which can span from around the corner to around the globe. We look forward to working alongside you with exciting opportunities. Thanks.
    Coverage UK National & International Recruitment
    • 24 Charvil House Road, Charvil, London and Berkshire, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9RD
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