West Midlands Retail recruitment agency listing

Making around £500 million for the British economy and accounting for 10% of the country's workforce, the retail sector is one of the largest in the UK. After surviving the financial crash at the end of the last decade, job prospects are starting to rise and recruiters are ready to supply the best sales assistants, store managers and distributors in the industry.

Retail is responsible for more part time workers than any other area of employment with typical pay being between £6.50-£7.50 an hour depending on experience. Area managers, managing directors and commercial executives can earn more than £42K a year, whilst sales assistants and window dressers will typically find themselves at the other end of the scale earning around £20K.

The retail industry is responsible for around 16% of the West Midlands economy which makes it the largest in the region. Birmingham is the leading centre in the county and one of the strongest centres in the whole of the UK with the Bullring in particular being of retail acclaim. The average retail salary in the West Midland reflects their industry standing, with £32K being comfortably above other areas of the UK. Job prospects are expected to rise over the next few years with £350 million funding from the government aiming to regenerate the whole of the West Midlands to coincide with the proposed opening of HS2 in 2026.

A degree isn't necessary to enter the field with sales and in-store roles mainly involving on the job training. Most big retailers do offer graduate schemes, although these will be to enter the company further up the pyramid so qualifications in finance, economics or HR will be sought after in these cases. Often the most important qualities in retail aren't knowledge based but more personality driven. Good people skills and initiative are a must to thrive on the shop floor while organisational and financial competence are needed higher up the chain.

 
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5 Recruitment Agencies found in West Midlands in the Retail industry
  • Resilient Management Solutions

    Leadership, Management & Director level Headhunting ONLY via Competitor Analysis & Hierarchy Mapping Services across all market verticals within the United Kingdom & Europe. Our salary brackets tend to start at £40k up to £300k compensation & benefits packages. Pure Search headhunting practice, no job boards & we do not rely on a database. Competitive fixed pricing, no upfront fees.
    Coverage United Kingdom & Europe
    • Ground Floor, Marlborough House, Marlborough Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B46 1SH
  • The Advocate Group

    As a specialist within the Retail Industry, we have a portfolio of respected clients across multiple sectors. The Advocate Group uses a unique selection system to source the most in demand industry professionals for roles from Director down to Junior Management. Our consultants are experienced and are able to respond expertly and efficiently to our clients requirements. Visit our website for more information or call us today.
    Coverage National, International and Global Service
    • 4 Temple Row, Birmingham, Westmidlands, B2 5HG
  • Infinity Personnel Ltd

    Infinity Personnel see Client Services differently. Firstly, we listen. We put a lot of effort into learning about your business, your staffing requirements & seasonal patterns & most sought after skills. Our objective is to become your recruitment partners. Local knowledge & sector specialist approach, have a proven track record with many businesses in the area. We’re pro-active in our attitude, driven by the desire to exceed your expectations.
    Coverage Midlands
    • First Floor, 4-6 Hay Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RF
  • Team Support Midlands Ltd

    Based within Birmingham and covering the Midlands and surrounding areas. Team Support recruit for both temporary and permanent positions. We cover manufacturing, warehousing and logistics (we do not supply drivers), skilled and technical, office, and healthcare.
    Coverage Midlands and surrounding areas.
    • The Jewellery Business Centre, 95 Spencer Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA
  • Catering Services International

    Catering Services International supply staffing solutions to clients within the Retail industry, at all levels. Our talented team of consultants provide a tailor-made service that only commands a fee once a successful placement is achieved and CSI offer very competitive fees for temporary staff supply.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 135 New Union Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2NT
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