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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8 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, 244 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, B68 0TF
  • The Advocate Group

    The Advocate Group strive to support high street recovery by supplying executive staff that can revolutionise retail operations. Having developed relationships with names such as JD Sports, Ralph Lauren, La Perla and French Connection, you can trust that our Search and Selection solutions can deliver talent to international brands and boutiques alike. From Merchandising Managers to Category Buyers, we have access to the best staff in the sector.
    Coverage National, International and Global Service
    • 4 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5HG
  • Link2Recruit Ltd

    Link2Recruit have over 30 years exp specialising in th HGV and Industrial market. The 3 Directors all remain hands on and work directly with our Clients, we feel this is our main strength as this provides continuity of temps . We are now recognised as one of the leading Driving/Ind agencies in the Midlands
    Coverage uk wide
    • 52a High Street, Erdington, West Midlands, Birmingham, B23 6RH
  • Plum Personnel

    In a nutshell we'll deliver an efficient service that's competitively priced. We'll actively listen to fully understand and meet your business needs - and won't promise what we can't deliver. You can be assured of a complete professional service underpinned by integrity in all that we do.
    Coverage West Midlands and Warwickshire
    • 699 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, Westmidlands, B91 3DA
  • 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
  • Totally Recruitment Limited

    Totally Recruitment specialise in supplying workers to the industry and cover Transport, Industrial, Engineering and Commercial sectors. We have a strong honest, friendly and ethical approach with our Clients and Candidates and will do our utmost to deliver a first class service. Most of our Clients have worked with us for many years, which is testimony to our personal approach and partnerships.
    Coverage Birmingham, Coventry, Black Country, West Midlands
    • Suite 514, Hawthorns HousernHalfords LanernSmethwick, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands, B66 1BB
    • 4 Granby Avenue, Garretts Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 0SJ
  • Nicholas Associates

    Nicholas Associates is highly respected as an industry leading professional recruitment practice and specialises in recruitment for the following sectors. Executive search and selection Finance and accountancy HR and training Engineering and technical Creative and marketing Commercial Construction sector Food sector
    Coverage UK and Europe
    • Room F03, Regent House, Bath Avenue, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 4EG
  • Flex Recruitment Plus

    Specialising in delivering high volumes of staff to the Retail industry, FlexPlus support clients by supplying personnel that will fit seamlessly into their operations. From Shop Assistants to Store Managers, we have access to work trained professionals of all vocations for temporary or long term demands. Need staff at short notice? Then we can help. We have a philosophy built on providing a responsive service and access to one million workers.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Faraday Avenue, Coleshill, Birmingham, Warwickshire, B46 1AL
    • 282 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV2 4AF
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