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Staff employed as Visual Merchandisers, help to design the displays found inside of shops and in shop windows. They are responsible for presenting goods in a way that entices customers and maximises retail sales.

Visual retail professionals, usually enter into their careers through a background in design or by working their way up the career ladder following taking on an assistant's position in the retail industry. Foundation degrees and degrees in visual merchandising are appropriate qualifications for this line of work, as are qualifications from the British Display Society (BDS). New recruits usually develop their skills on-the-job, with many large retail companies providing structured training programmes for their staff.

Visual merchandisers tend to be employed by fashion and homeware stores. In large retail stores, visual merchandisers may work independently or as part of a large team. Those in full-time positions may work between 37 and 40 hours a week. Late evening work is commonplace as displays tend to be set up when stores are closed to the general public. Part-time work is often available. Employment openings tend to be advertised through design and retail trade publications and recruitment agencies specialising in retail jobs.

Starting salaries for staff involved in creating visual displays are between £12,000 and £16,000 a year, rising to around £20,000 a year for those with experience. Visual merchandising managers may earn up to £45,000 a year.

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  • At Careers In Design our expertise and market knowledge lies within the Architectural, Interior, and Product Design industries. We work nationwide and have helped clients throughout the UK and overseas. We handle design vacancies and search assignments at all levels.
    Coverage UK Nationwide / Overseas
    • Beech House, 28 New Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 7BU
  • Discover Retail has been partnering retailers since we open our doors in 2005. We are extreme specialists in the Retail Operation, Head Office and Retail E-Commerce field. We work closely with our clients identifying the right culture fit and skill set for each individual vacancy - we love retail!
    Coverage Recruit nationally throughout the United Kingdom
    • Lancashire House, The Sidings, Whalley, Lancashire, Clitheroe, BB7 9SE
  • As an established recruitment specialist, we're the chosen recruitment partner for many of the UK's leading retail, hospitality, contract catering and facilities management companies. Detail2Group can help you make the right choice when it comes to furthering your career. We are passionate about delivering fantastic service, giving quality job advice and support. We are committed to matching the right candidates with the right vacancies..
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 4th Floor Hanover House, Charlotte Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4FD
    • 26 York Streetrnrn, London, Greater London, W1U 6PZ
    • Hudson House, 8 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QB
  • Recruiter tip provided by Discover Retail Limited

    When seeking to grow your Visual Merchandising team and you decide to appoint a specialist to recruit on your behalf, it is advisable to make sure your brief is very clear. There are a lot of candidates in VM but sourcing the right one quite often comes down to brand experience / match and culture fit. Time spent providing a detailed brief to your Recruiter will not be wasted.

  • A specialist Retail and Hospitality Recruitment Agency. Experienced consultants with successful track records recruiting across all sectors of Retail. A detailed pre-screening and interview process is conducted for all candidates before submission ensuring that both the skill set and the cultural fit of our shortlist matches the needs of our clients. Excellent rates and rebate periods providing peace of mind and value for money. A focus on retention and after care for our clients that add to the bespoke service Ellis Mack provides.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3DX
  • From senior director level to more junior within finance, HR, marketing, sales, customer service and administration our Office and Contact Centre service is geared towards matching candidates with opportunities which precisely suit their capabilities. We have an established pedigree within the sector and our specialist teams are well qualified to advise and assist your career development.
    Coverage UK wide
    18 Offices Nationwide
  • CEIS has been providing recruitment and business services to various industries/sectors throughout Scotland and further afield since 2006, always using local personnel. Working closely with businesses, CEIS can provide a creative and quality recruitment service, eliminating the time consuming and sometimes expensive advertising and recruitment processes.
    Coverage Scotland, N W, N E, Midlands, Y Shire, H Side, NI
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    • 51 Kyle Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1RS
    • Moorpark Courtrn5 Dava Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G51 2JA
    • 26 Eglinton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8AS
    • 77 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 2AB
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Discover Retail Limited

    Choosing a career in the VM world is very competitive. You have to outshine the competition at all times. When applying for roles and attending interviews it is essential you prepare in detail. VM is a creative role, so you need to think outside of the box! We suggest you put together a 'WOW' portfolio and always ensure before interview a number of stores and detailed creative SWOT is completed. Stand out from the crowd!

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • Our functional Retail practice forms a strong bond with how MBW-i was formed. Well connected with a strong presence in the market, our teams are supported by a dedicated team of professional researchers. We are proud to be associated with some of the worlds leading brand names, assisting them with their critical hire appointments across multiple disciplines! If you have a hard to find appointment and need professionals call us now!
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • Retail is our niche market. Our specialist sector is In-store retail support. Our consultants have over a decade of experience of working within the industry, therefore we have a good understanding of the market and what it takes to represent your company and brand. We are able to provide a complete support service to suppliers and retailers on a nationwide basis; from merchandisers, stock takers and replenishes, to SEL and POS knowledgeable staff.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • 15 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, Stockport, SK8 5AF

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Visual Merchandising Salary Rates
Low Pay:£16,000
Medium Pay:£26,500
High Pay:£37,500
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