Working in retail can at time be a bit of a nightmare, especially when you’re forced to work in a busy shop, for long hours around Christmas, but what are the main benefits of working in the retail industry?
Well, firstly you can enter without any qualifications and then build on from there. If you know you want to work in retail, then you can apply straight out of school and most companies have scope for progression.
It’s a growing sector and there’s also a lot of job security in retail. There’s always going to be customers that need serving or responding to, and you could stay in a job role for years and years. The retail industry also brings a lot of discounts and bonuses if you’re meeting targets, and this is definitely one of the main benefits, and most shops will provide at least some kind of discount for all staff members. So perhaps it’s actually not so bad after all – especially for those interested in progressing.