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Sales and Retail Assistants

Sales and retail assistants demonstrate and sell a variety of goods and services in shops, stores, showrooms and similar establishments.

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About this Career

£11,557

Average salary

New workers start around £4,643.48. Normal pay is £11,557 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £21,543.83.

577

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Handles returns and deals with customer complaints.
  • Arranges and replenishes goods on display stands, undertakes stock checks and assists with the receipt of deliveries from suppliers into the stock room.
  • Receives full or partial payment, checks validity of form of payment, writes or prints bill, receipt or docket and packages merchandise for customer.
  • Advises customer making major purchase on credit terms and arranges finance as appropriate.
  • Advises customer on selection, purchase, use and care of merchandise and quotes prices, discounts and delivery times.
  • Discusses customer requirements, including type and price range of goods/services desired.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

The number of unique job postings in your area that have listed this skill in the last year.

Skills

Job postings

Speaking
53
Writing
53
Critical Thinking
51
Reading Comprehension
49
Active Listening
48
Mathematics
41
Learning Strategies
33
Active Learning
31
Monitoring
26
Science
4

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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