Buying, Selling & Retail

Buying, Selling & Retail

Factors to consider when thinking about a career in Buying, Selling and Retail:

  • retail is the UK’s largest private sector employer with around 2.8 million employees (Skillsmart Retail, 2011).
  • offers extremely diverse opportunities in a range of areas from buying, merchandising and store operations, through to marketing, HR and finance.
  • many graduate schemes exist in retail, particularly with the large, leading companies
  • opportunities also exist with smaller establishments.

Each section below gives you links to information on specific career areas – work activities, related professional bodies, employers/job search and other relevant information.

Related links

Getting started

Professional bodies

Employers and vacancy sources