As a sales assistant you will work on the retail front line where no two days are the same because no two customers are alike.
If you don’t work well with people, then this is not the job for you. It’s all about customer service. If a customer is happy then they’re likely to spend more – and come back to spend again. Read More
Food retailer works in businesses large and small – from the biggest supermarket chain to the humblest corner shop or greengrocer.
At the lower end of the scale, you’ll be serving customers, unloading stock and stacking shelves. You could then work your way up into a position where you’ll be ordering and buying stock, working on displays or checking a delivery’s quality. Retailers have jobs for managers, delivery drivers, specialist workers such as butchers or fishmongers – and food retail is a big employment sector. Read More
Retail buyers work alongside merchandisers to pick the right products for display and sale in-store.
It’s a job where initiative is important, as you’ll be choosing which new products to buy and which existing products to stick with or ditch, finding suppliers, negotiating on product price and delivery times, controlling stock, keeping an eye on customer trends so your store doesn’t get left behind and pitching ideas to management. Read More
Business development managers are the driving force behind a company’s success, pitching new ideas, generating new contacts and identifying new sales leads to take the firm forward.
It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re working in, the core role is the same. You’ll be seeking out and following up new business opportunities, planning, preparing and delivering presentations, working on and maintaining good relationships with clients both new and established and writing reports and providing general feedback to the company’s management team. Read More
Defence engineers do not have to join the armed forces, although working for a defence contractor is likely to mean signing a number of confidentiality clauses as you’ll be working on the design and construction of classified military equipment and vehicles.
Modern military equipment is as much about software as hardware, so defence engineers often work on software development and systems engineering as well as in the more traditional engineering realms of production, research and development, electronic and mechanical hardware and the ergonomics behind a particular piece of military kit. Read More
Civil servants work for the Home Civil Service – an organisation that is politically neutral and exists to support and advise whichever government is in power at the time while working to create and deliver public services and policies.
The Civil Service is a huge organisation – 170+ departments covering areas as diverse as finance and the law – so there are many jobs to choose from. Read More
Fishermen work on either large commercial vessels that can be at sea for long periods, catching and freezing huge quantities of seafood as they go, or on smaller boats with crews of just one or two which will go out up to six times a week to bring back their catch.
Either way, the work is physically hard – and that’s when the sea is at its calmest and kindest. Read More
Farmers fall into one of two categories – arable or pastoral.
If you’re an arable farmer, you’ll be out in the fields growing and tending to crops before you harvest them and start the process all over again. Read More