Working in retail can be extremely rewarding. This ever-growing industry provides a vast range of opportunities for those looking to provide a great service, and work towards making profit. There really is a role for everyone across various stages of the supply chain, from concept of product, to distribution and sales.

Apprenticeships in retail are primarily work-based meaning you’ll undertake most if not all of your training on-the-job. Depending on your prior experience, the level of the apprenticeship and industry you will work in, your apprenticeship will last up to two years. You can then choose to progress onto higher courses.

Careers in retail span well beyond the checkout, and can include...

  • Buying
  • Customer service
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Online sales
  • Stock room management
  • Supply chain management

Interested in an apprenticeship in retail? Vision Apprentices offers retail apprenticeships with employers across the UK.

View retail apprenticeship vacancies

To MAKE IT in the retail industry, you’ll need to have:

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Good communication skills

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The ability to work alone or as part of a team

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A positive attitude

Retail employers we work with

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"They have exceeded all of our expectations. The calibre of candidates selected for us were also of a very high standard and we are delighted with the apprentice we have hired."

Peter Lloyd
Managing director, The Go 4 Group