Retail Jobs: work as a shop assistant in Manchester

Manchester is one of the UK's largest cities, and there are over 2 million people living in the Greater Manchester area. Such a large population requires a number of shopping centres and shopping areas, which of course generates a lot of employment in the retail sector. For example Manchester Arndale is the largest inner city shopping centre in the UK, with upwards of 240 shops. Therefore there are literally hundreds of jobs for a shop assistant in Manchester in just one shopping centre alone.

Most advertised jobs seeking a shop assistant in Manchester have similar requirements. Customer service is key when working in the retail business and shop assistants are expected to be courteous, helpful and professional at all times. During a typical day, a shop assistant can expect to be serving customers at the till, helping them with their queries and locating items for them in the store. Shop assistants are also expected to keep the shop floor and displays clean and tidy. Additionally, they may be required to help mount window displays, add price tags to items, and to move stock around the store. Shop assistants may also be expected to help with regular stock taking.

While experience is not always essential for positions in retail, it is most definitely an asset. Those seeking jobs for a shop assistant in Manchester should search employment sites such as jobisjob.co.uk, where a number of positions are listed. It can also be helpful to visit shops directly, and to leave a CV with the manager.

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