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There is no formal qualification required to work as a retail assistant in London. However, good customer care skills and customer service experience will be helpful. It is also valuable to employers if a retail assistant candidate has good numeracy skills, which is helpful when handling cash. A part of being a retail assistant is often to up-sell and convince the customer, therefore sales experience is a big plus when applying for retail assistant jobs.
Employers tend to look for retail assistants who are able to get on well with people and work as a team, who are polite and service-minded, confident, energetic, responsible and reliable.
The average salary for retail assistants in London is currently £6.41. Many retail companies also offer benefits such as commission and bonus schemes depending on your performance as a retail assistant.
As a full-time retail assistant, you would normally work 35-40 hours a week. You will most likely be working weekend and evening shifts as well. Part-time work for retail assistants is often available. a full-time job you would normally work between 35 and 40 hours a week, possibly including weekends and evenings. Part-time work is often available for retail assistants in London.