Most workers are in retail trade, accommodation and food services and manufacturing. This industry provides many opportunities to work part-time with less than half (28%) working full-time. Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours) and the majority of workers are female, although it’s still a popular choice for males as well.
Explore the topics below to learn everything you need to know about a career in Retail.
Some duties you can expect to undertake as a Retail Worker include:
There is moderate growth predicated in the Retail Trade sector over the next four years.
The number of people working in the retail sector is expected to grow moderately from 1.29 million in 2019 to 1.36 in 2024. That’s a 4.8% increase or an extra 62,300 jobs
There are several key skills and attributes that Retail Workers need to be successful in their role.
You can work as a Retail Worker without formal qualifications. Some on-the-job training may be provided. Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in retail services are also available.
Courses for you to consider include:
A Traineeship is another pathway to establish a career in the retail sector. A Traineeship means you can study and work at the same time, receiving formal and on-the-job training.
Possible job titles include:
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