The retail industry employs just under three million people, which equates to 11% of the total UK workforce. By sector, it is the UK’s largest private employer. (UK Retail Futures 2011: Sector Summary, Datamonitor).
The types of employers most likely to recruit retail merchandisers include:
Merchandisers tend to work in head offices, many of which are based in London and the South East or in other large cities. For further details, see The Retail Directory of the UK .
There are also opportunities to work abroad, particularly with retail firms which have international outlets.
Fashion and retail recruitment agencies frequently handle merchandising vacancies, for example:
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