Sales Assistant APPLY NOW

Covent Garden, London
Retail
7 - 9 gbp / hour
Full time

Job Summary

What will you be doing?

  1. advising & serving customers;
  2. processing payments;
  3. ensuring stock levels are well maintained;
  4. handing customers or handing customers on to management.

You are expected to be extremely flexible in this role because it is primarily shift work. Our store is open 7 days a week. You can expect your work hours to vary dramatically from one week to the next.

Sales assistants are expected to be filled with energy as they are usually called from one end of the store to the other. You could be stacking shelves, serving customers and mopping floors in the same 60 minute period! It is also important to note that our store have ‘busy periods’ during the day and of course, the holidays are always a stressful time.

As a result, working as a sales assistant can be tiring and frustrating when the store becomes hectic. On the plus side, it’s likely that you’ll get to work with a number of great people and as a part of the right team, the workday can whiz by. While the flexibility of the job sometimes causes issues, it does mean that you get weekends off sometimes.

As sales assistant is an entry-level job, you don’t need any formal educational qualifications. However, you will find it easier if you completed A-Levels in Mathematics and English.

 Essential Skills, Experience And Qualifications

There is no question that only individuals who enjoy dealing with the public can thrive in this role. Remember, the job involves speaking with dozens, if not hundreds, of customers a day, so a polite manner and an immense amount of stamina are essential traits.

If you want to be a success as a sales assistant and in the retail field as a whole, you also need the following

  • The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • The capacity to work alone or as part of a team.
  • A willingness to follow orders.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • A desire to use your initiative to solve problems.

Working Pattern

Shifts, Mon. – Sun. 9am-2pm or 2pm-6pm

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