Retail, buying and selling

We've linked to key resources about graduate careers in buying, selling and retailing

Use this page as your starting point for finding out about working in this sector. 


These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas, such as buying, selling and retailing.  They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

Retail (Prospects)

Retail, buying and merchandising (TargetJobs)

Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors.

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • typical responsibilities in the role 

  • average starting salary range for new entrants 

  • entry requirements 

  • career progression 

  • professional bodies 

  • typical employers  

  • where to look for vacancies 


Commercial art gallery manager

Customer service manager

Dispensing optician

Logistics and distribution manager

Procurement manager


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