Retail employment map

The RHR retail employment map of Britain shows where the key centres of retail employment are in the UK.

The retail industry is the largest employer in the United Kingdom employing roughly one in nine of the total workforce. Working in retail is often looked down upon as being low paid and lacking in status. Yet without our retail industry the unemployment figures would look awful. Retail jobs are often very well paid and require highly skilled people, for example, a retail manager may well be earning a six figure salary. A large Tesco or Sainsbury's supermarket may employ up to 1,000 people and, by itself, have a turnover of much more than most UK companies. Professionals working in retail buying or retail merchandising are amongst some of the most skilled in the world.

Napoleon once called us a nation of shopkeepers. Perhaps he was right.

This survey plots where this employment actually takes place. One of the great advantages of retail employment is that it is national. At any one time there will be retail vacancies right across the country. Obviously much of the employment is concentrated in the cities and London in particular. Nevertheless our retail industry provides flexible and local jobs in a way that no other industry can offer.

Here's a link to Retail Employment Map of Greater London.

Here's a link to Retail Employment Map of England.

For actual live retail vacancies please use the search panel to the right (or our advanced retail job search page) and conduct your search for some of the best retail jobs our vibrant retail industry has to offer.


For job seekers

With many of the UK's top retailers as clients, we are in the best position to help you in your retail career. We find out when vacancies arise sooner than anyone else, and we invest a great deal of time in meeting all candidates face-to-face to ensure we understand exactly what they are looking for.

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For recruiters

Using the largest retail candidate database in the UK, RHR can provide you with superior candidates to fulfil any retail recruitment needs. We can cater for any recruitment campaign, whether large or small and across all areas from Retail Operations through to Wholesale Technical & Design.