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Supermarket Assistant

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A supermarket assistant replenishes stock on supermarket shelves and helps customers find items they are looking for. Job titles vary between employers, from customer assistant to department colleague.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2017 the National Minimum Wage is £4.05 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.05 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.50 for workers aged 25 and over.

You may be paid a higher rate for working on night shifts at around £9.00 an hour or more. You may also get a staff discount on goods.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
9567
1 %
FALL
2022
9470
  United Kingdom
2017
115143
1 %
FALL
2022
113970

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Training is on the job.

Getting On

You might progress to become a supervisor.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Tel: 020 7854 8900
E-mail: info@brc.org.uk
Website: http://www.brc.org.uk
Twitter: @the_brc

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