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Retail Buyer

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A retail buyer selects and buys in stock for shops and stores to sell. They usually specialise in one product type, such as clothes, electrical items or food and drink.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Salaries for assistant buyers can range from £19,000 to £28,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £40,000 to £50,000 or more a year.

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
6590
1.2 %
RISE
2022
6670
  United Kingdom
2017
90001
0.4 %
RISE
2022
90356

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What Does it Take?

You should be able to:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

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

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Tel: 01780 756777
Website: http://www.cips.org
Website (2): http://www.beabuyer.org/
Twitter: @cipsnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCIPS?ref=tn_tnmn

Be a Buyer is CIPS' careers information and advice website for young people.

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