Buying clothes should be a pleasure. So whether you work full time, part time or weekends, your big, natural smile will go a long way.
You’ll give customers your time, helping them in any way you can to feel and look good – whether that’s finding the clothes they want, advising on an outfit or suggesting something else.
Nothing will be too much trouble… which is why customers will remember you.
Keeping everything moving
It’s fast and frenetic, but fun at Primark. People love quality at affordable prices, so expect to be busy!
You’ll keep the queues moving and make sure everything runs smoothly, so when customers have found their perfect outfit they can get home to try it on ASAP.
There will be bags to do, but if you love a varied, action-packed job, this is for you.
Passion for customers
You’ll get to know our customers, keep stock tidy so they can find what they want and provide great service.
Strong work ethic
There’ll always be something to do and you’ll be on the go from the first minute. Got the energy for it?
Eye for fashion
Our customers love fashion. You’ll share their enthusiasm and be able to offer an opinion.
Rewards and benefits
Variety of shifts to suit you
Training to develop your skills
Fast-paced, fun culture
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Retail Assistant - Job description
Retail Assistant Location: Primark 519 Manchester Salary: £8.51- 9.09 Employment type: Temporary until 08/01/2022 Job type: Part Time / weekend Contracted hours: 8 per week Working pattern: Varied shifts weekends – all will be discussed at interview
We’re Primark – one of the biggest names in fashion retail with over 190 stores in the UK, over 395 globally and growing. We’re all about fun, fashion, and a fabulous career.
As a Retail Assistant, whether you are on the sales floor, the cash desks or the fitting rooms, your role is to deliver exceptional service to our customers as well as maintain high standards on the shop floor.
Whether you are looking for your first job or you are an experienced retailer who wants to develop their career, Primark has opportunities for you.
Primark offers an attractive pay rate, innovative training and development programmes and a fun, busy environment. Primark is just a great place to work!
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We are fully committed to supporting people with a disability in applying for our vacancies. If you have a disability and require support throughout the recruitment process you can contact us here disABILITY@primark.co.uk and let us know what adjustments you may need.
How this job measures up
Retail and sales assistants at Primark are typically paid £7.80–9.09 an hour.
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Do retail and sales assistants think Primark head office understands what's happening where they work?
Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
59% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work
Based on information from 235 job reviews
Why this matters
At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.
To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.
Are retail and sales assistants given support to progress at Primark?
Only some people are given support to progress here
How we know this
In the last year, 51% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role
Based on information from 266 job reviews
Why this matters
A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.
This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.
How easy is it for retail and sales assistants to take sick leave at Primark?
People find it easy to take sick leave
How we know this
81% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick
Based on information from 183 job reviews
What employees are saying about Primark
Don’t have to work weekends
or bank holidays
Will move you to do something else and not even ask u if ifs ok and then when you complain if you don’t like it, management are not interested in sorting anything out and you are stuck there even if it’s making you feel ill and stressed
Employee, August 2021
the job isn’t too bad and the pay isn’t bad for what you do. it’s good being able to communicate with customers and get into the swing of being able to sort out stock etc.
the lack of hours and sometimes the demand
Employee, June 2021
Nice people to work with
Lucky to get a contract with weekends off
Easy to book holiday
No communication within the workplace
No variation in work
Favouritism is a thing
Employee, July 2021
The way you’re treated and how everyone eats along.
The pain in your feet knees and back when you’re constantly on your feet, rude customers and having to clean up everyone’s mess.