Find your ideal job

Breakroom is here to help you find the job you deserve.

Join Breakroom

How much do general assistants in Portsmouth get paid?

General assistants in Portsmouth earn

£6.56–9.97 per hour

Based on 517 employee reviews

General assistant salaries can range between £6.56–9.97 per hour in the Portsmouth area. This data is based on survey results from 517 employees who live in an around Portsmouth.

What do top employers pay general assistants?

Who are the worst general assistant employers?

  1. Charlies
    3.3
  2. Plumbase
    3.1
  3. Toytown
    3.1

Recent general assistant vacancies in Portsmouth

  1. General Practitioner at Practice Plus Group posted 21 hours ago
  2. General Practitioner at Practice Plus Group posted yesterday
  3. Sales Assistant at Dreams posted 3 days ago
  4. Customer Assistant at Tesco posted 21 hours ago
  5. Customer Assistant at Lidl posted 9 days ago
  6. Customer Assistant at Lidl posted 2 days ago
See all general assistant vacancies in the Portsmouth area

What contracts are people on?

7% report having zero hours contracts
36% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
48% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
9% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 465 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 94% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 517 employees

What do general assistants employees do?

Retail assistants have the job of selling goods and helping customers in a shop.

They can work on the shop floor and in the storeroom.

Other names for retail assistants are:

  • Sales assistants/ representatives/ associates/ ambassadors/ co-workers/ people
  • Shop assistants
  • Retail colleagues
  • Customer service assistants/ advisors

This type of job involves:

  • Greeting customers as they enter the store
  • Answering any customer questions
  • Helping customers find their way around the shop
  • Taking payments for products at tills
  • Issuing refunds
  • Meeting targets (sales and promotions)
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy shop floor
  • Unpacking stock and display on shelves
  • Receiving deliveries

You may be on your feet a lot. But you may be able to sit down if you’re working at a checkout.

You may have to work night shifts, on weekends and bank holidays.

Retail assistant is an entry level job.

If you want to apply for a retail assistant job, you might need the following:

  • The right to work in the UK
  • You may have to have some GCSEs or a relevant apprenticeship
  • Depending on the type of shop, you may have to already have some knowledge about the products being sold
See more