Retail Industry: Career Paths

Retail Manager
Step 1
(18 yrs
)
Business Management degree
Napier University - Edinburgh
Step 2
(22 yrs)
Retail Management Training Programme
Large Retailer - Edinburgh
Salary:
£14K
Step 3
(24 yrs)
First Assistant
Small high street store - Dundee
Salary:
£15K
Step 4
(26 yrs)
Department Manager
Department Store - Dundee
Salary:
£18K
Step 5
(28 yrs)
Assistant Store Manager
High street chain - Glasgow
Salary:
£22K - £25K
Step 6
(30 yrs)
Store Manager
Department Store - Edinburgh
Salary:
£35K
Step 7
(32 yrs)
Area Manager
Major Food and Beverages Company - Glasgow
Salary:
c£50K
+ bonus
Step 8
(36 yrs)
Board Director
Supermarket - Edinburgh
Salary:
£80K +
Retail Buyer
Step 1
(18 yrs)
Business Degree
Glasgow Caledonian University- Glasgow
Step 2
(22 yrs)
Professional development scheme
Large Retail Company - Edinburgh
Step 3
(23 yrs)
Buyers assistant
Large Retail Company
Salary:
£18K
Step 4
(26 yrs)
Junior buyer
Clothing Retailer - Perth
Salary:
£22K
Step 5
(28 yrs)
Assistant buyer
High street store - Dundee
Salary:
£25K
Step 6
(30 yrs)
Senior buyer
Mail order Company - Aberdeen
Salary:
£30K
Step 7
(32 yrs)
Buying controller
Department store - Aberdeen
Salary:
£40K+
Step 8
(34 yrs)
Self-employed
Set up own business and open own retail outlet
Market Researcher
(NB not all Market Research is in retail)
Step 1
(18 yrs)
Business Degree
Stirling University - Stirling
Step 2
(22 yrs)
Graduate training scheme
BMRB (British Market Research Bureau)
Step 3
(24 yrs)
Relevant Professional Training
British Market Research Association (BMRA)
Step 4
(24yrs)
Assistant Market Researcher
Large Retail Company - Dundee
Salary:
£18K
Step 5
(26yrs)
Research executive
Large clothing chain - Aberdeen
Salary:
£20K
Step 6
(28yrs)
Research Manager
Large Retail Company - Edinburgh
Salary:
£30K
Step 7
(30yrs)
Senior Research Manager
Supermarket - Dundee
Salary:
£35K
Step 8
(32yrs)
Account Director
Large Retail Company - Edinburgh
Salary:
£45K
Retail Merchandiser
Step 1
(18yrs)
Accounting Degree
Aberdeen University - Aberdeen
Step 2
(22yrs)
Work experience - Retail assistant
Major high street operator - Perth
Step 3
(23yrs)
Merchandise administrative assistant (MAA)
Supermarket - Perth
Salary:
£16K
Step 4
(24yrs)
Senior allocater
Supermarket - Dundee
Salary:
£20K
Step 5
(25yrs)
Assistant Merchandiser
Independent high street store
Department Store - Edinburgh
Salary:
£30K
Step 6
(27yrs)
Merchandiser
Multiple Chain Stores - Dundee
Salary:
£40K
Step 7
(29yrs)
Senior merchandiser
Department Store - Glasgow
Salary:
£45K
Step 8
(32yrs)
Merchandise Manager
Multiple Chain Stores - Glasgow
Salary:
£55K
Step 9
(34yrs)
Head of Merchandising
Department Store - Edinburgh
Salary:
£65K
Step 10
(36yrs)
Merchandising Director
Large Department Store - Edinburgh
Salary:
£70K +