On this page, you can find specialist sources of information to help your understanding and career planning within this key local industry. This expert content and local labour market information will continue to evolve with industry sponsorship of this career sector on Careersnearhere – but for now, why not take a look at the following overview which includes suggestions for how to research further.


Academic courses are advertised (for free) on the Academic noticeboard in each of the relevant careers rooms.

And on the websites of the individual universities and colleges.

See also: Sixth Forms, Colleges and Higher Education.

Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised (for free) on the Apprenticeship noticeboard in each of the relevant careers rooms.

And most Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised nationally on the government backed Find an Apprenticeship website.

See also: Apprenticeships (Level 2 or 3) and Apprenticeships (Level 4+).


If you can’t find what you’re looking for today under Retail, remember to come back again as adverts can be placed (for free) at any time. Meanwhile, follow your instincts to keep exploring elsewhere on Careersnearhere.com because what you want may simply have been advertised under a different sector.

And take a look at the careers advice & guidance online section of Careersnearhere.com for sector-specific information and relevant videos.

There’s relevant local information on the West of England LEP website including:

  • Labour Market Intelligence
  • Local Marketplace Information
  • Local Sector Groups
  • Local Skills Sector Statement

Here are just a few of the many other relevant websites which may be of interest:

A1 Retail Market Watch magazine
BarIQ Natural Products Online
betterRetailing.com Newtrade
BikeBiz Nursery Industry
Blinds & Shutters Outdoor Enthusiast Retailer
Bridal Buyer Precima
Bristol-online Listings ProSales magazine
Business Solutions magazine PWC/retail-consumer
Car washing & Detailing magazine The Retailer
Charities with high street shops volunteers – e.g. Age UK, Barnardos, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Children’s Hospice South West, Clic Sargent, Mind, Oxfam, RSPCA, Scope, St Peter’s Hospice, Sue Ryder & Weston Hospicecare. Retail Gazette
Childrenswear Buyer Retail Focus
Convenience Store Retail-index
Cosmetics Business Markets Retail Insight
Cosmetics Business News Retail Jeweller
Cosmetics Design-Europe Retail & Leisure International
Cosmetics & Toiletries Retail Newsagent
Do-It.org Retail Packaging
ERT – electrical Retail Times
Espirit Retail Technology
Fashion Mag Retail Update
Footwear Today Retail Week
Free Index Retail World
Furniture News SGB Golf
Garden Centre Retail SGB Outdoor
Get Connected SMMEx
Gift Focus Speciality Food
Gifts & Housewares Sporting Goods Business
The Grocer Sports insight
Grocery Trader Stores magazine
Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade SVI – sound & vision
Health Food Business Talking Retail
InnZone VIBE Bulletin
Interiors Monthly Visual Merchandising & Store Design
Internet Retailing Volunteer Bristol
Jewellery Focus Volunteer Centres at BANES, Filton, Kingswood, Thornbury & Yate
JLL Real Views Website Magazine
Love Your Local Market


And look out for some of the websites for the relevant UK Associations, Institutes & Institutions:
Baby Products Home Decoration Retailers
BIRA IMRG – e-retail
British Carpet MCV – video games
British Footwear Motorcycle Retailers
British Independent Retailers Motor Industry
British Retail Consortium Motor Manufacturers & Traders
British Shops & Stores NABMA – market traders
British Vehicle Rental & Leasing National Retail
Cycle Traders Professional Sales Agents
Entertainment Retailers Property Ombudsman
Estate Agents Residential Lettings Agents
Furniture Ombudsman Retail Motor Industry
Giftware RETRA
Grocery Distribution Sporting Goods Industry