Unit 1 " Starting work in business, retail

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unit 1 business studies assignment in retail and administration, I will be investigating the following areas. I will firstly start by looking at and enquire into three different job roles that have been advertised in the newspaper or over the internet. For each job I will note down the skills, qualities and the responsibilities needed by the employer in order to carry out the job. After I have written down the three job roles I will choose one that interests me and phone or write to the employer to ask for a full job description or person specification and what are the other skills and qualities that the job requires. I will try and talk to someone about the working day that is involved and their main responsibilities. I will list the skills and qualities needed for the job that I would like to apply for then make a list of the further qualities that I would need in order to do this job.

Further to this I will investigate the following types of ownerships example a Public limited company, partnership and a non profit making organization. For each business I will identify where the business is located and what products or services it provides and I will also look at the functional areas of each business and how they operate. For the three job roles I will describe what the lifestyle would be like in these and also how it would be affected by working within the organization.

I will now investigate the three job roles within the areas of retail and administration that I am interested in applying for. The first job role in the retail sector is a ___Cashier

The second job role in the administrative sector is date processing

And the third job role retail sector and it is a stock control

I found this first job by looking on the internet and this is the job specification for a supermarket assistant at John Lewis Partnership.

Supermarket Assistants/ john Lewis partnership

Job type


Summary of role

At our store in Cheltenham, we have a variety of full-time or evening and weekend opportunities available, so we’re bound to find something to fit in with your lifestyle.

Experience & qualifications required

Experience is by no means a must, as full training is provided, but if you do have previous retail experience we would love to meet you. You must also be a flexible team player with great people skills to meet the expectations of our customers.

Additional benefits

As a Partner at Waitrose, you’ll enjoy a mouthwatering share of the profits. Last year, our full-time assistants typically picked up a bonus of around £1,300 – on top of a competitive hourly rate. We have a culture of honesty, fairness and openness. People are treated with respect, and everyone’s contribution is both recognised and rewarded. In return, you can look forward to in-store discounts at Waitrose and John Lewis department stores, pension scheme and five weeks’ holiday after three years’ service.


£Competitive + benefits


Full-time and part-time


Full-time or evenings and weekends


Waitrose - Cheltenham


Waitrose Branches

Closing date

18 Feb 2006


To apply, please call our Section Manager Personnel on 01242 241425, or call into the branch to collect an application form.

Contact telephone

01242 241425

The above job position for a supermarket assistant requires the applicant to have the following_

Requires me to have the following skills math, English, responsible, I.T skill, listening, organizational, punctuality,

I should also have the following qualities math, English, responsibility, personality, efficiency, honesty, manners, politeness, respectful,  


I will give a short description and examples of how these skills and qualities can be used for the job I am applying for as a temporary cashier…….. skill/quality  math collecting the money for customer service  and how mush money customer  pay and the right change       Skill/Quality2  responsible they need be responsible for talking payment from customer    skill/quality3 English, cashier need speak to the customer because customer they will ask question  

Skill/quality4 I.T cashier is work on tills they need to use electronics and that is I.T 

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Skill/quality5 Communication, is important you need to speak and listening that is communication with the customer  

The second job role that I found was also on the internet and was in the retail sector. This job was for the position of a shop manager for the charity OXFAM and the job specification is below.


Shop Manager - Marlow  

Ref TRD911

Region UK - South East

Location Marlow

Division Trading

Department Shops

Position Type Open Ended

Job Family Retail

Closing date for applications  22 February ...

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