A huge variety of retail shops exist which supply goods and services to consumers on a daily basis from supermarkets and banks to opticians and DIY stores. Each retail shop will have a range of jobs such as: Shop floor, Warehouse assistant, shelf stacker (most supermarkets offer nightshifts for stacking shelves), Shop assistant, sales advisor, cash office clerk, customer services assistant, Bar staff, Waiter, Waitress.

The jobs can be of modest pay with some being at the national minimum wage however there are perks such as tips in restaurants, staff discounts and also cheap sale items offered to staff in certain stores. Sometimes these additional perks help to significantly increase the effective ‘per hour wage’. A lot of stores also require temporary Christmas staff and other seasonal periods to cope with extra demand.

Some ideas of the names of some companies to try are:

High street clothes shops:
Accessorize, Adams, Burtons, Clarks, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Faith, French Connection, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon, Moss Bros, New Look, Next, Oasis, Principles, Primark, Sports Direct, Superdrug, Topman, Topshop, Wallis, Wilkinson.

High street Banks and Building Societies:

Barclays, HSBC, Natwest ,Lloyds TSB, Yorkshire, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Nationwide

High street retail shops:

Argos, Boots, Comet, Currys, Dixons, Dollond & Aitchison, Early Learning Centre, Habitat, H Samuel , Holland and Barratt, Lunn Poly, Mothercare ,PC World, Specsavers, Staples, Superdrug, Thomas Cook, Thompsons ,Thorntons, Toys R Us, Vision Express, Waterstones, WH Smith