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Considering a career in Retail Management

  • 10-09-2023 11:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭ifeelabreeze

    I worked in a SuperValu for close to 3 years through Covid whilst at college.

    Got a Business degree and have since started a job in Supply Chain.. I hate it, 9 months in, I'm doing terribly, I don't like sitting at a desk all day, I really don't see myself lasting here much longer.

    So I've been weighing up my options - I'm waiting to hear back on a similar(ish) Supply Chain job, that I applied for because it's significantly better paying.. but now even if I get it, I'm not sure I want it.

    Love cars but want to keep that as a hobby, tried the electrical apprenticeship route many moons ago - wasn't cut out for that or working construction in general.

    I'm seriously considering retail management.. I enjoyed my time in retail, albeit spent working with the friends I made, but I think I would like retail management..

    Ultimate ambition is and always has been self employment, I'd love to start my own business down the line - open a franchise, maybe start a franchise model of my own..

    So my question is - where's best to start? I'm guessing it's back to square one - onto the floor.. Should I look at the likes of Lidl or Aldi, Woodies, Tesco - where has a solid chance of promotion and a good reputation for training retail managers?