You will explore modern enterprise in the business world, finance, human resources, business planning, brand promotion, marketing, the impact and use of social media and event management.
You will be taught by staff who have worked in industry and bring real-life experiences and examples to your work.
Shopkeepers and proprietors – wholesale and retail
The workforce is projected to expand by 7% over the period to 2024, adding
11,186 jobs. In the same period, 38% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 60,531 job openings.
Shopkeepers and proprietors in this unit group co-ordinate, direct and undertake the activities in the running of small, independent retail and wholesale establishments.
- defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business
determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements
oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work
provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with
ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required
maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises
authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms
examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
Courses at Sheppey College