Working as a
Retail Assistant

Get started in the fast-moving retail industry.

Our modern retail outlets are an outstanding place to get you started in one of the UK’s biggest industries. Retail is all about customer service – helping our guests, supplying them with what they need, and ensuring they have a seamless and positive experience. Whether it’s working in our shops, our bars, or assisting our Housekeeping team, we give you the opportunity to thrive and develop the skills required to be a success in retail.

Earn up to £20,475 (pro rata) per year 
Full time position 
Progression opportunities available 

We will help you build on your customer focus and your ability to manage yourself, and our training programme will ensure you progress and develop your all round skills. From serving guests and keeping records of stock, to ensuring takings balance and maintaining high levels of customer service with the guests you interact with; you’ll flourish in our fun, friendly and supportive work environment. As a Retail Assistant you’ll be in the thick of the action in the buzz of the bars and the frenzy of the shops.

Skills

Key Responsibilities

All of our centres have a gift and tuck shop where guests can buy all manner of PGL related goodies as well as refreshments, souvenirs and confectionery. Some of our larger centres also have onsite bars which are open in the evening for PGL’s adult guests and staff – these are also staffed by our Retail Assistants.

At some of our smaller centres this role is combined with that of housekeeping or General Assistant so you will spend your time between the roles. The gift and tuck shops are open on a daily basis and are where you will predominantly be based. You may have the opportunity, in your spare time, to participate in evening entertainments/activities with PGL guests and build up your skills, competencies and confidence.

Staff Package

As a Retail Assistant, you can expect to earn between £1,626 and £1,707 a month, working full time, five days a week.

PGL provide and fund a variety of excellent training and qualifications opportunities, allowing you to develop your career and expand your possibilities with no charge. Your uniform is also provided for you, and we offer a 20% discount to all colleagues in our on-site stores.

In addition, we have optional accommodation and meals packages that allow you to benefit even more from your PGL experience.

Our fabulous on-site accommodation will allow you to save whilst letting you make the most of frequent staff social events, including sports clubs, games groups and karaoke nights. With all bills and utilities covered, you’ll still earn up to £273 a week.

Our meals package will provide you with three nutritional meals every day for only £46.00 a week. We can cater to all dietary requirements, and have daily breakfast, lunch and dinner options available alongside a diverse salad bar. As part of the meals package centres will also offer special themed meals at select points during the year.

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Key PGL Facts

Key PGL Facts

Need more convincing to apply? Surely not, but if so – here are a few ‘must know’ key facts:

  • we employ over 3,000 people every year
  • over 400,000 guests visit a PGL centre every year
  • we are experienced! We have been providing activity holidays since 1957, more than 60 years!
  • we have the most competitive staff package
  • we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry!