Retail, Hospitality & Customer Service Graduate Jobs

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Retail, Hospitality & Customer Service Graduate Jobs overview

Retail, hospitality, and customer service graduate jobs can be found in a broad range of organisations, with more than a million people employed in this sector in Australia. Graduates will be seeking different positions than those without a degree, but taking a job that requires less qualifications and working up is not uncommon for graduates from these disciplines.

Types of graduate jobs/roles

Common graduate roles include:

  • Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Sales Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Shop Manager
  • Retail Supervisor
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Conference Organiser
  • Events Manager

How to find work and apply

Retail and customer service graduates should consider the range of large chain stores, most of which have dedicated graduate programmes in place. As such, it is worth considering options such as:

Hospitality and customer service graduates should consider casinos, large hotel chains and food franchises such as:

Retail, hospitality and customer service graduates should also check out ‘Media, Advertising & PR Graduate Jobs’, 'Marketing & Sales Graduate Jobs ’and ‘Business & Commerce Graduate Jobs’.

Competitiveness

While it is not anticipated that graduates will have too much difficulty securing a relevant position, they may have to ‘work their way up’ if they are not successful in attaining a graduate position initially.

Location

Capital cities will have the most positions available for graduates, but there will be opportunities to transfer once graduate training is completed.

Average graduate salaries

The medium starting salaries for retail, hospitality, and customer service graduates is between $45k and $50k.

 

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