Business & Retail

Running a successful business requires many different skills depending on the type of business and the function you are in.  Core business functions include:

  • Operations (Production, Transport and Logistics, Administration)

  • Finance

  • Marketing (advertising, digital media, public relations, events)

  • Human Resources

  • Purchasing

  • Research & Development

For information on careers in Finance please go to the Banking and Finance page; scroll down this page for links to careers in other functions.

Management

www.managers.org.uk - the Chartered Management Institute website includes details of apprenticeships, plus lots of industry news

 

www.instam.org - the Institute of Administrative Management

www.ims-productivity.com - the Institute of Management Services

www.mca.org.uk - the Management Consutancies Association

Marketing

www.ipa.co.uk - the Institute for Practitioners in Advertising website has details about careers in advertising plus lots of other useful resources

www.adassoc.org.uk - the Advertising Association website represents agencies, brands and media

www.cim.co.uk - the Chartered Institute of Marketing represents people working in marketing

www.dandad.org - the Advertising and Design Association

www.retailchoice.com - lots of information about the world of retail, careers, advice for writing CVs etc

www.theidm.com - the Institute of Direct Marketing website is fully of useful information about the industry, including details of their summer school where you can find out more about careers

www.mrs.org.uk - the Market Research Society website includes career information and internship opportunities in the resources section

www.acareerinretail.co.uk - lots of advice about retail careers, including a CV builder

Events Management

www.aeo.org.uk - the Association of Exhibition Organisers site links to 3 key event management organisations: the AEO (Association of Event Organisers), AEV (Association of Event Venues), ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association)

www.campaignlive.co.uk - the online magazine for information on exhibitions and live events.

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/eventsman.htm - this webpage from the University of Kent covers entry routes into events management, courses and recruitment agencies

www.springboarduk.org.uk/careers - this site covers job search, entry routes, college courses plus a wealth of information on the events industry

www.burnettglobaleducation.com - represents 16 international hospitality and events universities

Operations

www.ciltuk.org.uk - lots of good careers advice on this website from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

www.cips.org.uk - the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

www.export.org.uk - for information on global logistics

Human Resources

www.cipd.co.uk - the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has a wealth of careers resources plus articles, podcasts and more to keep you up to date with the industry

Purchasing

www.cips.org - the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply website has a huge amount of information about jobs and opportunities in a wide range of industries. Yes, there really is a job 'shopping' for companies!