Retail cashier or check-out operator

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Retail cashiers and check-out operators accept payments from customers and give change in respect of sales or services.

Current Entry Requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or relevant experience. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Retail Operations are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • Records cost of each item on cash register or by use of bar code reader and totals the amount to be paid.
  • Receives cash, cheque or debit or credit card payment, checks validity of form of payment, gives change and issues receipts for purchase.
  • Debits customers' account in respect of purchases or services.
  • Monitors fuel taken by self-service customers or refuels vehicle if required.
  • Maintains transaction records as requested.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies
Active Listening
Critical Thinking
New Job Opportunities
An -2.2% fall in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.
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