Retail cashier or check-out operator | Loughborough College

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.
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            An -2.2% fall in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

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