I’ve worked for River Island for four years now. I started at the bottom on a part time contract and worked my way up to become a full time Senior Sales Advisor; my next progression is to become a Product Manager.
I work on the shop floor in both the menswear and womenswear departments. My job involves ensuring all staff are briefed before their shifts, so they know what their daily targets are. I make sure every customer’s visit to the store is enjoyable and pleasant.
As River Island representatives we are expected to ‘step up’ when necessary. This means working in close proximity to the product team and stepping into respective roles to cover days off and holidays. By experiencing what different roles are like I’ve gained an insight into what the next step in my career with River Island will be.
My favourite thing about working for River Island is definitely having the opportunity to help open new stores and meet interesting people from around the country!
I love working in fashion and the way River Island as a company makes you feel respected as an individual. It can be very rewarding to say you have put someone’s outfit together for a special occasion and receive good feedback from customers. It makes the hard work worthwhile.