How to become a Sales Assistant

Sales assistants sell goods to customers in retail and wholesale establishments.

Personal requirements of a Sales Assistant

  • Enjoy working with people
  • A helpful, courteous manner
  • Neat personal appearance
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to deal accurately with money
  • Motivation and drive
  • No skin disorders if working with food
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Willing to work as part of a team

Education & Training for a Sales Assistant

You can work as a sales assistant without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a sales assistant through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.




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