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Trainee Associate

Aliases: Store Display Assistant, Window Dresser

Industry/Sector(s): Organised Retail


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Trainee Associate is expected to perform include:

  • Keeping the store visually appealing to the customer
  • Displaying stock (including windows and in-store) to promote sales
  • Updating stock records to account for merchandise on display
  • Cleaning display sites and parts
  • Labelling the products in retail stores
  • Checking the display regularly for safety and good visual effect
  • Helping customers to choose the appropriate product that matches their requirements
  • Informing the customer regarding applicable warranty, replacement/repair and annual maintenance costs (if applicable)
  • Planning and organizing the delivery of the product purchased
WORK ENVIRONMENT 3, 1
  • It is a retail floor job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not involved
  • Part-time option and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home is not available
Working hours
  • Work is 5/6 days a week and a minimum of 8 hours per day. This may vary from organization to organization 
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be involved
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 10th pass
  • Certified training for Trainee Associate (programme aligned to RAS / Q0103 released by Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of how to interpret design briefs for retail displays
  • Knowledge of relevant information regarding the products/merchandise
  • Detailed knowledge of the light focus, colour, texture, shape and dimension
  • Ability to identify potential places for the display to increase visibility and attraction
  • Skilled in various design techniques
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Schools across India 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.jdinstitute.com/course/diploma-programs/diploma-in-visual-merchandising-3-months/

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Trainee Associate →  Senior Visual Merchandiser → Visual Merchandising Manager → Visual Merchandising Director

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 2, 4
  • For new entrants - Rs 8,000 to Rs 14,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience -  Rs 16,000 to Rs 20,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 0 to 1 year experience in similar position is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2, 4

Retail stores

KEYWORDS 
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Window Dresser
  • Display Manager
  • Visual Merchandising
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155223.0105Trainee Associate
ISCO 20085223Shop Sales Assistants
NIC 200847190Other retail sale in non-specialized stores
QP ReferenceRAS/Q0103Trainee Associate
NSQF3Not available​
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