Summer Retail Assistant

Royal Collection Trust
Buckingham Palace
Summer position
July 2024
October 2024
£13.15 per hour
A minimum of 240 hours for the duration of the contract. Following the required period of paid training you will typically work 30 - 35 hours per week, over 5 days out of 7, and you will be required to work regular weekends.

Apply now for an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to Royal Collection Trust’s legacy and make a significant impact during the 2024 summer opening of Buckingham Palace. Your everyday summer job can become truly exceptional.

Since 1993, Buckingham Palace has opened its doors every summer to welcome thousands of visitors from around the world. By joining our exceptional Retail team you will play a pivotal part in creating an extraordinary experience.

We look forward to welcoming visitors again in 2024, by working with us you’ll have the opportunity to join the team who have helped millions over the years enjoy the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace.

As a Retail Assistant, you’ll use your customer service skills to engage with and serve visitors and promote the products we have on offer. After training you’ll have the skills to excel in your position, helping your team reach sales targets in support of our charitable aims.


  • Greet customers with a personalised touch, offering informed advice about our exquisite range of products.
  • Collaborate with your team to achieve sales targets.
  • Maintain a consistently friendly and professional demeanour, ensuring every customer receives excellent service.
  • Efficiently replenish stock on the shop floor, contributing to a seamless shopping experience.

What You'll Bring:

  • A naturally friendly, welcoming and professional attitude.
  • Motivation and drive to reach targets.
  • Proven team player, able to work flexibly and adapt to a variety of tasks
  • Good numeracy and computer literacy skills.
  • The ability to work on your feet for much of the day.
  • Customer service/sales experience is desired but not essential.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay of £13.15 per hour.
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch during your shift.
  • Full training provided seamlessly integrated into the contract period.
  • The opportunity to join a large, friendly and sociable team.
  • A range of other benefits including complimentary tickets and 20% discount at Royal Collection Trust shops.

Additional Information:

Contracts and Hours: Your contract will run from 25th July until 1st October 2024.

All candidates will be notified if they have been successful by 30th April.

Guaranteed Hours: You are guaranteed to work a minimum of 240 hours. Following the required period of paid training, you will typically work 30 – 35 hours per week, over 5 days out of 7, and you will be required to work regular weekends.

Part-time Consideration: We are open to considering part-time contracts (3 or 4 full working days per week).

Want to find out more? Visit our Summer Jobs webpage to gain insights from previous summer employees.

Vacancy Closing Date: 14/04/2024, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.