Drapers salary survey

"I am delighted that Fashion & Retail Personnel has been able to work on this project with Drapers. We wanted to create something that would be valuable to the whole industry, employers and employees alike.

The ethos of our business is to be as open and honest with our clients and candidates as possible, and sharing our insight with Drapers in order to create this piece of research is just one way of demonstrating this.

However, while everyone is interested in the figures it's also very important to remember that we work in a people business. The numbers can tell you so much, as can a candidate's CV, but we know that only meeting them in person can really decide their suitability for a role and their true worth.

So while it is clear that salaries are not quickly rising at the moment, candidates that have worked on their skills and experience - and properly researched what's needed to make the jump to the next rung on the career ladder - are still worth a premium. At the same time, employers need to be open-minded about the background of new recruits, especially for roles that are harder to fill, and be prepared to develop the staff they take on.

We live and breathe recruitment, and so we are very happy to have been involved in a piece of work with Drapers that shows how the fashion retail industry can provide exciting career paths."

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