Partners in the New Deal sector, targeted the development and description of 5 job profiles (job outlines) that are commonly recognised in the large scale retail sector. Job profiles include: sales manager, sales professional, sales activities, shelving self-service and administrative assistant. Short job profiles confirm the expected knowledge, experience and level of learning for new staff members employed in one of the targeted positions or work areas. Provided examples relate specifically to those countries participating in the original New Deal project (UK, ES, FR, LT, IT). In addition, pathways to obtain competences (routes and options for development of the required knowledge, skills and attitudes) are provided for a number of new and existing elements of the targeted jobs and profiles (for example: sales operations; safety in the workplace; use of social media for advertising and promotion) with each providing the content, duration and type of training that might be followed. Competence pathways provide targeted learning outcomes, task descriptions and suggestions for learning delivery, with the latter extending to a range of delivery methods, including classroom, work-based learning and distance learning routes.