Brenton Whittenbury

Graduated from University of Adelaide with Economics(Accounting) degree. Commenced at our family business, Barlow Shoes in 1982 and worked in retail until retiring in 2014. Have an extensive knowledge of the retail industry and what it is that employers look for in a new employee.


Top 5 characteristics of people who work in your field.

  • Reliable
  • well presented
  • flexible regarding hours
  • good people skills
  • willing to learn


Top 5 skills relevant to working in your industry.

  • good language skills
  • basic maths
  • good communication skills
  • show initiative
  • money handling.


What education / experience is necessary for your role? 

Up to year 11, retail experience is often preferred but not essential.
literacy in English would be required.