Over the past decade, Action Sports–which encompasses surf, skate, snow and BMX–has grown into a billion dollar industry. Predominantly associated with a young audience, it has an irreverent, urban culture, which segues into the worlds of fashion, footwear and music, its growth has been remorseless.

Given its youthful demographic and the specialist nature of each sport, it was inevitable that Action Sports retailing would migrate online. Route One specialises in skateboarding, snowboarding and inline skating and historically traded out of the high street. We launched our online store in 1998.

Over the past decade, the online business has served over 500,000 customers and continues to experience exceptional growth. Our catalogue, which is published 8 times a year, is the bible for the skate industry and in 2009, Route One worked with Nike 6.0 to launch their first concept store in Edinburgh and Mpora to launch the Big Push.

In 2010, Route One celebrated “20 Years of Community Service” and hosted community projects from its stores in Edinburgh, Guildford, Brighton, Cardiff, Bath and Southampton.

We are always interested to hear from enthusiastic, creative and commercial individuals who share our passion for Action Sports and who want to be part of one of the most dynamic marketplaces in the world.

If you are interested in working for Route One, please send your CV to: Please note: due to the amount of applications we get on a daily basis, we cannot reply to everyone; we do endeavour to look at every single applicant.

Current Vacancies

Last Updated 12/10/2018

Vacancy – Route One Glasgow – Assistant Manager

Are you experienced in retail management and are looking for an opportunity to expand your talents? We’re looking for a highly-motivated individual to support our Store Manager in Glasgow to help manage our team, resulting in exceptional sales and unparalleled customer service in the fashion and sports retail sector.

About Us

Route One is one of the UK’s leading destinations for streetwear, footwear and skateboard hardware and apparel. Our small but dedicated team covers a hugely successful online store and seven high street locations across the country, providing a massive selection of brands and on-trend product to customers aged 13-30. Route One is actively engaged with the lifestyle surrounding our sector, and are frequently involved in events, charity projects and media activity.

About You

You’re a hard-working individual with a can-do attitude who has strong experience in retail, especially with a young and trend-conscious customer base. You’ll pride yourself on providing a solid level of support to your manager, and assist in encouraging your team to do their best. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a target-based environment and have a strong interest in fashion, streetwear and skateboarding and are eager to build a rapport with our customers and your new team.

About the Role

As an assistant manager of our busy Glasgow store, you will be responsible for:

  • Driving sales to meet targets
  • Delivering unbeatable customer service
  • Supporting your manager in staff management 
  • Acting as manager during days off, holidays and absences
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Helping to maintain your store’s social media presence
  • Store merchandising and presentation
  • Liaising with other stores and our head office

You will work a 40 hour week and this will include weekends.

If you think you’re ready for a new challenge and feel we’re a good fit for each other, send your CV to