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The Sales and Retail Industry employs a large amount of people in the UK.

Sales jobs can be found across many different industries including insurance, finance, manufacturing, retail, agricultural, pharmaceuticals and many more. You could be selling loans, credit cards, houses, cars, insurance, industrial equipment, lawn mowers to name a few.

Selling can be split into the following categories:

  • Retail - Sale of goods to the public in relatively small quantities
  • Telesales - A service that sells products or services directly to customers by telephone.
  • Business to Business - Sales made between two businesses such as a manufacturer and a wholesaler or wholesaler and a retailer.
  • Export Sales - Selling goods and services that are to be shipped out of the country

A sales career can offer high rewards but can be very challenging, often working under pressure to meet targets. It is also very competitive, many companies will offer a basic salary plus commission which could be based on meeting the set targets.

If you are confident, optimistic, you have empathy with others, you love speaking to people and you want an exciting, dynamic career with the potential for high earnings, a career in sales could be for you.

Have a look at the different sectors below to see what options are out there for you.

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Jewellery Data Inputting Assistant - Fellows Auctioneers
Closing Date:
31st May 2021
Salary:
TBC
Location:
Birmingham, West Midlands
Employer Description About Fellows Founded in Birmingham in 1876, Fellows is a family-run firm of auctioneers and valuers based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Mayfair in London. We are one of the UK's most established auction houses, with a focus on lux...
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SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT - GW Garages
Closing Date:
31st May 2021
Salary:
£7.00 per hour
Location:
Sudbury, Suffolk
Employer Description GW (Great Waldingfield) Garages are a used car dealer, offering knowledge and experience on a wide range of vehicles. We also offer a range of car repairs, services and MOT's, within the Sudbury area. Main description We are looking for a....
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Trainee Sales Negotiator
Closing Date:
4th May 2021
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Brandon
If you are looking to learn from some of the best in the property industry and progress in your career as well as being well rewarded, with complete job satisfaction, then look no further!
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Trainee Sales Negotiator
Closing Date:
4th May 2021
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Downham Market
If you are looking to learn from some of the best in the property industry and progress in your career as well as being well rewarded, with complete job satisfaction, then look no further!
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Trainee Sales Negotiator
Closing Date:
26th April 2021
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Sudbury
If you are looking to learn from some of the best in the property industry and progress in your career as well as being well rewarded, with complete job satisfaction, then look no further!
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Trainee Sales Negotiator
Closing Date:
21st April 2021
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Hunstanton
If you are looking to learn from some of the best in the property industry and progress in your career as well as being well rewarded, with complete job satisfaction, then look no further!
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