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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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Service Manager Apprentice : DFS Trading Limited
Closing Date:
12th October 2018
Salary:
£148.00 p/w
Location:
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Working alongside a Service Manager you will call out to customers homes and learn the upholstery trade, fixing customers furniture and giving.
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Apprentice Sales Assistant - Anglia : Square Savers Health & Beauty Ltd
Closing Date:
11th October 2018
Salary:
£168.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
As an Apprentice Sales Assistant you are the first point of contact for our customers. You will be delivering exceptional customer service and act as an ambassador for the Savers brand.
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Customer Support Apprentice - ARLEIGH INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Closing Date:
30th September 2018
Salary:
£138.75 p/w
Location:
Beccles, Suffolk
Start a career with ASAP Supplies (a subsidiary of Arleigh International Ltd, a Euro Car Parts company) a leading supplier of marine equipment and boat parts: working in our customer service centre, located on the Ellough Industrial Estate in Beccles.
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Retail Apprentice - DFS Trading Limited
Closing Date:
5th October 2018
Salary:
£148.00 p/w
Location:
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Working within one of our show rooms serving customers, giving great customer service and learning all aspects of retail.
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Retail Apprentice
Closing Date:
5th October 2018
Salary:
£148 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Working within one of our show rooms serving customers, giving great customer service and learning all aspects of retail.
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Christmas Team – Great Yarmouth – Various hours
Closing Date:
31st December 2018
Salary:
£6.64 (under 21) - £7.83 per hour
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
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