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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.

Did You Know?
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Event Date:
29th June 2020
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
We would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate the successes and achievements of our students at West Suffolk College, at this year’s Celebration of Achievement digital event on Monday 29 June. Due to the circumstances, we are hosting this event onlin...
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Customer Assistant : Morrisons
Closing Date:
6th August 2020
Salary:
Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits
Location:
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Our store teams are at the heart of the local community and our Customer Assistants provide a great service and a buzz people enjoy. It’s why our customers keep coming back for more. It’s challenging and fast-paced on our Market Street and our friendly team lo...
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Sale Assistant : Evans Cycles
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Closing Date:
30th June 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to start their Evans Cycles Adventure!
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Customer Assistant (Part Time) : Lidl
Closing Date:
6th July 2020
Salary:
£9.30 - £10.50 an hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Our Customer Assistants work together as a team to ensure their store is clean, tidy and well-ordered so that customers can get the products they love and need. You’ll be part of a close-knit team who will soon become friends.
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Volunteering with Wood Green (Norwich Charity Shop Vacancies)
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Closing Date:
26th June 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
"Volunteering with Wood Green is incredibly rewarding. There’s lots of ways you can get involved, like helping in one of our charity shops where you’ll meet like-minded people and gain valuable experience."
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Retail Volunteer (Norwich)
Closing Date:
6th July 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
You will be a friendly face of Barnardo’s by volunteering in one of the shops.
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