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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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IT Apprentice (Zatu Games)
Salary:
£4.30 per hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Zatu Games is a young and up-and-coming online retailer ready to change the game when it comes to employment. We’re dedicated to selling top quality board games, collectables and merchandise and we’re looking for exciting talent to join our team.
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Butchery Apprentice/Trainee
Closing Date:
1st June 2018
Salary:
Excellent rate of pay dependent on experience
Location:
Heacham, Norfolk
We are recruiting one full time butchery apprentice/trainee for our Walsingham Farm Shop in Heacham, Norfolk.
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Customer Service Advisor - Argos
Salary:
£6.78 (under 21), £8.00 (21+) per hour, plus excellent benefits
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
You will be an advocate for the Argos values, and will do all you can to meet customer expectations – from serving on the till and the collection counter, to providing assistance on the shopfloor, to picking stock in the stockroom.
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Sales and Customer Service Executive (Maternity Cover)
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Sales and Customer Service Executive (Maternity Cover) Start: Immediately. Hours: 30 – 40 (negotiable)
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Positions at Thetford Garden Centre
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
"We have some roles available to join our fun, hard-working team in our stunning new restaurant with immediate start, either in the kitchen or waiting tables. Full or part-time with some flexibility. Career progression possible plus learn skills transferable t...
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Apprentice Recruitment Resourcer
Closing Date:
10th June 2018
Salary:
£175 a week
Clearfield are specialist recruiters in the Construction Industry, we are growing and would love you to be part of this growth by joining our Training Academy! This is the perfect opportunity to start your career in recruitment, working at our Head Office in I...
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