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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 is believed that the UK’s oldest store is in Boxford. Boxford Stores is believed to have been in use since the early 15th century.

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Office Administrator Apprentice - Glasswells
Closing Date:
13th November 2020
Salary:
£168 per week
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Glasswells are a furniture retailer over a 100,000 square foot including a restaurant. They have an exciting opportunity for an Administrator Apprentice to join the team. Working in our busy buying office, you will be there to cover a numb...
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Customer Service Apprentice - Glasswells
Closing Date:
13th November 2020
Salary:
£168 per week
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Glasswells are a furniture retailer over a 100,000 square foot including a restaurant. They have an exciting opportunity for a Customer Service Apprentice to join the Shop Floor team. You will report to the Furniture Manager on a day to da...
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Receptionist Apprentice - Glasswells
Closing Date:
13th November 2020
Salary:
£168 per week
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Glasswells are a furniture retailer over a 100,000 square foot including a restaurant. They have an exciting opportunity for a Customer Service Apprentice to join the team. We are looking for a confident administrator to work on our custom...
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Flagship Charity Shop Volunteer - Wood Green The Animal Charity
Closing Date:
1st March 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Wood Green is proud to be the pet charity that makes a difference to the lives of pets and people across the UK. Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. To achieve this, we not only provide car...
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Trainee Lettings Negotiator
Closing Date:
1st November 2020
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
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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Sales Negotiator Apprentice
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
27th October 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for someone to join our team based in Norwich as an apprentice sales negotiator, to learn from some of the best in the property sector and progress in your career, you will be an important part of a team and be required to ge...
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