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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?
Women buy almost 80% of everything that is for sale!

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Level 3 Digital Marketer Standard Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
30th September 2019
Salary:
£146.25 p/w
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, dynamic, forward-thinking individual. The new colleague will primarily be tasked with ensuring the Suffolkfa.com website and associated social media channels are relevant, attractive, have a continuous feed of n...
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Trainee and Experienced Car Sales Executives
Location:
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Do you want to work for one of East Anglia’s most prestigious car dealerships?
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Ford Trainee and Experienced Car Sales Executives
Location:
Ipswich (Ransomes Europark), Suffolk
Do you want to work for one of East Anglia’s most prestigious car dealerships?
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Current Apprenticeships
Location:
King's Lynn (Area), Norfolk
We advertise apprenticeship vacancies online – this is where an employer has told us they would like an apprentice but haven’t found anyone yet.
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Marketing Assistant
Closing Date:
26th September 2019
Salary:
10.06 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk
You will assist in developing and implementing a variety of marketing programs within the Force Support Squadron.
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Customer Service Shop Apprentice
Closing Date:
22nd September 2019
Salary:
£4.00/h starting wage, increasing with experience.
Location:
Bowthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk
We are looking for a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic Customer Service Apprentice to join the team. Working in our new board games shop, the successful candidate with have a passion for playing and selling top-quality board games, collectables and merch...
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