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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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CUSTOMER ASSISTANT (Morisons, Wymondham)
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
2nd August 2020
Salary:
Competitive salary, plus excellent benefits
Location:
Wymondham, Norfolk
You’ll be part of a highly energised team who work hard and get the job done. Stores are successful when all work together to deliver a great experience for customers, and Morisons people make the difference. Variety of shift patterns available.
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Part-Time Sales Assistant (Sheringham)
Closing Date:
3rd August 2020
Salary:
£8.72 per hour* 7 hours per week
Location:
Sheringham, Norfolk
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Looking for an energetic, enthusiastic part-time retail assistant to help sup...
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Volunteer Charity Shop Assistant (Norwich)
Closing Date:
7th August 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Part Time: All voluntary hours are negotiable. Shifts which require talent every day of the week.
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Sales Assistant- 12 week temp
Closing Date:
20th August 2020
Salary:
competitive hourly pay rates
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Our store in Bury are looking for a minimum 20 hours per week Sales Assistant. You will require to be fully flexible over the course of the week. The hours will be spread across the week but will include at least one evening and one weekend shift. The hourly...
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Trainee Lettings Negotiator
Closing Date:
21st August 2020
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Attleborough, Norfolk
Competitive Basic Salary – On Target Earnings (Uncapped Commission) – Career Progression 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, th...
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Bright Futures Programme
Closing Date:
14th August 2020
Salary:
£10,000 but incremental salary scale with increases upon each successful completion each semester
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Looking for a new challenge? Want to earn while you learn? Our Bright Futures Programme could be for you. The Bright Futures Programme offers hands on experience, a degree, a salary and a permanent job with us once you have finished.
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