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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?
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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Seasonal Holkham Stories Assistant
Closing Date:
25th January 2020
Salary:
£9.30 per hour (from 1st April 2020) for staff aged 21 and over.
Location:
Holkham, Norfolk
The role of Holkham Stories Assistant is to provide a positive and welcoming point of contact for all visitors visiting the Holkham Stories Experience. This experience is a fun, interactive and informative permanent exhibition that sits within the main visitor...
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L3 Business Admin Apprentice
Closing Date:
28th February 2020
Salary:
£3.90 p/h
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
A fantastic opportunity has arisen in the Thetford area to work with an expanding company. The right person will get to experience all parts of the business from marketing, design, administration and sales. Whilst working here you will complete the Level 3 App...
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Level 2 Animal Grooming Apprentice (Ipswich, Martlesham) : Pets at Home Ltd
Closing Date:
6th March 2020
Salary:
£152.10 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
You will work alongside the Salon team to provide a high standard of pet care and customer service. Following Pets at Home’s in house training program you will develop the skills to groom a variety of breeds. You will start with preparing dogs for their groom;...
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Volunteer Scheme
Location:
Banham, Norfolk
Our wonderful team of Volunteers are invaluable in helping us continue to grow and develop as a charity.
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Careers
At Ransomes Jacobsen®, we take a “quality-comes-first” approach to everything we do. This not only elevates the performance of our products, it also helps create a positive, family-oriented work environment.
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Food Service Worker : RAF Lakenheath
Salary:
£7.93
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
You will serve as a delicatessen/bakery assistant, helping in the preparation and serving of specialty meats, delicacies, preserved foods, cheeses, salads, breads and sweets.
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