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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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Apprentice Sales Negotiator
Closing Date:
6th August 2018
Salary:
£148 p/w
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Begin your property career with an apprenticeship. The Connells Group look to invest highly in the right candidate starting to help build your way to the top! You will arrange window cards, arrange viewings, as well as general admin duties.
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JOB VACANCY - Marketing Intern
Closing Date:
31st July 2018
Salary:
To be discussed
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Electronic piano and soundscape duo Pianofield are seeking an Intern to assist with their Social Media, marketing and video editing promotions This is initially a 3 month post which could lead to ongoing part time employment within the music industry Be...
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Apprentice Sales Assistant - Norwich
Closing Date:
3rd August 2018
Salary:
£168.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
As an Apprentice Sales Assistant you are the first point of contact for our customers. You will be delivering exceptional customer service and act as an ambassador for the Savers brand.
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Arts and Stationers Sales Assistant (Norwich)
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Full Time, 35 hours over 5 days
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JOB VACANCY - Ruse & Son -Trainee Butcher
Closing Date:
31st July 2018
Salary:
Minimum wage
Location:
Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Traditional Butchers shop seeking a young person age 17 + to train as a butcher. Full training provided through MEAT in Ipswich and in house. 23 hours per week plus training. Please contact Steve New on 01787 378227
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JOB VACANCY - QD Stores - Weekend Sales Assistant
Closing Date:
29th June 2018
Salary:
National Minimum Wage
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Working over weekends within the store. Saturday 8.45am - 5.45 and Sunday 9.45am - 4.15 Stocking shelves helping customers and checkout operations. Download an application form from www.qdgroup.co.uk
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