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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 Support Adviser - Hal Leonard Europe Ltd
Closing Date:
12th February 2021
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£19,500 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Hal Leonard Europe companies are part of the Hal Leonard group of companies - the world’s largest source of music publications, representing many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and....
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30th April 2021
New Anglia LEP is working with partners to support businesses during COVID-19 and to help them find the staff they need to continue to operate at this challenging time.
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Marketing and Communications Officer - ActiveLives
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
£10.50 per hour
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer Description About the vacancy ActivLives are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, relaibel and creative individual with the skills and experience they need to help develop ActivLives Branding, Marketing and Communications strand to support the team an...
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DAF Parts Advisor Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified parts advisors to be fully trained in sourcing and supplying parts for Heavy Vehicle.
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