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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?
When customers visited the UK’s first supermarkets they were afraid to pick up goods in case they were told off.

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Get into Retail M&S Norwich
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
If you’re aged between 16 - 25 and not in employment, education or training, Marks and Start could be exactly the programme you’ve been looking for.
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Service Assistant : Screwfix
Closing Date:
9th January 2020
Salary:
£8.75 per hour benefits
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
You’ll be at the core of Screwfix, making sure our customers are the heart of everything we do, you’ll take your time to really get to know them whilst delivering genuinely great service.
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Marketing and Business Development Apprentice
Salary:
Competitive salary
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
We have an opportunity for a Marketing and Business Development Apprentice to join our team. The apprentice will work with the marketing team to support with the administration of internal and external marketing and business development activities.
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Telemarketing Assistant
Salary:
£15,000
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The successful candidate will be required to undertake telemarketing activities to generate leads and appointments on behalf of our clients. You will be assigned 2-3 clients to focus on. You will be given full training on their services and products, features....
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Level 2 Animal Grooming Apprentice (Ipswich, Martlesham) : Pets at Home Ltd
Closing Date:
6th January 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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General Shop Volunteers
Closing Date:
31st December 2019
Location:
North Walsham, Norfolk
You will be supporting our shop to give customers the best possible experience in store, keep the shop stocked and tidy, and help us to sort donations- an all rounder!
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