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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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*Immediate Start* Customer Assistant Nights / Twilights : Tesco
Closing Date:
2nd April 2020
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
East Anglia
With the COVID-19 situation evolving every day, and unprecedented high demand, we urgently need to recruit extra temporary in-store colleagues. Working in our stores, you’ll play a key role in keeping our shelves stocked, helping our customers get what they ne...
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*Immediate Start* Customer Assistant : Tesco
Closing Date:
2nd April 2020
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
East Anglia
With the COVID-19 situation evolving every day, and unprecedented high demand, we urgently need to recruit extra temporary in-store colleagues. Working in our stores, you’ll play a key role in keeping our shelves stocked, helping our customers get what they ne...
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Apprentice Administrator (Land & New Homes)
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st March 2020
Salary:
£200.00 p/w
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
William H Brown Estate Agents have been your local estate agents since 1890 when William Henry Brown began trading, offering an auctions and valuation service. They are now looking to recruit a Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice who is looking who is l...
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Sales Negotiator Apprentice
Closing Date:
26th April 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p.w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for someone to join our team based in Norwich as an apprentice sales negotiator, to learn from some of the best in the property sector and progress in your career, you will be an important part of a team and be required to ge...
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Marketing Assistant Apprentice
Closing Date:
17th April 2020
Salary:
£8,273.00
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
An exciting opportunity to join West Suffolk College’s busy Marketing and Communications department as a Marketing Assistant.
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