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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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ALL WORK & NO PLAY? WE DON'T THINK SO!
What's the point in working hard if you can't enjoy yourself whilst doing so? We have regular fancy dress days, charity bake sales, parties, board game nights and more to keep up team morale! Sound like fun?
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Sales & Marketing Assistant Apprentice : Rt Training Solutions Ltd
Closing Date:
14th June 2019
Salary:
£9,152.00
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
You will be reporting to the Sales & Marketing Manager and will be assisting in the sales and marketing functions of the training school. Duties will include developing new business, liaising with customers via phone and email, ensuring the website is updated...
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Marketing Executive
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Vacancy reference GRP-BSE-KS-1203 Competitive salary Degree in Marketing or relevant subject preferred but not essential Excellent written communication skills with a good grasp on grammar and writing for different audiences Preferably to have an awareness of....
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Shop Supervisor
Closing Date:
17th May 2019
Salary:
£16,139 -£18,868 per annum pro rata
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This role is part time 16 hours per week to include weekends St Nicholas want an individual who can help them make the most out of every donation and develop a stong community presence
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Apprentice Track Marshall / Race Director
Closing Date:
22nd May 2019
Salary:
£140.40 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Anglia Karting are looking for a committed, reliable and enthusiastic individual to join this exciting and fast paced leisure venue.
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Apprentice Cinema Team Member in Cineworld : Bury St Edmunds
Closing Date:
23rd May 2019
Salary:
£157.50 p/w
Location:
Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk
Do you love the cinema? How about a fast-paced sociable work environment? Cineworld - Bury St Edmunds is introducing a fantastic opportunity to gain your apprenticeship in Customer Service Level 2.
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