Getting into buying and selling can be competitive. Work experience is invaluable in developing relevant skills and demonstrating your commitment to recruiters.

Professional Bodies represent people working in the sector, providing training and networking opportunities. They often provide careers support for students and graduates. They also provide development for people already working in the sector. Follow associations on LinkedIn or visit their websites for news, contacts, work experience and vacancies.

The main professional associations for this sector are the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and Institute of Sales Management (ISM).

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