Explore your career opportunities in sales2018-08-03T05:32:36+00:00

Explore your career opportunities in sales

Looking for a career in Sales?

Listed below is a selection of Universities, Colleges, Publicly funded career services and Recruitment Agencies across the U.K. (and beyond) that regularly post and share content designed to help you find your perfect sales career and guide you with advice towards a path of certification, recognition and achievement with an ISM Qualification. They offer advice on salary expectations, skills required, entry requirements and progression.

This site is constantly being updated – we hope you enjoy reading it, as much as we have had putting it together.

How to get into Pharma

A common first role for graduates trying to get into the pharma industry is the Pharma Representative. Not so long ago this meant calling on the physicians in your area as often as possible to promote your medicines because physicians were the key decision makers. See the original post here

Professional courses

Professional qualifications focus on improving your ability to succeed in a particular occupation, which is ideal if you have a clear career objective and want to gain valuable on-the-job experience through vocational training. Awarded by professional bodies within the relevant industry or sector, they often follow on from a degree [...]

Vehicle Salesperson

A vehicle salesperson sells new cars and buys and sells second hand cars, motorcycles and vans. As a vehicle salesperson you could start off earning between £12,000 and £20,000 a year. With experience it could rise to £35,000 to £50,000 a year. There is normally a basic salary and you [...]

Telesales Executive

There are no set requirements. A good standard of general education is important but employers will also want you to have an outgoing and confident personality. Previous experience in customer service, sales or marketing will be helpful though not essential. The Institute of Sales Management (ISM) is the industry body [...]

Sales Executive

If you're a confident communicator and enjoy the challenge of working toward targets, a career in sales may be perfect for you. Sales executives sell a company's products and services to individuals, businesses and government organisations. Sales may be domestic (within the UK), international, or a combination of both. As [...]

Professional Business Qualifications

If you are working within a specific field and want to deepen your knowledge of your sector, or if you are looking for a change of career, then a professional qualification is ideal. Professionally-accredited qualifications are an excellent way to boost your career and enable you to top up your [...]

Bid Writer

Bid writers prepare documents to win contracts to provide services, or to apply for project funding. You may write for your own company, or work for a specialist organisation writing bids for other people. You could work for a wide range of industries and services, from construction to healthcare. You [...]

Retail and sales

This sector, crucial to the UK's economy, offers a diverse mix of opportunities in a range of areas. The retail sector is the UK’s largest private sector employer with 2.9 million employees. 66% of all retail employees work for the largest 75 retail companies. By the end of 2017, the [...]

Buying and Selling

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 [...]

Sales supervisor

Previous experience in sales or marketing is usually essential. You’ll also need excellent communication and leadership skills. You could get into this job through an advanced apprenticeship in sales. The Institute of Sales Management (ISM) has information on industry qualifications, which could help you progress in this career. You’ll usually [...]

Sales Manager

Sales managers organise, coach and lead a team to work towards agreed sales targets. You would be responsible for a team of sales representatives selling a particular type of product or work with a certain type of customer, such as business to business sales. You may also be area manager [...]

Technical Sales Engineer

Science and engineering graduates with communication and sales skills face good prospects as the demand for technical sales engineers increases. As a technical sales engineer, you'll use your technical knowledge along with sales skills to provide advice and support on a range of products, for which a certain level of [...]