York College

Workers in this unit group perform a variety of sales occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 712: Sales Related Occupations.


  • Assesses characteristics of goods/services being sold and decides on main selling points
  • Advises clients and agents on insurance related problems, seeks new outlets for business and quotes premiums, bonus rates, tax concessions, etc.
  • Obtains orders for advertising, financial, catering, printing and transportation services
  • Organises parties in private households to sell clothing, fashion accessories, giftware and other goods
  • Provides demonstrations of a product within retail stores, exhibitions and trade fairs to promote interest amongst potential customers
  • Negotiates agreements for the passage of supply lines over or under land/property and the siting of supporting structures and other items.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by short courses covering practical skills and details of the product or service being sold. NVQs/SVQs in Selling are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £24,000 per annum and can progress up to £31,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 11,528 employed Sales Related Occupations N.e.c. in the region.

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