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The sales and marketing industry covers a huge range of roles. The opportunities to specialise, progress and retrain into different roles in this industry are endless and you are able to work in these roles across all sectors, so you can market or sell something you are very passionate about. Some sales and marketing roles enable you to travel the globe while others keep you closer to home. Whatever your preference is, if you’re passionate about driving business objectives forward and making a direct impact this is the industry for you.

If you’ve found the ideal Sales & Marketing job for you there’s just a few things you may want to know about how the application process for these roles usually work…

Your pathway into
the industry

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There are no age restrictions for jobs in the Sales & Marketing industry, but we recommend starting at level 2 or 3, which are entry level apprenticeship positions so you can really build your knowledge in this industry.

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Use our CV Builder and helpful CV guide to create your skills-based CV. Don’t worry too much - we are here to help if need be. If you have a portfolio of any work, it’s great to showcase that too.

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Once you have submitted your CV to us one of our Recruitment Resourcers will be in touch to find out what kind of roles you are after and help fill in any CV gaps if there are any. If you feel confident, there are loads of jobs on our website you can start applying for straight away!

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Now we know what type of role you’re looking for we’ll help you find a position and conduct a mock interview, so you feel super prepared for that all-important next step.

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If your application is successful and you’re called in for an interview we can provide support in multiple areas, including travel planning, budgeting and more.

Job listings

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP2D2D5593
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Trafford
Weekly Wage:
£ 185
Employer:
QA
Currently seeking a dynamic individual to join the phenomenon that is Pulseroll, the brand is going from strength to strength and is endorsed by many athletes, as such we are looking for a brand ambassador to attend events and promote brand awareness with a keen eye for detail.
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VPEC87B637
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Bristol, City of
Weekly Wage:
£ 166
Employer:
QA
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Digital Marketing and Campaign Executive Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP058DB5FF
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
City of London
Weekly Wage:
£ 192
Employer:
QA
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Email/Digital Marketing & Campaign Executive to join our Digital Marketing/Production team. You will be working across all our brands, managing and analysing email marketing campaigns and assisting with responsive HTML email template creation.
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP73FBDAF5
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Windsor and Maidenhead
Weekly Wage:
£ 230
Employer:
QA
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Digital Marketing Level 3 Apprenticeship

Job Ref:
QA-VPA65D680E
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Basildon
Weekly Wage:
£ 230
Employer:
QA
We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Digital Marketing Apprentice to assist our Digital Marketing Coordinator. You will be reporting directly to the Digital Marketing Coordinator and assisting with all related tasks. You may be required to perform administrative tasks, conduct market research, and create marketing content.
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP8626777C
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Colchester
Weekly Wage:
£ 200
Employer:
QA
The candidate should be someone who enjoys using social media and has a knowledge of using hashtags, increasing followers and engaging with followers for both Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. They must be creative and always think of new ways to bring products and services to the market as well as managing Holistic Recruiters websites. 
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP56B10538
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Slough
Weekly Wage:
£ 192
Employer:
QA
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP5EF8B9AA
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Redbridge
Weekly Wage:
£ 150
Employer:
QA
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Digital Campaign Apprentice Executive

Job Ref:
QA-VP057F6812
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Swale
Weekly Wage:
£ 230
Employer:
QA
We require a pragmatic and skill Digital Campaign Executive to manage and deliver high quality marketing campaigns on behalf of our clients.  The individual must be passionate about marketing, especially digital marketing.
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP3C8692BB
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Weekly Wage:
£ 211
Employer:
QA
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Apprentice Marketing Executive

Job Ref:
QA-VP90F4C8DF
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ 230
Employer:
QA
We are looking to add to our team with an apprentice that will complete a digital marketing apprenticeship whilst with the business. This person needs to be dedicated and eager to learn as the responsibilities in the role are broad and varied across functions such as office administration, marketing, social media and other ad hoc duties.
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP2C13FCFC
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Fylde
Weekly Wage:
£ 150
Employer:
QA
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VPD2D8564C
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Weekly Wage:
£ 168
Employer:
QA
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP29B4E02E
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
West Suffolk
Weekly Wage:
£ 192
Employer:
QA
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Digital Marketing Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VPC8535228
Listing Date:
24.05.2020
Location:
Swindon
Weekly Wage:
£ 175
Employer:
QA
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Required Skills & Qualifications

No prior qualifications are required to take most Sales & Marketing Qualifications from Level 2 and above, but you will need 5x GCSEs at grades A* - C or 9 - 4 including maths and English to start at Level 3. If you are a hard-working, dedicated and passionate person one of the many available jobs in the Sales & Marketing industry could be the perfect career choice for you.

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Digital Marketer

Myth busting

Digital Marketers can work in a variety of sectors and have the opportunity to gain a vast skill-set over their career. Digital marketing roles are becoming more important over time as technology advances and people are moving towards marketing almost everything online, as opposed to using offline marketing techniques. You are able to continue to develop an array of skills or specialise into a more specific field, such as SEO analyst, Social Media Executive and more.

Digital Marketers at the top of their game can earn as much as £70k + p/a
Job Role Progression: • Assistant Digital Marketer
• Digital Marketer
• Digital Marketing Manager
• Director of Digital Marketing

Finer Details

As a digital marketer you will work standard office hours Monday – Friday, but you may be expected to stay late to complete larger projects.

You may be responsible for
- Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns.
- Developing and implementing an SEO and PPC strategy.
- Creating social media content and campaigns.
- Monitoring and recording analytics.

The good points...

This job role provides you with the basis of many different marketing areas you can specialise in, or choose to use to grow into a digital marketer management role.

... and the bad

You will have to put your own time into researching latest trends to really grow in a digital marketing role, so have to be self-motivated and really invested in the role.

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Marketing Executive

Myth busting

Marketing Executives tend to be creatively minded people as they are having to produce content continuously as part of their role. It is a hugely diverse role where no two days will be the same, and you get to cover most aspects of marketing from content writing and SEO to PR and event organisation. You could work as a marketing executive for a company, or for a marketing agency but either way, there are always chances to train and add to your skills as a marketer because the marketing landscape is always evolving and changes.

Marketing Executives at the top of their game can earn as much as £60k + p/a
Job Role Progression: • Marketing Assistant
• Marketing Executive
• Marketing Manager
• Marketing Director

Finer Details

As a marketing executive you will work standard office hours Monday-Friday, but will be expected to stay late to complete larger projects.

You may be responsible for
- Assisting the Marketing Manager implement and record campaigns.
- Coming up with innovative campaign ideas to present to senior members of the team.
- Meeting clients and pitching ideas.
- Helping implement online and offline campaigns from initial concepts to analysing results.
- You may be given the chance to implement your own marketing strategies.

The good points...

There are lots of job opportunities available across different sectors so you should never be out of work.

... and the bad

When you are launching a big campaign you will have to put in extra hours and maybe even weekends to get projects across the line.

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Public Relations Assistant

Myth busting

PR Assistants work alongside senior members of the PR department and their clients or company to help create press releases and contact press to maintain positive images of the company in the press. PR departments work alongside journalists and other media specialists, so as well as a keen eye for details and excellent grammatical and written skills, PR Assistants should be people oriented and willing to go the extra mile.

Public Relations Officer at the top of their game can earn as much as £40k+ p/a
Job Role Progression: • Public Relations Assistant
• Public Relations Officer
• Public Relations Manager
• Public Relations Director

Finer Details

PR Assistants tend to work 9-5 job roles but as you move up the ladder, depending on which type of PR you choose to go into, you may need to be on-hand all hours of the day to help companies avert media crisis’.

You may be responsible for
- Supporting the PR Team with admin tasks.
- Researching journalists and leads within sectors.
- Monitoring relevant press coverage.
- Taking and making telephone calls and distributing information.
- Learning to write press releases.

The good points...

There is huge opportunity for progression and to work alongside top journalists and companies.

... and the bad

You will have to put in lots of extra work to move up in the field of PR as it is a very competitive industry.

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Sales Executive

Myth busting

Being a good sales executive is all about having ‘the gift of the gab’. If you can talk to people like there’s no tomorrow and love the buzz of closing in a sale, then this is the right career for you. It’s an industry that not only brings you the opportunity to travel, but also make a lot of money if you get the right training and are interested in progressing in your career. Your main job role is to sell your company’s product/service - the more, the better!

Senior Sales Executives at the top of their game can earn as much as £100k + p/a
Job Role Progression: • Sales Assistant
• Sales Executive
• Senior Sales Executive
• Sales Director

Finer Details

As this is not a usual office job you will be working long hours, often on the road. You will spend very little time in an office environment and as you will be under pressure to meet your targets the ability to prioritise and organisational skills are key.

You may be responsible for
- Finding leads and bringing on customers with agreed pricing.
- Negotiating sales.
- Hit targets and represent organisation at events.
- Identify markets and new business opportunities.

The good points...

You will have the chance to meet lots of new people and make many industry connections. You will also be one of the driving forces of the business.

... and the bad

At a senior level you will spend a lot of time away from family as you will have to travel, sometimes even internationally for work.

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Brand Manager

Myth busting

Brand Managers and Marketing Managers have very similar job roles, but brand managers tend to focus on a brands overall appeal and the way the public view a brand, whereas marketing managers work on gaining sales through promoting products and services. Often in smaller businesses these job roles will cross over and in larger businesses you will work very closely together. Brand managers must have great attention to detail and be meticulous at checking everything that goes out to the public is the best it can be. The great thing about being a brand manager is that there are lots of opportunities to grow in your role and you will be expected to develop multiple skills across the marketing field. You will also get to liaise with lots of other departments to bring campaigns to life so it’s important that you are a very clear communicator if you want to take on this role.

Brand Managers at the top of their game can earn as much as £55k + p/a
Job Role Progression: • Marketing Assistant
• Assistant Brand Manager
• Brand Manager
• Senior Brand Manager
• Head of Brand
• Marketing Director

Finer Details

You will be mostly office based and work standard office hours, however, there is an expectation in this role that you will be willing to work evenings and weekends to get various projects over the line.

You may be responsible for
- Research and monitoring market trends.
- Overseeing and signing off press releases, design concepts and other external communications.
- Meeting with various departments and clients (in an agency-based role).
- Organising events.
- Mentoring and overseeing junior staff.
- Monitoring results and reporting back to senior members of staff.

The good points...

You have the opportunity to work for a company you truly believe in, within a sector of your interest and watch the brand grow. It can be well paid and enable you to have some amazing experiences.

... and the bad

If the brand comes into bad publicity it can be very stressful repairing the damage to the brand.

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Estate Agent

Myth busting

To be a successful Estate Agent you will need to be a people-oriented person who is driven and passionate about the housing/commercial property market. The property market can be a great industry to work in when sales are coming through and all is going well but can be tough when sales fall through due to circumstances out of you control - for this reason you will need to be determined and have a ‘never give up’ mind-set.

Estate Agents at the top of their game can earn as much as £60k + p/a
Job Role Progression: • Assistant Estate Agent
• Estate Agent
• Senior Estate Agent
• Manager of Residential/Commercial Property
• Director of Residential/Commercial Property

Finer Details

As you will be contacting clients that mostly work between 9-5 you will be expected in most cases to work Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm and some Saturdays too. Estate Agents always need to look well-presented it’s essential you look smart at all times in this role.

You may be responsible for
- Looking at new properties, collecting information and booking in a photographer to take photos for the listing.
- Talking to sellers and landlords about property features and pricing.
- Contacting leads and showing potential buyers and tenants around properties.
- Completing paperwork and other admin tasks.

The good points...

Finding people their dream home can be really rewarding and it is an industry where you can make lots of money, particularly in commercial property.

... and the bad

Sometimes sales will fall through due to powers beyond your control which can be frustrating, so it’s important to have a really positive attitude.