Sales related occupations n.e.c.


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


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.

Typical tasks

  • 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.

Common job titles

Demonstrator, technical
Representative, publicity
Agent, emigration
Buyer, job
Salesman (retail trade: party plan sales)
Officer, wayleave
Promoter, sales
Consultant, sales (insurance)
Operator, hire, skip
Seller, space (advertising)
Finder, land
Salesman, land (estate agents)
Representative, service, railway
Representative (retail trade)
Viewer (estate agents)
Agent, hire, car
Representative, financial
Representative, newspaper
Renter, film
Dealer (party plan sales)
Representative, sales (retail trade)
Secretary, club
Agent, brewer's
Canvasser, advertising
Controller, hire, plant
Planner, party
Manager, service, retail (railways)
Representative (retail trade: party plan sales)
Canvasser (advertising)
Contractor, hire, plant
Traveller, advertising
Traveller, commercial
Representative, shipping
Coordinator, hire
Representative, sales
Operator, rental
Canvasser (transport)
Executive, sales, inbound (insurance)
Traveller, insurance
Organiser, party (retail trade: party plan sales)
Agent, hiring, film
Salesman, property
Recruiter, membership
Agent, railway
Consultant, energy (electricity, gas suppliers)
Promoter (wholesale, retail trade)
Agent, rental, car
Representative, sales (telecommunications)
Viewer, house
Representative, advertising
Canvasser, freight
Representative, finance
Agent, commission (insurance)
Agent, traffic (canals)
Supervisor, hire, car
Supervisor, hire, plant
Escort (estate agents)
Representative, display
Agent, mercantile
Adviser, sales, insurance
Broker, printer's
Representative, catering
Representative, freight
Agent, company's, tug
Traveller, advertisement
Agent, foreign
Agent, brewery
Representative, commercial
Salesman, insurance
Hirer, car
Controller, hire
Canvasser, insurance
Adviser, sales (insurance)
Consultant, food
Representative, space (printing)
Agent, forwarding
Agent, naturalisation
Canvasser, traffic
Agent, bank
Planner, sales (party plan)
Representative, sales (retail trade: party plan sales)
Adviser, sales, inbound (insurance)
Agent, general
Salesman, space, advertising
Representative, advertisement
Canvasser (insurance)
Agent (party plan sales)
Salesman, advertising
Controller, hire and sales
Agent, passport
Adviser, membership
Representative, traffic (air transport)
Canvasser, advertisement
Contractor, posting, bill
Distributor, film

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.