Among the most popular positions for graduates in the UK today are those in sales and marketing departments. The reasons for this are plentiful, though the most obvious reason is that new graduates have the energy, enthusiasm, and dedication needed to succeed in these high pressure fields right after their university days are over. As well, sales and marketing jobs allow graduates to speak with a diverse group of people on a daily basis. Graduates are also interested in these jobs because they allow for creativity and “outside the box” thinking. In all, the sales and marketing positions available in the UK are ideal for the average graduate.
Perhaps the most alluring area of sales and marketing in the UK, and the world for that matter, is sports franchises. Football clubs, hockey, basketball, and other sports leagues in the UK and Europe bring in huge money from advertisers and need plenty of people in the seats to pay for the high costs of operating a franchise. As such, sales and marketing jobs are plentiful in sports management. Sales and marketing departments with franchises and sports leagues help sell season ticket packages, apparel, and advertising to the general public.
There are plenty of sales and marketing jobs in the telecommunications field in the UK. Telecommunications companies in the UK and Europe are competing with Asian and American companies for international clients and the increasingly global consumer. As such, UK telecommunications companies need sales people to package their products and sell them to a new client base.
Marketing professionals can find work with telecommunications companies in a variety of capacities. Many telecommunications firms have street marketing teams, which require clever ideas to get the attention of the general public. As well, marketing professionals can work on Internet marketing plans and improving the company website to bring in more business. Finally, marketing graduates can work with telecommunication companies on print, radio, and television advertisements that are clever and informative.
A final area in which sales and marketing professionals can find work is in the automotive field. Automotive companies, after all, are in competition with dozens of other companies around the world that have set up camp in the UK. Sales professionals can work in show rooms and dealerships or provide training and insight to these professionals. Marketing graduates can find work in advertising departments, helping get the word out about a new product line or an improved model already on the market.