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Sales supervisors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£15,080 pile of coins

Age 35

£25,480 pile of coins

Age 50

£29,640 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £19,240

What does this career do?

Sales supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of sales and related workers in retail and wholesale establishments.

Typical tasks

  • directly supervises and coordinates the activities of sales and related workers
  • establishes and monitors work schedules to meet sales and productivity targets
  • liaises with managers and other departments to resolve operational problems
  • determines or recommends staffing and other needs to meet sales and productivity targets
  • reports as required to managerial staff on departmental activities.

Current entry requirements

No minimum academic qualifications are required although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or A levels/H grades along with relevant work experience. NVQs/SVQs in Retail Operations are available at Levels 1 and 2, and apprenticeships may be available in some areas. Professional qualifications are relevant in some areas of selling and may be an advantage.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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