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Trade exchange firm to create 400 UK jobs

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Business-to-business trade exchange Bartercard, which allows companies to preserve cash resources by trading goods and services with other members, is to create 400 jobs in the UK.

As part of the company’s 2012 expansion plans, Bartercard is looking to build upon both its field sales and business development teams, with vacancies in several locations.

No previous sales experience is necessary, with Bartercard placing greater weight on the personal attributes of candidates, as MD Tim Ashley Sparks explains: “Although qualifications and experience remain valuable, for us, excellent soft skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, forge strong relationships and use your initiative are even more important.

“We are looking particularly for candidates who have recently graduated or are ex-military and ex-forces, because we know they boast skills of self-discipline, organisation and motivation,” said Sparks.

Bartercard was founded in Australia in 1991 and opened its UK arm in 1996.