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Sales Representative

Sales representative explaining product range on a brochure with a client

A sales representative, or sales rep, travels about showing goods to individuals or businesses and trying to sell them. They can also be known as sales executives.

The Work

The work varies from company to company, and involves either business-to-business (B2B) or direct sales, business-to-consumer (B2C). Main areas include:

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay without commission can range from £17,000 to £25,000 a year. Commission or bonuses can sometimes bring it up to between £30,000 and £55,000 or more a year. Some jobs pay only commission. You may be provided with a company car, mobile phone and laptop.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There is no single route into this job.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
9490
0.3 %
RISE
2029
9515
  United Kingdom
2024
167630
2.8 %
RISE
2029
172278

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need:

Training

Getting On

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