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Auctioneer

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Auctioneers value items, including antiques, paintings, cars, property and livestock, and then sell them in a public space. The people in the audience offer ever-increasing prices and the auctioneer sells the item to the person offering the highest price.

The Work

You are likely to specialise in one particular area, broadly categorised as; moveable items, such as antiques, cars and machinery; livestock; property and land.

You could be:

Pay

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

Salaries range from between £17,000 and £20,000 a year for new entrants, rising to £23,000 or more. Senior managers can earn up to £50,000, sometimes more. Self-employed auctioneers depend on commission for their income.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You can get in by various ways and entry is very competitive.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2636
3.4 %
RISE
2023
2725
  United Kingdom
2018
73179
3.4 %
RISE
2023
75636

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Tel: 020 7854 8900
E-mail: info@brc.org.uk
Website: http://www.brc.org.uk
Twitter: @the_brc

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

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