What is Sales Recruitment?
Sales is an industry covered by a large number of UK recruitment agencies, who can vary significantly in focus and reach.
A Sales recruitment agency offers a unique set of benefits, so whether you're a candidate looking for your next job or an employer looking to recruit staff for your business, it is important to understand the types of agencies who will have the best chance of meeting your needs.
What industries recruit for Sales jobs?
Sales positions are offered in countless industries and encompass an enormous variety of professional interests. Popular roles include field sales (Outside Sales
), Telesales (Inside Sales
) medical, media, pharmaceutical and, as your career progresses, executive positions.
Sales is a profession that requires strong social skills, charisma, excellent communication abilities, and a general commercial awareness.
Throughout the UK, base salaries typically range from £15-41K (OTE), and the overall average is about £25K. However, many sales roles offer commission packages to incentivise staff. This can often lead to salaries in excess of £60K and some in excess of £250k p.a.
The Institute of Sales Management
is a professional body that awards sales qualifications. They provide courses for professionals of all levels, and training ranges from theory to practical skills.