- Maintains record of sales statistics, customers contacted and changes to customer details.
- Arranges despatch of goods and services, information and/or brochures to customers.
- Receives orders for goods/services by telephone and records relevant details.
- Quotes prices, credit terms and delivery conditions and records details of orders agreed.
- Telephones potential customers, explains purpose of call, discusses their requirements and advises on the goods/services being offered.
- Learns about the product(s)/service(s) to be sold.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 11% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for telephone salesperson is £15,327
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 862. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for telephone salesperson roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £15,327 per year. That is about £1,277 per month or £7.86 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,891, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,252
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 862 people are employed in the region.