York College
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Collector salespersons and credit agents visit private households to obtain orders and collect payments for goods and services.


  • Calls on household, explains purpose of call and displays or describes goods/services on offer
  • Emphasises main selling point of goods/services to stimulate customer interest
  • Quotes prices and terms, collects any payments and completes hire purchase or credit arrangements
  • Distributes advertising literature and sample goods
  • Makes follow-up calls to obtain further orders.

Entry Requirements

No academic qualifications are required. Training is provided on-the-job and may be supplemented by specialist short courses provided by employers.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £22,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 2,660 employed Collector Salespersons & Credit Agents in the region.

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