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Collector salespersons and credit agents

£5,720 Average salary at age 20
£17,680 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

  • 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.


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

UK Prospects

7500 Workforce Size
3.93% Predicted decline 2021 - 2027
4590 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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