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At Prime, we make a real difference
by doing things differently


As a market leader in graduate sales recruitment, we’re committed to Changing the Perception of Sales and making it a career of choice. Combining our recruitment and training expertise, we’ve created a  unique process that will enable you to kickstart your career!


As an ISM BESMA Sales Training Provider of the Year, you will receive free Award-Winning training giving you the sales skills needed to succeed. You will also receive expert interview preparation to help you secure not just any role, the best role.


Our success rate speaks for itself. Not only will you receive award-winning training, but you will be introduced to some of the fastest-growing and most exciting companies to work for across the UK. Our priority is to find the perfect role for you.

We’re backed
up by some

As an award-winning and market-leading Sales Recruitment and Training agency, we put our values and integrity at the forefront of what we do.


90% of the candidates we place into roles pass their probation period, evidencing the effectiveness of the training and preparation we provide new employees with.


We have trained and placed thousands of incredible people into their ideal sales roles, which is a testament to how impressive our 90% retention rate is.


It’s fantastic to look back and see the incredible companies we have worked with over the years. We are proud to have retained a number of key clients who work with us 7 years later due to our unique process!

Our latest vacancies

If you’re an ambitious and driven individual looking for a lucrative career path that offers you unrivalled progression and earnings, get applying!

Account Manager

£22,000 pa

This is truly unique opportunity for the right candidate! Our partner is a start-up that is rapidly growing. They have two locations they’re looking to scale in Manchester and Dorset. Both the directors have a wealth of experience, robust training…

Business Development Executive

£22,000 pa
Manchester, UK

The role is all about outreaching to companies in any industry that have the potential to be a successful candidate to claim R&D Tax Credits, and ultimately become clients. Your success will come down to skillset, work rate, as well…

Graduate Sales Specialist

£24,000 pa
Glasgow, UK

Want to work for a business that is consistently recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK? Interested in the ever-changing world of Technology? Well, this could just be the opportunity for you… This business is…

Graduate Recruitment Consultant

£23,000 pa
London, UK

Our client is a global tech recruitment business with a specialist in cloud technologies and cyber security. They place a huge emphasis on development and progression which has led to their high performing teams and buzzing graduate culture. Graduates would…

Graduate Recruitment Consultant In Tech

£20,000 pa
Manchester, UK

One of Manchester’s biggest and best-known recruitment businesses, based in Didsbury. The business has won multiple industry award including being named ‘Best Company to Work For’ – they achieved this through their unrivalled commitment to creating a fun, sociable but…

Graduate Recruitment Consultant – Work for Prime

£21,000 pa
Manchester, UK

Are you looking to start a lucrative, exciting career in recruitment with a fun, sociable and award-winning team? If so, this could be the best position you ever apply for. This Is Prime is an award-winning graduate/entry-level sales recruitment and training specialist. Founded in Manchester 8 years ago, we have…

we recruit
& we train

Are you looking to hire the next top talent? Recruiting and training the next generation of graduates and trainee salespeople is our expertise. As sales sits at the core of any business, we know how critical it is to have the best talent in place.

Attrition can be a common issue, which is why we focus on sourcing the best talent and upskilling them, so they can succeed and grow in your business.

Neil Clough

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Having worked in sales environments for over 15 years, Neil’s passion and natural talent for selling has seen him progress through the ranks and achieve great success in his career. Neil quickly became a highly experienced individual within recruiting and developing sales talent, which led him to be an Apprentice Finalist in 2013.

This experience saw him achieve top salesperson status throughout, as well as breaking the record for the most high-ticket sales ever on a task! Neil is a huge fan of anything football related, but his sporting activities are not confined to just that. He is a regular gym-goer and has taken part in several endurance events, most recently the Gaelforce 64k challenge!

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Nicole Plinston

Co-Founder & Director

With over 20 years’ experience working in sales environments, Nicole has worked across many sectors for some of the best known global brands such as Virgin Media and Apple. She started her career selling car insurance, and quickly realised she had a natural flair for selling, and turned her skills to a career in recruitment.

During this time, Nicole’s passion for training and development grew, and she decided to study for her CIPD. Training has since been at the core of her expertise, and now she works developing the careers of salespeople and managers, both internally and externally. In her spare time, Nicole is an avid football fan, holding a season ticket at the mighty Crystal Palace! She also claims to enjoy running (but for the record, she really does hate it).

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Kyle Gallagher

Associate Director

Kyle joined This Is Prime as a graduate of Business and Marketing. He was the first-ever employee back in 2014, and has progressed to become an integral part of the team. He is now an Associate Director at This Is Prime and manages the team in Manchester. Kyle is also focussed on managing our key client and candidate relationships. Unfortunately, he is the only Gallagher brother that has no musical talent, but his wit in the office makes up for it!

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Steve Lowndes

Head of Sales Training

Since joining, Steve has set up and run our successful Prime Sales Academy, enabling organisations and their sales team to deliver better results, ramp up faster, and improve their retention. Whenever he gets the chance, Steve is straight on the bike and off into the hills. In his spare time, he likes to write. He has almost finished writing his book, “Selling in the New World: The Rise of the Transformational Seller.” We can’t wait to read it!

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Victoria Wright

Office Manager

Victoria joined Prime as our Office Manager and tasked to continue making Prime a fantastic place to work! She loves travelling and has been all over the world, impromptu weekends away and socialising with friends and family across the UK. Victoria’s number one goal is to buy a property abroad.

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Chris Thompson

Head of Manchester

After completing his Marketing Management degree at Manchester Metropolitan, Chris joined us in 2018. Within that time Chris has been promoted to Sales Manager, managing key clients and candidate relationships simultaneously. Chris is a huge fan of his hometown football team, Middlesbrough FC and doesn’t stop talking about it! He’s also the office comedian, keeping us all entertained (even virtually over Zoom).

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Lizzie Formisano

Sales Manager

Graduating with a First Class Honours in History from The University of Birmingham, Lizzie has an extensive background in recruitment and works placing top graduate talent into the best sales and recruitment opportunities across London. Lizzie joined us in 2020, and within 6 months she was promoted to Senior Sales Resourcer! Lizzie used to channel her inner Jimi Hendrix in a rock group, but has since swapped the 6 strings for a pair of CDJ’s and a drum & bass mix.

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James Salamon

Senior Sales Recruiter

James, aka “Salzy”, is a testament to our training and progression here at This Is Prime. Following on from his placement year with us, James has continued to stay on after graduation and is already carving out an excellent career. When he isn’t working, James pulls up the laces and is straight onto the football pitch, having played for the Manchester Met football team in the past.

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Charlotte Morris

Sales Recruiter

Charlotte is tasked with searching high and low to find the top graduate talent and place them into the best sales and recruitment opportunities across Manchester. She describes herself as an absolute chatterbox, and we couldn’t agree more! Since joining us in our Manchester office, she has not stopped talking about bottomless brunches, and is an avid fan of prosecco.

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Adele Patel

Sales Recruiter

Adele joined us with excellent experience under her belt in retail, marketing and communications, which has set her in good stead here at This Is Prime. She plans to progress with us as well as having aspirations to travel the world. She loves cooking and reading, and her favourite book is Outliers by Michael Gladwell. In the future, she’d love to live in France and be fluent in French!

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Mica Burke

Sales Recruiter

Graduating from Nottingham Trent University in English and Philosophy, Mica enjoys playing the guitar, steel drums and binge-watching a good Netflix series! She is always up for socialising and having a few tequilas with her friends. Mica aims to hit every continent in the next five years and be on the property ladder within the next three years.

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Liam Curry

Senior Sales Resourcer

Graduating with a First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University, Liam heads back to his hometown of Manchester and looks to make a fantastic career within recruitment! He is a massive fan of anything football, playing from 5 years old and reaching regional team within his teens. Liam has an incredible goal to run a sub 1:40:00 time within a half or full marathon next year!

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Akiel Johnson

Senior Sales Resourcer

Akiel is currently on Placement at Prime from Manchester Metropolitan University, studying Marketing Management. He has been a fantastic member of the team and always looking to learn! Akiel enjoys anything competitive and is currently part of the 1st team Football team at the University. His goal is to be so successful within his career he can afford a Lamborghini Urus!

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Jasmine Heslop

Sales Resourcer

Jasmine graduated from the University of Leeds in Midwifery but decided that a career in Recruitment was the way to go! During her time at University, Jasmine was part of the Netball and Cheerleading team! She also set up Bottomless Brunch events across Leeds and looking to start doing it again in Manchester on the weekends. Jasmine’s ultimate goal is to be on the property ladder in Ibiza!

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Sam McDonald

Sales Resourcer

Sam graduated from Liverpool John Moores with a BEng in Civil Engineering and decided Manchester was the next stop after university! He enjoys wearing my Birkenstocks with Socks, gardening, and spending time with his friends getting sushi, Ramen, Pho, or Korean BBQ. Sam’s number one goal is to be on the property ladder within the next 18 months and attend every Formula 1 event before hitting 30.

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Becky Maddox

Sales Resourcer

Becky joined Prime after graduating with a 2:1 in Criminology from the University of Liverpool. If anyone is going to win a dance competition at Prime, we definitely know who’s going to win! Becky has been dancing for years and specifically in heels and street dance! She loves watching a crime docuseries when she gets home, and her current goal is to afford a new car. “Eric” (Becky’s current car) has seen better days.

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Ollie Dunt

Sales Resourcer

Graduating from Nottingham Trent University in Graphic Design, Ollie is a regular gym-goer with a keen interest in powerlifting and is also a big fan of Chelsea FC. Whenever he has any spare time he is listening to 80s music, so don’t start a conversation with him about The Smiths as it will never end. Ollie aims to be very successful inside Prime, with the goal of earning 6-figures in 5 years’ time.

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Imogen Nolan

Sales Resourcer

Imogen is currently on an Industrial Placement from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she studies International Business Management. She loves music, travelling and fashion! Imogen’s current goal is to graduate from university with a first-class degree.

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Nathan Winter

Sales Resourcer

Nathan studied at the University Campus of Football Business at the Manchester City Football Club! He studied Football Business and Marketing at University because he wanted to combine his love of sport and develop his business skills. Nathan was the captain of his local Rugby League team before University. He is a big supporter of the Leeds Rhinos Rugby Team and Leeds Football Team! His goal is to succeed within Recruitment and afford a fantastic house based in Alderley Edge.

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David Lennon

Digital Marketing Executive

Graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a 1st class degree in Marketing Management, David works to create impactful content that will help Prime connect with new and existing candidates and clients, as well as helping us grow our brand into new markets. He is a massive fan of anything sporty, playing rugby, handball, cricket, and dodgeball to name just a few. He is currently training to return to American Football as a Wide Receiver.

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