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90% Success

Placing graduates and trainees into their perfect sales or recruitment roles is our speciality.

As market leaders in this space, we’ve achieved a 90% success rate since founding in 2014.

Prime is nowhere near what a traditional recruitment agency looks like. We understand the stereotypical pitfalls that come with partnering with a recruiter. Finding a new opportunity should be exciting, which is why our process has been tailored to leave you feeling confident that we can help you find the right career.

Are you a graduate or trainee currently looking for your dream career? Well, you’ve come to the right place.


Candidate focussed approach

Our approach is centred around getting an in-depth understanding of your soft skills and technical skills, so we can successfully match you to a company that will allow you to thrive and achieve your goals.


Unique training process

Our training process makes us unique, equipping you with the essential skills to succeed in your first role. Our award-winning training is delivered by industry experts and covers in-depth interview preparation as well as one-on-one support throughout the first 12 months in your new role.


Prestigious Partners

We currently represent some of the best known and innovative companies across the UK, all of whom are currently recruiting graduates and trainees for their sales teams.

The Prime

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    Our process begins with a simple phone call. Whether we have found you ourselves or you’ve submitted your CV to us, we will schedule a conversation to understand what you want from a career. We’ll also introduce ourselves and talk about our process, with a specific focus on our training. If the first stage goes well, we will invite you for a face-to-face meeting.

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    Depending on your location, you’ll be invited to meet a team member at either our Manchester, London office or even a Zoom Call. This team member will be your mentor throughout this process and provide you with all the necessary preparation. Our face-to-face meetings are intentionally more informal, as we want you to feel comfortable talking to us. This approach gives us the best chance to get to know you better and figure out if we are the best agency to support you. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to one of our free training days.

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    The Prime Training Day is our unique selling point and is what makes our process so unique. Unlike ‘assessment days’, our training day allows you to learn the skills needed to thrive in a sales role. Our fantastic team host each session, including our co-founders: Apprentice 2013 finalist Neil Clough and The British Excellence in Sales Management Awards 2018 Sales Trainer of the Year Nicole Plinston.

    Our Training Days are incredibly helpful as we get to see your talent, you get to enhance your skillset and give you the opportunity to meet potential employers who are actively recruiting. All of our sessions are group-based and provide you with in-depth training specific to the roles you are looking for.

    Many of our clients recruit straight out of our training days. Some may invite you to an interview. If you make it into the “Prime Zone”, we will put you in front of numerous successful clients, giving you the best chances of landing your first role.

    If you don’t make it to the “Prime Zone”, – please don’t worry! If we think you would still be a great fit for one of our clients, we will invite you back for further training. However, if you are unsuccessful after this stage, you would have benefited from our team’s tailored training.

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    Training and development does not stop at our Prime Training Days. If successful, we will invite you back in for interview preparation and help you nail your interviews to land your dream role. We have a 90% success rate in placing candidates, so we’re confident you will shine when meeting our clients.

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    Starting a new career can be daunting, which is why many of the companies we work with will invest in our Prime Sales Academy—allowing you to have 12 months of award-winning training to support you through your first 12 months. This way, you can have the confidence that you are starting a role with great foundations and a supportive team to guide you.

Our latest vacancies

Customer Success Executive

£24,800 pa
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Sales Development Representative

£60,000 - 70,000 pa
Boston, MA

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SDR Manager

£40,000 - 50,000 pa
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Thea Enright

“I had the pleasure of working with Prime. They helped me prepare for my first job interview in sales. They were very attentive, supportive and encouraging from the first interaction I had with them. They found a job which suited my personality, strengths, weaknesses and goals, which I succeeded in due to their help and encouragement. They were very supportive throughout the whole process of prior, during and after being successful in the role. This was quite an overwhelming experience, which Prime helped me feel calm and confident about. I would highly recommend finding a job with Prime.”

Jack Kingham

“Throughout my whole journey with This is Prime, they continuously provided excellent support and mentorship, helping guide me through every step of the process! They were consistently informative and kept me up to date at all times whilst continuously providing me with training and resources to ensure I was prepared and ready for every stage I went into. A particular and special mention has to go to Liam! He always brought this positive energy and consistently went the extra mile to support and reassure me with any questions and preparation I had. If any graduates are interested or looking for a role in Sales, I thoroughly recommend contacting Liam and starting your journey with This is Prime!”

Aaryav Chatterjee

“I would like to take the time to recommend anyone in their job search to consider This Is Prime as a source to help them find the right fit for them. Akiel and Chris were two fantastic recruiters who helped me through my journey to secure my job. They both diligently prepped me for my interviews and helped me achieve a job role which was set out for graduates however even with no degree just based of my experience they were able to find the perfect job role. From the very start with the initial interviews all the way through the training process to the final interview I was given the best support!”

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At Prime, the opportunities are endless.

Although we are the best in the business when it comes to graduate recruitment, we don’t stop there. Our talented team within our Mid-Senior division can offer you a variety of enriching career opportunities.

At Prime, our team of consultants are experts in securing sales specialists like you, the perfect next step in your sales career.

From global companies to innovative start-ups, we work across a range of industries to suit your expertise and motivations.

You will get to partner with a dedicated sales consultant who will work closely with you to find the perfect fit and support you through every stage of the interview process.

Whatever you’re striving for, our team are well placed to help you navigate the sales landscape and secure your ideal role.

Our latest Mid-Senior vacancies

Senior Sales Development Representative

£70,000 pa
Boston, MA

The Company After experiencing triple digit growth for 3 years on the bounce, this LegalTech company has now opened up a brand new office in Boston and looking for their first SDR to join on the ground! Initially setup in…

Sales Team Manager

£36,000 pa
Manchester, UK

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established and recognised automotive fintech provider, based out of multiple locations in the Manchester region. They have a vibrant and inspiring environment, focusing on delivering a world-class service and successfully serving 10,000…

Business Development Manager

£35,000 pa

Job Title: Field Business Development Manager Salary: £35k basic, (£70k OTE, uncapped) + £5k Car allowance Location: Yorkshire (Field Based) Sector: Financial Services   My client is a leading provider of independent financial advisory services, software and data solutions to…

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

Sales Director

Kyle Gallagher joined This Is Prime in 2014 as the company’s first ever hire. In his time at This Is Prime, Kyle has progressed impressively and now serves as a Sales Director and team leader. He oversees the Regions Desk and broader Sales Team, bringing invaluable experience and leadership.

Outside of work, Kyle is an avid traveller who loves exploring new places and cultures. His thirst for adventure has taken him all over the world. Kyle is also a huge football fan, keeping up with all the latest matches and news.

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Chris Thompson

Head of Delivery

Chris Thompson heads up This Is Prime’s Manchester office, leading a talented team to help place graduates into sales roles across the city. Chris brings terrific energy and skill to his work, qualities that were first noticed by Neil Clough when Chris was working as a bartender in Manchester City Centre. Recognizing Chris’ potential, Neil brought him on board.

After graduating from university with a Marketing Management degree, Chris has thrived at This Is Prime. He loves working closely with Manchester’s many talented graduates and matching them with fulfilling careers.

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Steve Lowndes

Head of Sales Training

Steve Lowndes is a sales expert who brings tremendous experience and knowledge to This Is Prime. As an avid sports fan with interests in cricket, rugby, football, and cycling, Steve understands the dedication and teamwork required to succeed. He applies these same principles to sales, training and mentoring This Is Prime’s sales teams to reach new heights.

Steve recently published his book “Transformational Selling: How To Adapt Your Sales Style In The New World,” sharing his innovative philosophies on sales. The book provides actionable advice on adapting sales approaches to different personalities and situations.

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Victoria Wright

Office Manager

As a vital team member at This Is Prime, Victoria Wright is the glue that holds everything together. She ensures day-to-day operations run smoothly so the rest of the staff can focus on business growth and client relationships.

While Victoria works tirelessly behind the scenes, she also values downtime with loved ones. She enjoys impromptu getaways with family and friends, balancing her professional dedication with quality time exploring new places.

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James Salamon

Sales Team Lead

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 Team Lead

As Sales Team Lead at This Is Prime, Charlotte oversees key client relationships in Manchester. Known for being an energetic “chatterbox,” Charlotte loves connecting with clients and colleagues alike. She has an uncanny ability to establish a rapport that leads to successful partnerships.

Around the This Is Prime office, Charlotte helps to boost team morale and motivation because she understands that work is only fulfilling in a positive, supportive environment.

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Akiel Johnson

Sales Recruiter

Akiel was a former Placement Student here at Prime, where he showcased his exceptional skills and dedication, earning recognition as a top performer. Beyond his professional pursuits, Akiel is a sports enthusiast with an unwavering passion for Manchester United FC. Driven by his ambition and a genuine desire to make a difference, Akiel aspires to become a highly successful and impactful recruiter.

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Becky Maddox

Sales Recruiter

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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Rob Nixon

Sales Recruiter

Rob is a graduate of Ashton University! Where he studied Politics with International Relations. He is a massive Arsenal fan and tries to get down to the Emirates Stadium any chance he can. Rob currently plays Football on Saturday and Sunday for his local club in London and hopes to continue playing as much as possible! An interesting fact about Rob… He’s colour-blind!

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Lucas Jourdan

Senior Sales Development Representative

Lucas graduated from the University of Sussex in Economics and saw Recruitment as the next step in his career! He enjoys playing Football, Rugby and socialising with his friends across London. An interesting fact about Lucas, he upset his childhood hero Arsene Wenger when he met him for the first time! His current personal goal is to be the best version of himself possible.

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Calum Kirkby

Senior Sales Resourcer - Mid Senior Division

Calum has a Masters in Governance, Politics and Public Policy from the University of Sheffield! He loves Football and has a season ticket to Manchester United! Calum used to live in China for four years before University and hopes to go back very soon. His one personal goal is to be on the property market within the next three years!

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Yeshe Briar

Sales Resourcer - Mid-Senior Division

Yeshe graduated from the University of Derby in Sports Management but is originally from Cornwall. A Long way from home! He loves Football and Chelsea FC, and hopes to secure a season ticket soon so he can attend as many away games as he can while he works in Manchester. Oh! Did we mention he makes the best Chicken Curry!

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Paige Bradbury

Sales Recruiter

Paige graduated with a first-class degree in Biology from Keele University! She’s very outgoing and loves to attend festivals and events, with her goal to attend Glastonbury at least ten times. Typically, when you ask someone their favourite food, their response is Chinese, Italian or a Curry. Not Paige! She’ll take a good pub grub with a glass of red any day. Interesting fact about Paige, she’s done two ski seasons in Italy and has achieved a Level 1 Ski Instructor Course.

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Jade Burnand

Senior Sales Resourcer

Jade is a recent graduate of the University of Exeter, where she studied French and Spanish and picked up some beginner’s Italian. As a student from the south of England, Jade had never ventured farther north than Birmingham before relocating to Manchester after finishing her degree! After backpacking through Central and South America last year, her interest in international travel was cemented and she hopes to travel even more in the next 5 years.

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Babar Hussain

Sales Resourcer

Babar Hussain graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. An avid sports enthusiast, Babar is a regular at the gym and enjoys playing a variety of sports, especially excelling at chess. Babar dreams of one day owning a McLaren. He was born in Pakistan and lived there until the age of four before moving UK. When he’s not playing sports or studying science, you can find Babar spending time with friends and family.

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Matthew Campbell

Sales Development Representative

Matt Campbell recently graduated from the University of Nottingham, studying Industrial Economics. But he has now headed up to the north to start his career! Matt enjoys keeping fit at the gym and playing football. Being new to Manchester, he is keen to explore Manchester. His goal is to build significant financial success. An interesting fact about Matt is he used to work in Punting within Cambridge, selling boat tours to tourists!

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Berfin Eybeck

Sales Resourcer

Berfin Eybeck recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University graduate with a degree in Fashion Business Management. She enjoys shopping and following fashion from across the world. Berfin loves binge-watching Turkish Dramas, and her most achievable moment was passing her theory test!

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David Lennon

Senior 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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