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Can I apply if I didn’t do a science based degree?

Of course. We take candidates from all degree subjects and classifications. We are looking more at your competencies and ability to learn.

Do I need to have sales experience for this role?

Not necessarily. We are looking for candidates who have had previous experience working within a customer facing environment.

How do I find shadowing experience?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with shadowing experience due to insurance restrictions. You will need to visit your local GP surgeries and pharmacies to see if they have any contact details. Also think about any friends or family who have contacts in the pharmaceutical industry.

Is there any training involved?

Most certainly. You will have a 4 day induction at our head office in Ashby de la Zouch. This will include the role of a rep and selling skills, as well as covering important information about our organisation. You will also receive product training.

Will there be career development opportunities?

Definitely. At Ashfield we are always encouraging our employees to strive to be their best and therefore we give our employees the opportunity to progress in their career and give them lots of training in order to do so.

Do we receive any help prior to the client interviews?

Yes. Our Resourcing department has consultants who are there to help you and prepare you for interviews. We are able to help you on the telephone or face to face it’s entirely up to you.

Why do I need to have a driving licence for his role?

This is a requirement for the role, as it involves travelling around a specific geographical location meeting with various healthcare professionals.

What is the starting salary?

Starting salaries vary, depending on the contract, role and level of experience.

Are there any bonuses included?

Yes, but this is dependent on the client and your performance in the field.

Do I have to relocate?

Not at all, but it certainly helps to find you a role much quicker if you are flexible.

What can I do between now and finishing my degree to improve my prospects of a career with Ashfield?

There are a few things that you can do. Please research the role of a Medical Sales Representative in as much detail as possible. Speak to or ideally shadow a Medical Sales Representative for at least 1 day.

When can I apply to Ashfield?

Anytime or once you have completed your degree or are coming towards the end of your degree. You must possess a full valid UK driving licence and have the right to work in the UK.

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