Science and engineering graduates with communication and sales skills face good prospects as the demand for technical sales engineers increases. As a technical sales engineer, you’ll use your technical knowledge along with sales skills to provide advice and support on a range of products, for which a certain level of expertise is needed. You’ll assist colleagues with bids and tenders for new clients from a technical perspective.

Companies are often keen for technical sales staff to gain membership of a relevant professional engineering body, although achieving chartered engineer status (CEng) is less common in technical sales than in other engineering disciplines. Employers usually encourage, and may even expect, further study at postgraduate level in technical or business-related subjects.

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