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APPRENTICES

Ready to make the most of your potential? Softcat is the perfect place to start out. We have a proud track record of training Apprentices, and then watching them follow successful careers with us. Whatever your talents, there could be an opportunity for you here – our main intake is Sales, but there are Technology and Business Operations opportunities too.

You will start earning from day one on all our award-winning Apprentice Programmes. You’ll also be tasked with a variety of exciting challenges, with plenty of guidance on hand from experienced colleagues. Week by week, you’ll gain the knowledge, soft skills and confidence it takes to thrive.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • You’ll need to be a quick learner
  • Hold at least one A-level or five GCSEs (including English & Maths) at C Grade or above
  • Be a genuine person who is positive and has an enthusiastic approach to your work
  • Ambitious, organised and hard-working
  • A keen interest in technology is a plus – but don’t worry if you’re no specialist. We can fill in the gaps for you!

LEARN & GROW

Our induction programme is your chance to learn about Softcat, meet our business leaders and start finding out about the detail of your role. FULL INDUCTION Apprenticeship career opportunities Apprenticeship career opportunities Through assessments and on-the-job training, you'll earn one of the following qualifications: GAIN RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS - Level 3 IT Technical Salesperson Standard awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
- Level 3 Business Administration Standard awarded by City & Guilds
As well as a further opportunity to gain Level 2 Functional Skills.
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Technology & IT apprenticeships You'll receive ongoing coaching throughout your apprenticeship, with your mentor on hand on a day-to-day basis. 1-2-1 COACHING Graduate careers Sales apprenticeships Your learning takes place as a planned ongoing process. Each quarter your training builds on specific skills to develop your knowledge and experience. ONGOING TRAINING Apprenticeship career opportunities Apprentice careers Our top-tier partners deliver training through Academy workshops, giving you the opportunity to earn additional, specialised accreditations. SALES APPRENTICE ACCREDITATIONS Apprenticeship career opportunities

CAREER PATH

Follow a structured career progression path to the role that suits you best.

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE If you are a success on the Apprentice Sales Programme, you will be offered a permanent Sales Executive role on our sales team. Then there is a clear path in place: either staying within Sales where you can ultimately progress to a Senior Account Manager position, or alternatively you can develop your management skills, moving through Mentor, Deputy Team Leader and Team Leader roles. Who knows? You might even manage a team of Apprentices one day. Ultimately, the sky's the limit. Apprentice career opportunities TECHNICAL / BUSINESS After completing a Technical or Business Operational Apprenticeship and you’ve shown you have the potential to succeed, you could be offered a permanent role. In our growing business, you’ll find diverse opportunities in teams like Tech, HR, Finance or Customer Services. Apprentice career opportunities

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

  • APPLY ONLINE

    Upload your details, and we’ll get in touch if we think you have the potential to be a successful Softcatter.

  • TELEPHONE / VIDEO INTERVIEW

    The interview is quick and straightforward (no need to be nervous). Impress us, and we’ll invite you to come and meet us.

  • INTERVIEW WITH AN APPRENTICE MANAGER

    At this stage, you’ll meet with your future line manager and Apprentice Programme lead for a webex/virtual interview to ensure you’re a good match and to help answer any final questions you may have.

  • FINAL PHONE INTERVIEW

    You’re almost there. You’ll talk on the phone to the Senior Apprentice Manager. The interview digs deeper into your character, skills and career goals.

  • WELCOME TO SOFTCAT!

    By passing that final stage of the process, you’ll be offered a place on our Apprentice Programme at the office of your choice. You’ll start the following September.

SOFTCAT APPRENTICE STORIES

Learn more about working in an Apprenticeship at Softcat, from the people on the team:

LOCATIONS

You’ll find us in nine locations, including our Marlow HQ and first overseas office in Dublin. Take a look at where you could soon be working.

MARLOW Close to town, our HQ features breakout areas, big screen console action, table-tennis and more. VIEW OFFICE  

AWARDS

In 2020, our apprentice programme was recognised as the #1 scheme in the UK by Rate My Apprenticeship. It was also a great honour for the company to come in at #5 in both the Great Places to Work and Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards. And, if that wasn’t enough, in 2021 Graeme Watt has been ranked at #3 in the UK’s Top CEOs. We have our employees – past and present – to thank for anonymously sharing their Softcat experiences. To see all our Glassdoor reviews, click here.

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