If you have any specific questions about working for Softcat, please check the FAQ section below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please email us at, and we’ll get back to you when we can.


Do you just hire graduates?

No, certainly not. Alongside our grad intake, we also welcome candidates straight from school/college, as well as those non-grads who can bring their valuable working experience from elsewhere.

What is the application process?

If you visit the careers area page on this website that you are interested in, you will see a recruitment process that will outline the various steps involved.

What is your Sales Executive application deadline?

We’re constantly looking for new talent, so please do apply as soon as you want to be considered for the role. If you think ahead and want to apply for a role in the future, we’re happy to consider you for start dates in the following year for example.

How long is the application process for the entry level sales roles?

The process can take between 2-4 weeks generally, depending on when assessment days are being held. We hold assessment days either once or twice a month (depending on the office), and then we’re pretty quick at getting the face-to-face and final stage interviews in after that, so we’ll be as speedy as we can.

Have you got any useful hints and tips on how to approach the sales interview process?

Yes, please see our infographic that will tell you everything to expect after applying for a sales role, and our top tips for success!

Is there a set time of year when Sales Executives start?

We offer eight different start dates which gives flexibility for candidates that want to start at different points of the year. We tend to hire in November, February, April and across May-September.

Will I receive feedback on my application?

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can’t unfortunately give specific feedback, but if you request more detail, we will be happy to provide this.

Do you have a minimum degree requirement?

No we don’t. We open roles up to people who have not been to university but can demonstrate good and relevant work experience instead.

Do you accept applications from citizens outside the UK?

As long as you have the right to work in the UK and can show us a valid and current visa we’ll be able to consider your application. We don’t unfortunately sponsor visas, so you’ll need to ensure that you don’t require this before making your application.

Is there a formal graduate scheme?

We don’t offer a formal graduate scheme of a fixed period or rotations, however, we do offer a structured development programme within Corporate, Public Sector and Specialist Sales to ensure that when you join, you are supported and get the training needed to build a successful career.

Can I defer an offer?

We recruit all year round and we understand that life doesn’t always go to plan and can often change. Whatever your situation, we will try and accommodate your needs where we can and see if we can flex your start dates.

How much flexibility is there in job locations?

We appreciate that you may have a change in personal circumstances that means you may need to move offices, and where possible we’ll try to accommodate.

Will I have induction days before I start?

When you start you will be given a formal induction. This may vary depending on the area of the business you join. Please speak to your recruiters in the team to understand how it will look for you.

Will you sponsor my ongoing professional development?

We are really big advocates for professional and personal development, and have a dedicated L&D function solely to support this. We like to encourage an ethos of you driving your own career and proactively seeking ways to develop, whether that be via on-the-job or formal training, we are here to support you!

What benefits do you offer?

We offer good rewards packages for all of our roles (including Sales roles which come with uncapped commission). The benefits include pension, 22 days’ holiday (rising to 25 after a qualifying period) and a free day off for your birthday, plus a personalised rewards package called Perklife where you can select the perks and benefits to suit your lifestyle and needs.

What support networks exist?

There’s an inclusive, welcoming culture at Softcat. It feels one big family, where everyone is fully supported to be the person they want to be. Our networking groups include Pride, Family, BAME, Supporting Women in Business, Empowering Disability and Neurodiversity. Opportunity really is open to all.


Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.