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Are you right for Softcat? Are we the right employer for you? Our recruitment process is designed to assess your skills, qualities and potential for success, while giving you a clear picture of the role and life at Softcat.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

If you have any specific questions about working for Softcat, please check the FAQ section. 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.