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PARIS KING

Joined: 2013
Job title: Microsoft Program Manager

We talked to Paris about her career at Softcat and what it’s really like to work here.

How did you find out about Softcat?
Softcat was recommended to me by one of my family members who had worked at Softcat for a number of years and had nothing but good things to say about the company.

Sum up what your job involves in a sentence?
I am responsible for the management and development of Softcat’s Microsoft Programs.

Tell us the best thing about your job?
The variety! No working day is ever the same as the previous one. I always have new projects to work on and I get to speak to different people and new contacts all the time. It’s what keeps it interesting.

Describe your colleagues/managers – what are they like to work with?
They are a dream. My managers have always been really inspirational and are the reason I continue to strive for more. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience, which makes them the perfect people to learn from! My colleagues are some of the most hard-working and passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

What’s the most fun or rewarding thing you’ve done at Softcat?
Getting on the full year incentive to Thailand and Macau was incredibly rewarding, and the Founder’s Club 2018 Boat Party really stands out as one of the most fun events I’ve attended.

What has Softcat helped you to achieve?
Softcat has enabled me to build a really strong set of skills that I didn’t have 5 years ago, and these skills have formed the foundations of my career. I’ve been able to work in a number of different positions to help round these skills and I’m still constantly given the opportunity to develop them further.

Tell us about how you socialise or do things outside of the office with people from work?
I’ve made some of my best friends at Softcat and we will very frequently go out in our spare time for great brunches, nights out and even the very occasional gym session together! Some of my best holidays have been with friends I have made at Softcat.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining Softcat?
Do it immediately! From a career perspective, the opportunity is huge at Softcat and could open so many doors for you. In terms of quality of life, joining Softcat will be the best decision you make today.

What does success at Softcat mean to you?
Continuing to move up within the business and furthering opportunities to learn and improve my skills.