Sales Specialist - Entry Level (Summer 2021 Start Dates)

Sales | Marlow, Manchester, London, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, South Coast, Birmingham

Reporting to

Specialist Sales Team Leader

Average earning potential (inclusive of basic salary + commission)First year's earning potential *(based on achieving your first four targeted quarters)  - £25,000 - £32,000

*Please note, we're recruiting for Summer 2021 start dates (July and August)

This exciting role is to work within the Specialist Sales team here at Softcat, who are responsible for providing consultancy and support to our customers and Sales teams around a range of technology-based solutions, including Networking and Security and Datacentre. The key focus of this team is to keep abreast of what’s happening in the specific technology areas they are aligned to so they can understand how this may impact our customers, and how best we can deliver value.

Success. The Softcat way.

It’s an exciting time to be at Softcat, one of the UK’s most successful technology solutions businesses. We’ve reached the £1 billion revenue milestone, opened our first office outside the UK and picked up a series of industry awards. We’ve got even bigger plans for the future. So, if you share our drive and ambition, get ready to achieve more from your career.

Your role

We are offering opportunities to join the Specialist team either in Networking and Security or  Datacentre. Both of which don't require previous knowledge or experience in the sector, we are looking for someone that has a thirst to learn and will enjoy focusing on a specific aspect of technology.

As a Sales Specialist (in either area explained above) you'll be expected to do a blended role. The first element will be to drive business development, prospecting clients around the specific technologies you have been trained on. The second will be around providing internal consultancy to other Account Managers across our Corporate Sales teams, providing specialist technology insight that will help their customers buy the right technology that solves their business challenges. 

What we need from you

  • Previous sales or customer facing experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Have the entrepreneurial flare to build your own client base from scratch
  • Self-starter, quick learner and highly organised
  • Keen to learn about new and emerging technologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build rapport with potential new clients, as well as strong relationships internally


All our sales roles offer high earnings potential, thanks to the uncapped commission structure. Many of the team are earning £60k OTE inside 3 years. There are fantastic incentives too - including trips all over the world.

Other benefits include a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.

Apply now

To become part of the success story, please apply now!

*As we'll be asking you to complete a Behavioural assessment as part of the application process we recommend you complete this on a laptop/desktop to ensure a better candidate experience.*

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.