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Softcat Apprenticeship Scheme

Your chance to join an award-winning team at one of the UK’s Best Workplaces

As a Softcat Apprentice, you'll earn a competitive salary from your very first day whilst gaining the essential skills you need to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. On our 12-month Apprentice Program, you'll gain the business, communication and technical skills you need to succeed in sales, technology or operations.

How to apply

To apply for a Softcat Apprenticeship you need one A-level or five GCSEs (inc. English & Maths) at C Grade or above.

To win your place you'll need to be a quick learner and a genuine people person. Someone who can always be relied upon to have a positive and enthusiastic outlook. 

The work is fast-paced with lots of variety and exciting challenges, and there will be fantastic career opportunities for you as our business continues to grow.

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Training plan

3-week induction program

Your training starts with an intense 3-week induction program where you'll learn about Softcat, meet our business leaders and start to learn about your role in more detail.

Gain nationally recognised qualifications

Combining assessments and on-the-job training, you'll earn one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 IT Technical Sales Person Standard awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Standard awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Level 3 Business Administration Standard awarded by City & Guilds
  • Level 4 Software Developer Standard awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist Standard awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

As well as a further opportunity to gain Level 2 Functional Skills

Regular training

Our Apprentice Program takes a tiered approach to learning, so each quarter your training builds on specific skills.

Progression plan

Sales Account Executive

When you graduate from the Apprentice IT Sales Program, you'll join our permanent Account Executives as part of our regular sales force. From there, you can become an Account manager, Mentor, Deputy Team Leader and Team Leader. The sky's the limit.

Technical and Operational roles

Our technical and operational apprentices will also be encouraged to join the Softcat business on a permanent basis once they’ve graduated from their Apprentice program. Softcat is a growing business and there are always lots of job opportunities to choose from. Whether in IT, Services, HR, Finance or Customer Services, the right role could be just around the corner.

1-2-1 coaching

You'll receive ongoing coaching throughout your apprenticeship as well as having the support of your mentor on a day-to-day basis.

Earn industry-recognised Sales Apprentice accreditations

Our top-tier partners deliver training through Academy workshops, giving you the opportunity to earn additional, specialised accreditations.

Apprentice recruitment process

Our Apprentice Program is competitive, so we focus on attracting the best candidates. To stand out, you’ll need to immediately demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hard-working, fun, organised, and work really well in a team.

Apply online

If you’re Softcat apprentice material, our recruitment team would love to see your CV.

Video interview

Our recruitment team will send you the video interview for our Apprentice Program. It’ll only take you 10 minutes to complete. If you impress us, we’ll invite you in to meet with us.

Assessment centre

Meet our recruitment team, Apprentice Managers and get to know Softcat a bit better. You’ll need to prove that you’re committed, eager to learn, and ready to work hard.

Interview with a Manager

If you have what it takes, you’ll have another interview with your future line manager and Apprentice Programme Lead.

Welcome to Softcat!

If you're successful at this stage of the recruitment process, we'll offer you a place on our Apprentice Program at the office of your choice, and you'll start the following August.

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