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Softcat Tech Starter Programme

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Location: UK: Marlow, Buckinghamshire + Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Whiteley

Opportunity: Retraining programme – permanent role

Start Date: End March 2021

Apply by: ASAP

Retraining Opportunities in IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security

Keen on a tech career after a career break? Softcat is one of the UK’s biggest success stories in providing technology solutions. They’re ready to train you from scratch and set you on a path with a great long-term future.

You’ll join Softcat in a real role with a good starting salary and some brilliant benefits. On completing the programme, you’ll gain a recognised qualification and move into a full-time position.

Opportunities are limited. And with the next programme intake scheduled to start at the end of March, there’s no time to lose – apply now. Don’t miss out on Softcat’s 2021 Tech Starter Programme.

Meet Softcat

Softcat is a leading technology solutions provider. They operate as a partner to major vendors like Apple, Adobe and Symantec – deploying their products to make technology work for some of the UK’s biggest companies and many different public sector clients.

They’ve grown to a £1.6billion turnover company, with nine offices and around 1,600 employees. They’ve navigated the pandemic without furloughing or staff cuts. They’re even in the process of expanding and opening their first office in the USA.

Their success is down to their culture: being committed and hardworking, but also friendly and down to earth. They like to say their team feels like one family. Their ‘Best Employer’ awards in 2020 are proof that they really value their people and that Softcat is a popular place to be. For more information visit the Softcat website.

About Tech Starter

The Tech Starter Programme combines on-the-job learning with formal training from a specialist external supplier. There are actually four different schemes to choose from – each one fits a specific role in the business. Programmes last between 15 to 24 months, with your learning journey carefully mapped out.

  • Solution Design Associates – Marlow or Manchester
  • Infrastructure Engineer – Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Marlow, Whiteley
  • Security Analyst (Security Operations) – Marlow
  • Security Analyst (Services Integration) – Marlow

What’s On Offer?

The opportunity to retrain in technology with one of the UK’s most pioneering companies, who operate at the forefront of tech, where the opportunities are limitless. A business that’s continued to grow and adapt during the pandemic, who has shown its agility and ability to innovate as a market-leader.

As well as joining a hugely successful business with a very special and unique working culture – one which makes Softcat such an incredibly fun, inclusive and ambitious organisation to be part of – the Programme will also provide:

  • Competitive starting salary + benefits
  • Structured onboarding
  • Full induction
  • Ongoing on-the-job training
  • Regular 1-2-1s with your manager and/or mentor
  • Peer-to-peer support
  • Recognised qualification upon completion

What Softcat is looking for

Firstly, they want to be super-clear. You do NOT need to be a tech or security specialist to join Softcat. They’re interested in hearing from any career returner with a professional background and an interest in digital/tech. Especially welcome are female service leavers.

What they’re really after are the personal qualities you’ve developed before and during your career break. Good team working skills. Determination, and a sense of responsibility. Calmness under pressure. Attention to detail.

The truth is that people succeed at Softcat if they want to learn and grow. If they’re unafraid of new challenges. And if they want to make the most of their abilities. They think career returners fit the bill perfectly.

To Apply

For further information on the different programmes, please click on the relevant links to find out more details and to apply.

Solutions Design Associates x2 – Marlow or Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer – Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Marlow, Whiteley

Security Analyst (Security Operations) – Marlow

Security Analyst (Services Integration) – Marlow

If you would like to contact Softcat for an informal discussion about the opportunities, please email them at recruitmentteam@softcat.com, with “Tech Starter Query” in the subject line, and they’ll get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity.

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