Location: UK: Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Opportunity: Retraining programme – permanent role

Start Date: May 2022

Apply by: ASAP

*Applications have now closed*

Retraining Opportunities in Cloud and Consultancy

Keen on retraining in a tech career after being away from professional life for a while? Softcat became the UK’s Number 1 Value-Added Reseller in December 2022 and continues to be an employer-of-choice at the leading edge of technology solutions.

Following a hugely successful campaign on their pilot Tech Starter Programme in 2021, Softcat is looking to bring in a new cohort in May, based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire (postcode SL7 1LW). They’ll train you from scratch and set you on a path to a great long-term future.

Softcat offers competitive salaries with some great benefits. And upon completing the programme you’ll gain a recognised qualification.

Opportunities are limited, there’s no time to lose – apply now. Don’t miss out on Softcat’s 2022 Tech Starter Programme.

You can read about Nina’s return-to-work experience with Softcat here in our Success Story Library.

Meet Softcat

Softcat is a leading technology solutions provider. They operate as a partner to major vendors like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Cisco – leveraging their products to make technology work for some of the UK’s biggest companies, as well as for many different public sector clients.

Softcat has grown to become a £1.6billion turnover company, with nine offices and over 1,800 employees, and they’ve navigated the pandemic without furloughing or staff cuts. They’re even in the process of expanding and opened their first office in the USA.

Softcat’s success is down to its 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 2021 are proof that they really value their people and that Softcat is a popular place to be. For more information about the company, visit the Softcat website. To apply for the roles please see below.

About Tech Starter

The Tech Starter Programme combines on-the-job learning with formal training from a specialist external training provider. There are five exciting opportunities to choose from – each one fits a specific role in the business. Programmes last eighteen months, with your learning journey carefully mapped out.

  • Technical Consultant x 1
  • Solutions Associate x 1
  • Cloud Engineer x 3

What’s On Offer?

The opportunity to be retrained 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, showing an 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
  • Hybrid working –2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days working from home

What Softcat is looking for

Firstly, Softcat wants to be super clear. You do NOT need to have a tech background to join them. They’re interested in hearing from career returners with an interest in tech. Especially welcome are women career-returners-to-work.

What they’re really after are the personal attributes you’ve developed throughout your life. Good team working skills. Determination, and a sense of responsibility. Calmness under pressure. Attention to detail. A sense of community through collaboration.

The truth is that people succeed at Softcat if they want to learn and grow. If they’re undaunted by new challenges. And if they want to make the most of their abilities. Softcat thinks career returners possess that potential in abundance.

To Apply

For further information on the various opportunities, please click on the relevant links to find out more details and to apply. If you’d like to contact Softcat for an informal discussion about the roles, 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’s Marlow postcode is SL7 1LW. Softcat advises you look into commute times from where you reside before applying, either in relation to driving, or via public transport, to ensure it’s feasible – or state on your application if you’re open to relocating.

Technical Consultant x1

Solutions Associate x1

Cloud Engineer L1 x3

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.