Softcat plc

Softcat plc 2024 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

We are a leading provider of IT infrastructure to the corporate and public sectors. We care passionately about two things: outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. We believe the former drives the latter.

We provide organisations with software licensing, client computing, data centre infrastructure, networking and security combined with all the services they require to design, implement, support and manage these solutions; on premise or in the cloud.

98% Employee engagement – this is the amount of respondents who replied positive or very positive when rating Softcat as an employer

Employee NPS is now 68 – ENPS – Employee Net Promoter Score is delivered using 1-10 scale system. The percentages of those voted 9 and 10 are added together. Those who voted 7 & 8 remain neutral. Those who voted 1-6 are known as detractors, their percentage score is added up and then subtracted from the figure given by those who voted 9 and 10. This calculation gives you the industry standard measure.

Case Studies

  • Name: Ashley Bilham
  • Role: Sales Manager
  • Joined: February 2010
  • Degree: English and History

I joined Softcat PLC back in February 2010 having graduated University the summer before. My degree is in English and History but I was able to get up to speed with the IT world during my initial 3 weeks of intensive training in Marlow. I quickly started mentoring new starters on my team and became full time Deputy Team Leader after about a year. I then became Team Leader in August 2012 0 the beauty of Softcat PLC is the opportunities for progression are available for those who want it. Working for Softcat PLC has enabled me to mature very quickly in the working world and provided me with a great deal of responsibility at a relatively young age. I have also been fortunate enough to visit a number of amazing places during the Softcat PLC incentives such as Monaco, Antarctica, New York and Hawaii.

Training & Profiles

Our Graduate program is well established – we have recruited hundreds of new team members through the scheme, and were always on the lookout for the next IT sales stars and technical gurus.

Regardless of the role you play in our business, you’ll start with a full in-house training program to acquaint you with your team and role.

Your long-term development is of the utmost important. Regular performance reviews will help us monitor you progress, share feedback and ensure you reach your full potential.

Application Procedure


The best job that graduates don’t even consider?

Why do so many graduates overlook opportunities in one of the UK’s most exciting, rewarding and fast-growing markets?

Softcat have always actively recruited direct from universities, and we’re surprised at how many graduates have yet to seriously consider the opportunities in our sector.

Some believe that without a relevant technical degree the world of IT & Technology is closed to them.

Some may be attracted by the prospect of earning lots of money in the City, without realising how much they can earn when they join one of our teams. Or perhaps they were lured by the perceived glamour of a career in media, fashion, advertising or retail.

These stereotypes are rapidly becoming outdated in or digital age.

So why should graduates choose us? Here are three very good reasons.

Make a real difference in business

At Softcat we work very closely with our customers to streamline and improve their operations and their ability to compete. Technology influences almost every single aspect of our day-to-day lives - every transaction, conversation, and connection, in our work and personal lives, now relies upon an organisation’s technical systems and capabilities.

Our teams make a real and positive difference to our customer’s businesses, so we also look for curiosity and imagination in our new starters. We value those applicants who appreciate that the lines between IT and life are becoming blurred, and that technical capability must now be at the forefront of most business systems, processes and workflows.

Learn more, earn more

Once we identify those applicants who we believe will prosper and contribute to our success, we give them every bit of training, support, and guidance that we can muster. Our established training schemes, for both sales teams and the technical specialists, are recognised as industry-leading throughout the UK. Our Softcat Sales Apprentice Scheme is now up and running and clearly showcases our commitment to career development.