Employer profile

Softcat PLC

Updated: January, 2017

About Softcat PLC

Where is Softcat based?

Marlow Buckinghamshire, Manchester, London, Glasgow, Leeds and Bristol

Why should I work for Softcat?

Many businesses strive to keep their customers satisfied. But precious few realise that to have satisfied customers, first they must have satisfied employees.

We are Softcat, one of the precious few. We look after our employees so well that GPTW awarded us "No.1 Best Place to Work in the UK 2016 and 6th in Europe". We achieved this on the strength of our policies as an employer, and on our employees’ views on salary, career prospects, rewards, recognition and leadership.

Join us, and as well as paying you up to £30k OTE in your first year alone, we will shower you with unusual perks and give you great opportunities to advance in your sales career.

What does the job involve?

As a graduate IT sales executive, you will be responsible for selling our IT products and services. You will manage accounts, get to understand clients’ needs, introduce new products, and deliver a first-class service. To begin with, your role will focus on business development: contacting prospects, targeting new accounts for Softcat, and following up marketing activity.

Am I right for the job?

We’re looking for intelligent, focused people with drive, determination and the will to succeed. You should also have a university degree (2:1 degree or equivalent) and have the right to work in the UK.

How much can I earn?

That’s down to you. Our commission structure is one of the best in the IT industry, and truly rewards you for your efforts. On average, new sales employees can expect to earn £25k-£30k OTE in year one, £40k in year two and a staggering £50-£60k in year three.

How will my career develop?

That’s down to you as well. Work hard and you could quickly become a team leader, acquire general management skills and find yourself recruiting and managing your own team. The best team leaders become sales managers and look after a number of sales teams. You will take on more management duties, learn new skills and continue to manage your own set of accounts

Our training and development manager is here to support you from day one, and future managers play a big part in your induction so you can later assess which sales team you would like to join. Our structured training programme will help you on your way, and we will support you in attaining relevant qualifications.

What else can you offer me?

Our chairman, founder and unofficial ‘minister of fun’, Peter Kelly, believes in the ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos. So as well as offering you healthcare and dental plans, and a company contributory pension, we offer fun activities and unusual perks, such as a shirt ironing service, tea and toast delivered to your desk, a half-day holiday on your birthday, lunch at exclusive restaurants, and team-building activities. And to reward excellent performance we organise trips to places like Fiji, Rio de Janeiro and the Galapagos Islands.

We were awarded Number One Best Place to Work in the UK 2016 by GPTW for two consecutive years and eighth in Europe in 2015. We are known for our training, for career progression, and for rewarding the efforts of our staff. Our employee engagement score is at a huge 98% (this is the amount of respondents who replied positive or very positive when rating Softcat as an employer). If you work hard and strive for improvement, you will reap the benefits at Softcat.

Work sectors

IT and information services


London, North West England, South East England, South West England

Our amazing graduate sales executive jobs are based in London, Manchester and at our head office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Contact details

Fieldhouse Lane

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