About Softcat PLC
Where is Softcat based?
Marlow, Bristol, London, Southampton, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester
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 have a uniquely motivating working culture and invest in our people every single day, and many have gone on to develop amazingly successful careers. 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.
We were awarded the No.1 Best Place to Work in the UK 2016, and we’re also in the Top Ten Best Places to Work 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.
We’ll reward you with a healthy basic salary, uncapped commission, an amazing package of benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities for promotion and career progression.
What does the job involve?
As a Graduate Account 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.
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.
You don’t need to be a technical genius, though we’ll expect you to be a very quick learner, highly organised, and able to keep up with new and emerging technologies.
Most importantly, you’ll be a clear and persuasive communicator, able to quickly build rapport with new customers and represent Softcat positively, so they’ll love our company as much as we know you will! You will also need to build strong internal relationships with colleagues and product specialists.
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.
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 and a half-day holiday on your birthday. 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 sixth in Europe in 2016. 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.
IT and information services, sales
Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Marlow, Southampton