graduate scheme

Sales Executive (Public Sector) - Manchester

Job description

We love recruiting graduates at Softcat; people with ambition, energy and an eagerness to learn. If you’re looking for responsibility, rewards and a clear progression path, then Softcat is a brilliant place to begin your career. Inside three years, you could be earning £60,000 annually. Our top performers make six figures - and there are other great incentives too.

Technology sales may not be a career you’ve considered before. But when you see the set-up and potential at Softcat, we think you’ll be keen to come on board - especially as you don’t need a tech background to join us.

Success. The Softcat way.

If you have the ambition and motivation – and you’re keen to learn about new technologies – the Softcat culture here will bring out the best in you. You’re encouraged to take responsibility for driving your own career progression. Ultimately the more you put in, the more you’ll get out; great performance is always recognised and rewarded. We call it success, the Softcat way.

Your Role

As a Public Sector Sales Executive you’ll be targeted on securing new business within public sector organisations across the UK, selling IT solutions on behalf of our partners (Microsoft, HPE, Cisco, Dell to name a few). The role is a balancing act, ensuring you provide top class customer service as well as achieving your financial objectives. As you become established in the role you’ll inevitably spend less time on building new business and instead focus on really enhancing those existing relationships you’ve built, selling more products into less clients. It truly feels like running your own business, where you get to control how much you earn and how you want to develop.

You will begin your career on our Public Sector Development Programme. This is a dedicated training programme designed to get you up to speed on exactly how to sell to Public Sector organisations. You will initially be selling to our schools and colleges accounts whilst you learn the ropes and when you are ready (six-18 months dependant on achievement) you will join one a vertical team of your choice (Higher Education, Local Government, Police, MOD, Healthcare etc). Here you will begin managing fewer and larger accounts and become an expert in your area!


The benefits include uncapped commission potential and fantastic incentives too (including trips all over the world), pension scheme, 22 days’ holiday (rising to 25 after a qualifying period) and a day off for your birthday, and health and dental care (after a qualifying period).

What we are looking for

  • Previous sales or customer facing experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Interested to hear from Graduates looking for a role in sales
  • Passionate, fun and have the entrepreneurial flare to build your own client base from scratch
  • Self Starter, Quick Learner and Highly organised
  • Keen to learn about new and emerging technologies
  • Clear and persuasive communicator
  • Ability to build rapport with potential new clients as well as strong relationships internally

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


Average earning potential (inclusive of basic salary + commission): Year one - £25,000 - £32,000 / Year two - £40,000 / Year three - £60,000 (and upwards)

How to apply

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