Resource Planner Apprentice – Solutions Design


Reports To:

Resource Planner Supervisor

Start Date:

August 2021

Salary Package: £16,500

For ambitious school leavers, a Softcat Apprenticeship is a great first step into the world of work. You earn, learn and gain qualifications while starting out on a structured career. Our award-winning scheme has set many Softcatters on the path to success.

Success. The Softcat Way

There’s a uniqueness to Softcat – what we do, how we do it and why we do it. That’s because we’re a technology solutions business built around our people. We give everyone the chance to step up and show how much they can achieve. We succeed when all our people succeed.

Your Role

The Solutions Design department is made of two technical teams, each focusing on different areas of IT design. You’ll be supporting members of Solutions Design to proactively allocate and organise incoming projects to the best resource, ensuring that the workload is balanced across the available team members to ensure customer deadlines and expectations are met. Responsibilities will include; managing the Solutions Design mailbox, advising internal customers on the correct resource for a project, aligning and logging projects across the Solutions Design team and completing your Apprenticeship qualification – Business Administration Level 3. You will also have the opportunity to learn the technical concepts and skills used by the Solutions Design team

What you need

  • Strong planning, organisation and administration skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build rapport, with a focus on customer service
  • A desire to learn and understand information technology as well as the ins and outs of Solutions Design
  • A passion for working with people and the ability to quickly build and sustain strong internal relationships
  • A pro-active approach and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Experience in a similar administrative/coordination focused role is desirable
  • A minimum of 1 A-Level or 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 (C) or above, including English & Maths

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:  

  • Working flexible hours – we are flexible about your start times and end times each day


We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to  Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs – there really is something for everyone.  So  whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would  prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits €¦ it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.

To become part  of  the success story, please apply below!

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.