Vendor Alliances Apprentice


Reports To:

Head of Vendor Alliances

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 Vendor Alliance team is responsible for the day to day relationships, management and engagement of a select number of Softcat’s top vendor partners such as HPE, Adobe, Dell etc. The Vendor Alliance team ensures that we have the best partnerships at all levels of vendor engagement, driving a consistent, proactive and collaborative message into Softcat. As a Vendor Alliances Apprentice, you will be supporting all Vendor Alliance Managers with daily tasks from vendor relationships, through sales enablement and customer success management.   This is a unique opportunity to learn a number of different skills and experiences working across a multitude of vendors by visiting vendor sites, engaging with our Marketing team to support new vendors and supporting our customers where necessary amongst many other exciting responsibilities.   You will also have the opportunity to shadow in quarterly alliance reviews with some of Softcat’s leading Vendor partnerships.

What you need

  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of different people
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet expectations for fast turn-around time
  • Passion for outstanding customer service
  • Punctual and articulate
  • A good team player but can work on own initiative
  • Highly organised with good administration skills
  • Great attention to detail

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.