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Business - Operations Level 3 Apprenticeship

by Softcat

Best Apprenticeship Employer
9.1/10

Job Details

31st July 2024
£16,500
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Sales, Business Operations, Procurement
Bristol, Manchester, Marlow, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Fareham

Business - Operations Level 3 Apprenticeship

Location: Marlow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Fareham

Qualification: Level 3 Business Associate 

Duration: 18 months

Roles available: 

  • Sales Operations
  • Procurement
  • Logistic Support 
  • Services Engagement 

Are you a school or college leaver looking to develop your skills and realise your full potential?

Would you like to kick start your career in a supportive, energetic and innovative company?

Join our Apprenticeship Scheme in Business - Operations

For ambitious school and college 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. Business Operations covers a number of different teams and departments within Softcat such as Procurement, Customer services, Legal and Facilities. Together, Business Operations' function is to support our Sales and Services teams in delivering excellent customer service and protecting Softcat's interests while looking after our employees in the process.

About Softcat Apprenticeships

Our awarding winning apprenticeship scheme equips you with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to succeed in your chosen role and business area with in Business Operations. 

As an apprentice your time will be split between 80% work experience and 20% off-the-job training with the support of our dedicated training provider. This is a fantastic opportunity for school leavers looking to kick start their career.

Business Apprenticeships  

Our Business Apprenticeship Programme is designed to equip you with everything you need to become a successful Business executive. The programmes will build and accelerate your skills and knowledge in your chosen business area while supporting you on your journey to completing your qualification.

During the application process we will provide more detail on roles available and recommend the best area for you based on your skills and qualities.

We'd love for you to have or be

  • A good team player with ability to also work independently
  • Organised with administrative skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • A willingness and desire to learn new things

Entry Requirements

  • A prior attainment level 1 for Math's and English and a score of Entry Level 3 or higher during the initial assessment in English & Maths (About prior attainment)
  • You must be 18 or over as of the date of 8th October 2024
  • No previous qualifications in Business studies at Level 3 or higher. This includes:- A level Business, Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Business, BSc or BA in Business
  • No previous qualifications (awarded) in any degree/masters/level 4 /HNC and above or equivalent in any discipline
  • No previous work experience of over 3 months in a Business executive or adminstrative type of role
  • You must possess a current valid Right to Work in the UK without needing sponsorship and have lived in the UK for over 3 years 

Work in a way that works for you

As part of our commitment to supporting, attracting and retaining the best diverse talent, Softcat is proud to partner with organisations like WORK180, My G Work and Black Young Professionals. Work 180 endorse employers that demonstrate on-going support for women at work, including offering benefits and policies that best support female employees. My G Work support us in our aim of attracting more LGBTQ+ talent. The BYP network support us in diversifying our talent pool by tapping into the black professional community. 

In fact, 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:  

  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the office 2 from home (subject to role and requirements of the team)
  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you start and finish during the day
  • Flexibility around school pick up and drop offs

Working with us

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.

About Softcat

We’re incredibly proud that our apprentice programme continues to be voted as one of the top apprenticeship programmes in the UK by Rate My Apprenticeship. It’s recognition that 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.

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of technology solutions and services to Corporate and Public Sector organisations. We help them to use technology to solve their business challenges, by putting our employees first. We are a trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, reselling their products and services in the form of tailored solutions into the business market.

You don’t need a techie background to join us; we just love to recruit hard workers with the ambition to achieve big things. Our key focus is recruiting Sales Apprentices; a great option if you’re a real people person, who’s target-driven and good on the phone. We also offer a smaller number of Business Administration Apprenticeships for a number of departments, as well as Technical Apprenticeships which will mostly be based in Marlow.

Your Apprenticeship will feature a structured programme of on-the-job learning, with lots of support and mentoring from colleagues. Once completed, you’ll hopefully follow in the footsteps of many previous Softcat Apprentices who have progressed into permanent positions across the business.

We’re a hybrid working organisation which means you can split your week between working from a regional office and working from home. There are always lots of exciting things going on in our offices; something that provides a real sense of working together and succeeding together.

And whilst we take our business very seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Life at Softcat is about working hard with a smile on our faces. The culture is one that people enjoy being part of as shown by all our recent awards including being listed in the top 5 rankings for both ‘Great Places to Work’ and Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work Employees Choice Awards’; all show our commitment to offering the best possible experience.

How to apply

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