Softcat swells ranks with 56 new recruits

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Following its continued recruitment drive, VAR Softcat has bolstered its UK headcount with 56 new staff.

The majority of the new starts have joined as sales executives and support assistants for corporate and public sector customers, with others joining the company’s technical graduate scheme.

The employees will be based across Softcat’s five UK offices; 19 in Marlow, 15 in Manchester, nine in Bristol, seven in London and six in Leeds. This brings the Leeds office up to almost 25 staff within six months of its opening.

Says Martin Hellawell, Softcat CEO: “A key ingredient of Softcat’s development is constantly bringing in more talent to the organisation to drive our future growth. Finding the right kind of talent – bright, enthusiastic, passionate people with a great attitude and strong work ethic – is far from easy. We spend an inordinate amount of time on finding and recruiting that kind of talent. The work never stops, we are now working hard on filling the next three intakes scheduled over the next six months.”

Starting with one office in 1993, Softcat now has five bases, two of which – Leeds and Bristol – have opened in the last 18 months.

The firm claims to offer employees “a structured career and development path, outstanding earnings potential and a plethora of benefits including incentive trips abroad, very regular social activities and little extras like half days on their birthdays and free breakfast.”

According to an external survey of Softcat staff, 95 percent of staff would recommend working there to others.

Softcat says it is still hiring for its offices in Manchester, Leeds, London, Bristol and Marlow.


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