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News Release

New office, new blood: Softcat recruits for new Bristol base
Released: 13th November 2013
Publisher: Softcat

Marlow, UK, 13 November 2013 – Following a financial year which saw the IT reseller achieve 30% revenue growth, Softcat is supporting its development by welcoming another 29 new recruits this week – six of whom will be starting brand new positions at Softcat's office in Bristol. The new starts will undertake comprehensive training as part of their induction to their new positions at Softcat offices across the UK. The 29 new recruits are just the latest of 120 who have joined the company this financial year; Softcat is ramping up its recruitment drive in anticipation of increasing its workforce by a quarter.

Softcat is opening a fourth business base in Bristol following a booming financial year that saw the IT reseller achieve 30% revenue growth. In order to support its growing product demand and customer base, Softcat is recruiting heavily for the new Bristol office, and its offices in London, Manchester and Marlow. The 29 new recruits will mainly fill corporate and public sector sales executive roles, but other positions include sales support, credit control, resource control, customer service, and networking and security specialists.

Softcat's managing director Colin Brown enthusiastically welcomed the new recruits. "Another timely influx of hungry minds. Our recruitment team does a marvelous job seeking out like-minded people to come and join the growing Softcat team. Our 'work hard, play hard' culture is very important to us so we are very selective about who we choose to join Softcat's ranks. I wish them all the best.” He added, “It's important to recruit regularly as Softcat does; not only to support our business growth but also to keep the workforce fresh, stimulated and in a continual state of development. We can often learn as much from our employees as they learn from the company, and by continually injecting fresh blood into our system, we're enriching our learning culture."

Softcat recruits both entry-level candidates and professionals, and has recently implemented a 12-month government approved apprenticeship programme for school-leavers and other non-graduates. The paid apprentices learn on the job in Softcat’s network operations center (NOC), with intensive classroom-based training in managed technical services and support, resulting in formal qualifications from Microsoft, Cisco or HP. 

Softcat is still recruiting for all its UK offices. If you'd like to find out more about working for Softcat, please visit Softcat's website. Alternatively, send your CV to jobs@softcat.com

About Softcat
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by the then chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs 600 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £400 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.

The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 8,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations. 

As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.


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