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Vendor Alliance Intern (12-month placement)


Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


Locations: Marlow, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London, South Coast,

Salary: £20,000

  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: Monday 10th July 2023

Are you a University student seeking an industry placement opportunity?

Do you want to have an impact and join a business where you can make a difference?

Join our Internship programme in Vendor Alliance

For University students seeking a year in placement, Softcat's Internship Programme provides a fantastic opportunity to enhance and develop your skills and experience. Our 12-month programme will enable you to take on responsibilities within varied roles, lead on projects and make a genuine impact in our organisation. This is the first time Softcat are formally offering an internship programme, so it's an exciting opportunity to join!

About the Team

The Vendor Alliance team is responsible for the day-to-day relationship, management, and engagement of a select number of Softcat's top vendor partners.

Success. The Softcat Way.

If you have the ambition and motivation – and you're keen to learn about new technologies – the Softcat culture here will bring out the best in you. You're encouraged to take responsibility for driving your own career progression. Ultimately the more you put in, the more you'll get out; great performance is always recognised and rewarded. We call it success, the Softcat way.

Support on the strategy and collaboration with global IT vendors

As a Vendor Alliance Intern, you'll be responsible for:

  • Supporting with planning and executing of transformational operations projects to drive process improvement.
  • Assisting in the generation of data and metrics, deep diving into data and process mapping.
  • Supporting and monitoring multiple elements of the key strategic vendor statuses to maintain compliance.
  • Liaising and developing relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendor stakeholders.
  • Developing an understanding of vendor initiatives and support where required.

What we need from you

  • Must be a current undergraduate at university, in your penultimate year, from any degree discipline
  • An alignment to the Softcat Values & culture
  • Proactive, resilient, and highly driven individual
  • A strategic mind, striving to continually improve and develop the business
  • Strong organisational, communication and analytical skills
  • The appetite to learn and take on new challenges

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:

  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home
  • 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.

Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now

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.