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Graduates at Sage


If you are looking to launch your career in a fast-growing sector, then Sage is the right choice.

Develop skills in a range of functions, and work with some of the most advanced technologies on the market

Sage is a market leader in accounting, business management and people management software. Our graduates are based in several countries worldwide, including the UK, US, Spain, Poland, Australia and South Africa.

As a graduate you will be making a valuable contribution to one of our varied teams around the globe.  Our graduate schemes include a fast start onboarding into roles within our organisation allowing you to make a significant contribution to our business quickly.

As well as encouraging innovation and agility we also look to embrace the latest technologies to provide ever increasing business benefits to our customers in 23 countries worldwide. 


After the Graduate Scheme

We’re looking for the next generation of business builders, passionate about delivering outstanding customer experience the world over, whilst benefiting from excellent work experience with a FTSE 100 company.

A Sage graduate scheme could lead you to several career paths.  Some of our schemes are rotational in nature, giving you access to a wide variety of departments.  You may end up choosing to work in a department that you had never considered before!  Example of post-graduate roles include, software developer, UX specialist, account manager, business analyst and project manager.

Many roles within Sage have a global remit, so if you are keen to gain international experience, we could be the choice for you.


Recruitment Process 

Graduate intake dates vary from country to country, but most regions will start recruiting for graduates between September and December of each year.  Graduates will then join Sage in September to following year.

Graduate scheme opportunities will be advertised on our careers website, and applications should be made online.   

After application, candidates will complete a series of assessments and telephone/video interviews. One of our recruitment team will then contact you to confirm whether you have been shortlisted for assessment centre.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a half or full-day assessment centre at a Sage office site. The assessment centre will normally contain a range of team and individual activities. The assessment centre is also a great opportunity for candidates to find out more about careers at Sage, and the graduate experience.

Candidates that successfully pass the assessment centre will be considered for a graduate role with Sage.


Case Study

Adam Fiddler - Graduate Business Analyst, UK

I’m originally from Blackpool and moved to Newcastle for university and decided to stay as I love the city. I studied Business Leadership and Corporate Management at Northumbria University because it incorporated a 2-year placement within the degree which allowed me to be ahead of other graduates in terms of experience, which I did at Egger in Hexham in Marketing. I applied to Sage as I wanted more of a challenge than working in marketing and knew working in the technology industry could offer me something more fast paced and develop my skills. As Sage is the UK’s biggest technology company, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity.

How would you describe Sage in 3 words?

If I had to describe Sage in three words, I would say tech-focussed, sustainable and rewarding.

What have you been doing in your time with Sage to date? And what do you hope to be involved in over the next 6 – 12 months?

I started off on a 2-week induction where we met various people around the business, had an introduction to the company, had a Sage Foundation Day at a food bank and built our own recruitment apps. I am now a Graduate Business Analyst working in Sage 50 Accounts, where I have currently been learning about working in agile and scrum. I have been job shadowing my mentor on integrating GoCardless into Sage 50 whilst working on implementing a messenger/chat in the system on my own. Over the next 6-12 months I’m hoping to get fully integrated into the team and gradually work on the analysis for more complex product features.

What would be your advice to anyone thinking of applying to Sage?

I would advise anyone to apply for Sage, even if they are not from a technical background as it still worked out for me. Especially for graduates, the company offers a competitive salary, genuine career progression, a mentor which I have found invaluable to starting here and it isn’t just a job where you are doing basic admin, you are immediately part of the team and doing real work that contributes to the products. 

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