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Apprenticeships at Sage


Learn, study, and gain real-world experience on the job.

No degree? No problem.

University isn’t the only way to get a career at Sage. Learn while you earn with hands-on job training mixed with classroom learning as a Sage apprentice. And at the end, you’ll gain a formal qualification. With locations such as the UK, France, and even Germany – you can take your career global.

We empower our team to provide the best of our customers. Our Flexible Human Work hybrid framework has unlocked more power in the hands of colleagues. You can do your best work, wherever you are. You will also get five personal development days which you can use to boost your skills and industry knowledge. We also give all our colleagues five days a year to volunteer – what will you do with yours? We’ve reimagined work, so you can learn, grow, and be recognised for your accomplishments.

After the Apprenticeship

Here, the possibilities are endless. With work experience from a global leader like Sage on your side, you can take your career wherever you want. You'll be the next generation at Sage, delivering outstanding customer service across the globe. Don’t be afraid to dream big, your post-graduate role can be what you make of it!

A Sage apprenticeship could lead you to several career paths. Some of our programmes 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-apprenticeship roles include customer service agent, people business partner, associate project manager, business analyst and finance analyst.

Recruitment Process

Recruiting usually starts between March to August, with apprentices joining us in October, though it varies country to country. You can find apprenticeship opportunities on careers website and you should apply online. This opportunity is worldwide, so please look at the dates for each opportunity!

Once you’ve applied, and if our Early Careers team think you could be a match, you’ll be shortlisted for the next stage. This will involve an interview, which is a great opportunity for you to let your talent shine and showcase your skills. From there, we’ll consider you for an apprenticeship position if you’re successful.

Once your start, you'll be paired with a buddy. They will help you navigate your next adventure and support you with your new role and exciting responsibilities!

Case study

Apprentice case study: Max Dunn – Sales Apprentice

 After completing my college course in 2021 I stepped out into the world completely unaware of what my next steps would be. I had studied Photography though out college but had lost my burning passion for the subject over time. This left me with nothing but creativity and ambition - So I used this to my advantage and viewed this freedom as a chance to begin building on skills that would benefit me in the working world.

What do you enjoy the most about your role at Sage?

Being a Sales Apprentice on the Loyalty team has opened the doors to so many amazing opportunities. For instance, on a daily basis I get the chance to help out business owners manage their subscriptions and support them in ensuring they can run their bookkeeping as smoothly as possible – and helping get to the bottom of a problem is a super rewarding feeling. I also get to surround myself with the friendliest of people who are always more than happy to help, which has helped develop my social skills in ways I never thought imaginable.

What has been a highlight in your role?

The Biggest highlight of my time at Sage so far would definitely be attending the LGBT awards in London supporting Vicky Rowland (Talent Acquisition Partner, UK) in her nomination. Prior to June 2022, I would have wrote this experience off as a dream, but it actually happened. Thanks to Sage, I attended an awards ceremony full of LTGBTQI+ icons such as Tom Daley, LouLou, Steps and so many more, and got to hear everyone’s’ inspiring, heartfelt speeches in person. Ending the night with a dance and chance to network definitely topped off this experience and cemented it into my memories forever.

What does a typical day look like for you?

On a daily basis I talk to a number of customers either on webchat or on the phone, and I assist them in managing their subscription with Sage. My role would not be the same without my team, we rely on each other for information and laughs, and I am lucky to get to spend every day around such friendly people. There really is a sense of community in Sage that I personally have not experienced anywhere else.

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