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Apprenticeships at Sage


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

No degree? No problem.

A college degree isn’t the only way to forge your career path at Sage. As a Sage apprentice, you will learn while you earn with hands-on job training paired with classroom learning. And at the end, you’ll gain formal qualifications. With locations such as the UK, France and even Germany – you can take your career global.

We empower our team to provide the best for our customers. Our Flexible Human Work hybrid framework has unlocked more power in the hands of colleagues. You can do your best work no matter where you are. You will also receive five personal development days that you can use to enhance your skill set and industry knowledge. We also give all our colleagues five days each year for volunteer work – what will you do with yours? We’ve reimagined work so that you can learn, grow and be recognized for your accomplishments.

After the Apprenticeship

The possibilities are endless. With work experience from a global leader like Sage on your side, you can take your career anywhere 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 first role as a college graduate can be what you make of it!

A Sage apprenticeship could lead you to any number of career paths. Some of these include rotational programs, giving you access to a wide variety of departments. You may end up choosing to work in a department you had never thought of! Examples of post-apprenticeship roles include customer service agents, people business partners, associate project managers, as well as business or finance analysts.

Recruitment Process

Recruitment usually takes place between March and August, with our apprentices joining in October (although this does vary from country to country). You will find apprenticeship opportunities on our career page where you can apply online. We offer opportunities throughout the world and so be sure to check out each application date as these do vary by country.

Once our Early Careers team has reviewed your application and finds that your experience and interests correspond to your desired position, you will then be selected to advance to the next stage. This will involve an interview, which is a great opportunity for you to showcase your skills and allow your unique talents to shine. Following your interview, we will reach out to let you know whether you have been selected for an apprenticeship position.

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

Case study

Apprentice case study: Max Dunn – Sales Apprentice

 After completing my college courses in 2021, I stepped out into the world completely unaware of what my next steps would be. I had studied photography thoughout 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 work 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 one highlight of your role?

The biggest highlight of my time at Sage so far would definitely be attending the British 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 evening 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 laughter - 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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