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Sage Pathways – start your career with us

If you are living with a disability, Sage offers an opportunity to start your career in a great place.

Are you living with a disability and looking to start your career in an inspiring and supportive workplace?

Our Sage Pathways programme, based at our South Africa head office in Midrand, is designed to help people living with a disability build a career.  

Sage Pathways South Africa is a 12-month internship programme starting in August 2022 where you will be recruited into an internship role in our customer services or finance operations teams and provided with a 12-month programme of training and support which may lead to a variety of career pathways. 

You will start your journey with us learning all about our products, services, customers and business. From here, you will move into one of our internship roles sitting at the heart of what we value most – helping our customers succeed.

A coach and mentor will guide you on the job and through those 12 months so you will have lots of support and direction. You will also be introduced to a Sage ‘buddy’ to help you navigate the business and your work start (as we know sometimes that can be the tough bit). 

Working with us

Supporting people living with disabilities getting into work through our Sage Pathways programme is just one way of showing just how important people are to us. We love our people and they love us back; whether due to our development focus for all or just the fun our colleagues have at work. We are incredibly proud of our supportive, engaging, creative and forward- thinking culture. There really can’t be a better place to start work!

Why apply for the Sage Pathways programme?

The opportunity to learn new skills and forge a new career 

Work in a way that works for you – we are often able to offer a range of flexible working patterns

We are a business and a team that makes a difference and that cares

We work in an open and inclusive working environment

You’ll get lots of help from our supportive culture 

Our leaders are inspiring and act as role models

Our people love working here 

 Our internship roles are challenging and rewarding

Available Pathways roles

When you join us on the Sage Pathways programme you will start as a customer services intern. See details on the customer services advisor role.

What your 12-month internship timeline looks like:

Months 1-3

  • Sage induction
  • Transformation induction
  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Work readiness training
  • Product training – medium
  • Product training – small
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly
  • Product training – medium
  • Buddy coaching
  • CX training
  • Product training (add on modules) - small
  • Assisting with support calls/emails
  • Monthly assessment

Months 4-6

  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Monthly assessment
  • Assisting with support calls/emails
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly

Months 7-9

  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Monthly assessment
  • Assisting with support calls/emails
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly

Months 10-12

  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Monthly assessment
  • Assisting with support calls/emails
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly

When you join us on the Sage Pathways programme you will start as a finance operations intern. See details on the finance operations role.

What your 12-month internship timeline looks like:

Months 1-3

  • Sage induction
  • Transformation induction
  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Work readiness training
  • Product training – all 
  • Customer skills training
  • Systems training
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly
  • Product training – all
  • Collections/billing training
  • Customer skills training
  • L&D training – soft skills
  • Sage learning & foundations

Months 4-6

  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly
  • Assisting with finance calls/emails/ queries
  • Monthly assessment
  • Sage learning & foundations
  • L&D training – soft skills

Months 7-9

  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Monthly assessment
  • Assisting with finance calls/emails/ queries
  • Sage learning & foundations
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly
  • L&D training – soft skills 
  • Annual audit training

Months 10-12

  • Intern monthly 1-1
  • Mentor bi-monthly
  • Coach bi-monthly
  • Monthly assessment
  • Assisting with finance calls/emails/queries
  • Annual audit training

How do I apply for the Sage Pathways programme?


  1. To get you going we are running a Sage Pathways Work Readiness event on Wednesday 29 June 2022. This will be a face-to-face event in Soweto, but if you are unable to attend in person you can join us online too. You’ll explore what it’s like to work at Sage and find out more about the programme and the roles. We’ll also help you prepare for our application process and get you ‘recruitment ready’ with sessions on interview skills, building your personal brand and returning with confidence. There will be plenty of Sage people on hand to talk to and answer your questions including mentors and buddies, colleagues from the customer services and finance operations teams and members of the recruitment team.
  2. To apply for the programme, please email your name, address and phone number and send us your CV if you have one already, to [email protected]. If your application is successful, we will invite you for an interview over the phone. You will talk to one of our recruitment team – they will spend time chatting to you about the role in more detail and will also ask you some questions about yourself and why you want to apply for the Sage Pathways programme
  3. We have produced this interview tips & preparation guide which we hope will be useful now, or when you apply for other roles in the future
  4. If your phone interview is successful, we will then invite you to an interview with our managers
  5. After the interviews we will then contact you to let you know whether we would like to offer you a place on the programme

Starting with us

If you are one of the successful new starters, your first day will introduce you to life at Sage as well as meeting your fellow new starter colleagues. Your first week will be focused on providing you with that core foundation knowledge of your supported skill which we’ll build on week by week.

You will also meet your coach, line manager and buddy and be provided with a full overview of your training and coaching programme.

Start your career at a place that matters and cares

If you want to build a career, do you want to join a business and a team that really makes a difference and that cares? Do you want to deliver amazing things for our customers? Do you want to be part of something big and start your career path in an inspiring and loved place to work? Come join us and grow with an amazing programme built just for you!

Our charity partner: Lead Change Developments


Lead Change Developments
is a non-profit organisation, with a goal to educate & empower individuals living with a disability, we target previously disadvantaged youths from impoverished backgrounds, by offering professional ICT focused training & other skills development programmes at no cost to the beneficiaries. 

Sage Foundation

Sage Foundation is supporting this Pathways programme and we take our responsibility to the communities in which we live and work very seriously. Through Sage Foundation we help disadvantaged communities in over 20 countries. We are committed to transforming lives by investing our time, money, expertise and technology to create sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities there. When you join Sage, you will receive 5 volunteering days every year to support charities of your choice.

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