Join our Business Management Associate Programme

Join a business programme guaranteed to accelerate your professional and personal development, so you can achieve great things in your career.

How and Why You Should Apply

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Business Management Associate Programme London, Hatfield and Reading (other UK locations considered)

  • £28,000 starting salary + bonus
  • Fully funded training programme
  • 23 days of holiday per year, which will increase over time

What you will be doing

This is your chance to join our award winning Business Management Associate Programme – an 18-month executive sponsored scheme, which will see you taking on a number of rotations across our business and accelerate you into the world of IT services.

All of our Business Managers (also known as Service Managers) are predominantly based on customer sites around the UK, acting as the front line of our business. It will be your responsibility to work in partnership with the Account Management teams and our clients to ensure everything operates smoothly and all Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements are met.

Collaborating with multiple contacts, internally and externally, you’ll articulate our full portfolio of services and solutions, plus work with your customer to ensure that all of their business needs and demands are met.

Below is a taster of what you can expect from the training:

  • You will gain the essential skills and business acumen needed to become a world-class professional and build a successful career
  • You will receive opportunities to network directly with our Senior Management team and understand Computacenter as an organisation during your rotations
  • You will be supported by company mentors and coaches throughout the programme
  • You will build productive relationships across the business to enable success as you move into a role at the end of the programme
  • You will come to understand the role of a Service Manager and how to manage customer contracts successfully
  • You will develop your people skills, service management skills and increase your knowledge of the IT Industry
  • You will prepare yourself for a customer facing role with some of the largest public and private enterprises in the UK and beyond.

What you will have

No IT experience? No problem. This unique journey will be the start to a successful career. However, as all of our Business Managers are focused on ensuring our customer’s needs are met and their expectations exceeded, we do look for individuals with the highest levels of drive and determination to succeed.

We also look for the following:

  • You have a minimum of 2:1 honours degree in any discipline (We accept applications from any graduate, no matter how long ago you graduated)
  • You have a full UK driving licence for travel across the UK
  • You are self-motivated with an interest in IT/technology and customer service
  • You have the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You are a great team player with the ability to build strong professional working relationships 
  • You have ambition, enthusiasm and a drive to succeed.
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Computacenter

Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, empowering corporate and government organisations across the world to success.

Our Culture - What we do

A FTSE 250 company with offices spanning the UK, Europe and Africa, Computacenter is Europe's leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. It's our aim to advise clients on how Digital Technology could transform their business.

We work closely with organisations to assess and advise them on IT strategy, how to implement the most appropriate technology and how to optimise its performance. We also manage the infrastructures our clients have in place.

We stay true to our values of ‘Winning Together’ in everything we do. In fact, all of our business and work is centred on this mission. Working with people, building long-term relationships and helping our customers to succeed is why we do what we do.

The career opportunities and progression that we offer our staff are second to none. Our Associate Programme has a fantastic reputation and heritage, and being a part of it gives you access to leadership and mentoring from the most successful individuals in our business - our CEO, Mike Norris, even takes the time to meet graduates before they start with us. 

We also like to have fun, as well as working hard. As part of a previous Associate Programme, we flew out to Barcelona for our Sales Kick Off, mixing business in the day and fun in the evening. A highlight for us all was our CEO entering the awards event dressed as a member of Kiss, head to toe, before belting out some great songs.

Our Graduates - Who we are

Jess's Graduate Story

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I expected the role to be very varied, which it has been... [Plus] everyone is really approachable, from the lowest level up to the MD.

There's a really good network of Associates... It's been really good to make friends with them, both in work hours and at social events, including the Crystal Maze and the Kick Off, which was held in Barcelona.

Andy's Graduate Story

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Andy's graduate story

  • Studied Accountancy and Business Studies at the University of Stirling

  • Joined Computacenter in March 2011, after being attracted by their structured graduate programme and the chance to work in a FTSE 250 company

  • Was surprised by the access he's had to senior executives through the scheme

  • Now an Enterprise Solutions Specialist, after completing his training

Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key To Our Future

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Mike Norris, CEO of the Computacenter Group

First established in 1981, Computacenter is now Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services and solutions. We employ over 12,000 people internationally, with over 500 based in our headquarters in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

We have offices across the UK, Germany, France, the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa. We also serve our customers’ global requirements through our extensive partner network.

Our focus is on corporate and government organisations, typically those with 500 to 10,000 employees, and large enterprises of 10,000 or more employees. We advise these clients on their IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors (including Microsoft and IBM) and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we make our customers’ businesses sharper by removing costs, complexities and barriers, ensuring that their IT is empowering them to be successful.

In 2016, our adjusted profit before tax was £86.4 million and revenues were £3.25 billion: a good indicator of our success. Over 70% of the group’s revenue comes from services, software and sales of enterprise products such as servers and connectivity.

We strongly believe our people are the core foundation for sustaining competitive advantage. Many members of our senior management started their careers with us and have gone on to achieve the highest of heights and we're looking for ambitious individuals who would thrive on the opportunity to follow in their footsteps.

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