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ProspectSoft is part of the ERP division at The Access Group, specialising in CRM & eCommerce. We create, develop and deliver our SaaS platform, Prospect CRM, to more than 5,000 SME users worldwide.

Prospect is the #1 Stock-Aware CRM for Wholesalers, Distributors & Manufacturers who sell products from stock B2B. Prospect offers native integration to leading back-office Accounting and Inventory Management Systems, including Unleashed, Xero, QuickBooks Commerce, DEAR Inventory, Cin7 and Sage 50.

We invest heavily in recruiting, training and developing amazing people, and are proud to be the most awarded SME in the UK for its placement programme! Over 65% of our workforce is made up of previous and current placements – with 4 now in managerial positions! Our Directors have even been approached by other companies for advice on how to run placement schemes.


The placement scheme started in 2003, when we were approached by a student studying Computer Science at Aston University who needed a year in industry in order to complete his degree. Since then, the scheme has progressed significantly, and we’re really proud of it. The scheme is an integral part of ProspectSoft's philosophy and recruitment drive, where placements have a noticeable impact on the company. Placements are given high levels of responsibility, and the chance to have a real influence in their roles, through having the opportunity to lead projects independently from start to finish.

Right from the beginning, our senior staff have put a huge amount of effort into the scheme, from designing interviews and assessment days, to mentoring and training throughout the year.

What's in it for you?


Learn new skills


Enhance your employability


Become the more confident version of you

The Most Awarded SME for Placements

We’re proud to be the most awarded SME in the UK for its placement programme! Our placements really are the heart and soul of the company.

Unique Working Environment

As an acquisition of The Access Group, ProspectSoft offers the benefits of working for a large-scale organisation whilst simultaneously maintaining the community feel of an SME. From gym benefits and annual staff awards to small gatherings and socials - you’ll be provided with an instant sense of belonging and a working environment like no other. Being able to build relationships and work closely with senior managers and Directors within the group equips you with all the opportunities and skills that you need to fly high in the real world.

Enhanced Employment Prospects

Undertaking a placement year means you’ll be given real responsibilities and opportunities that will be both challenging and exciting. From this exposure, you’ll develop transferable skills that you just wouldn’t acquire at University, so it’ll put you in good stead upon graduation!

Personal Development

Managers and Directors at ProspectSoft want to ensure that you gain the most out of your placement. Throughout your year, you’ll be working alongside industry experts who’ll guide and support you along your placement journey. Plus, they’ll encourage you to work on other side projects to boost your CV, like achieving online certifications!

Real Responsibility

You don’t have to worry about being the placement that gets stuck doing the coffee run! Right from the get-go, you’re thrown into the deep end and given real responsibility, being treated and respected just like all the other permanent employees. You’re given tasks that influence the business’ reputation, success, and growth, so your skills are hugely valued and appreciated.

Dynamic Team

The friendly, young, and energetic atmosphere here at ProspectSoft is something we pride ourselves on! We’re a supportive company that treasures every single employee. We’re a sociable bunch that know how to have a great time, both in the office and outside the walls of work! Our Social Committee ensures there’s plenty of events to get involved with throughout the year, providing all sorts of perks for our lovely employees.

Pizza Fridays & Beer Fridays

Who doesn’t love Pizza? The last Friday of every month combines food and learning! Bringing the whole company together, we learn about the exciting features our Development team have been working on recently in the software, whilst simultaneously indulging in endless amounts of Dominos pizza! And, every Friday, ProspectSoft finish work half an hour early, crack open the beer fridge and socialise! Employees can kick-start their Friday evenings by choosing a refreshing alcoholic or soft drink to sit back with, relax, and enjoy! We also love a good quiz!

Departmental Socials

Each department often heads out for different socials after work. Whether it’s a curry night or getting involved in a sport, such as trampolining or rock-climbing, every department loves to bring their teams together for a good laugh and sociable catch up! But socials don’t have to be set to individual departments; we like to mix! If the Dev team head out trampolining and the Marketing team fancy joining, then they’re always welcome – the more the merrier!

Company Events

ProspectSoft love to host a sunny BBQ, attend the Henley Royal Regatta, or organise afterwork drinks in the sunshine. Whatever they choose to do, ProspectSoft love a sociable get together!

Access Extras

The Access Employee Benefit scheme has a wide range of salary extras from branded clothing to big holiday breaks. Get instant discounts on your favourite clothing and food brands, take part in a paid 'Give Back Charity Day', and kit yourself out for the office with free, Access-branded hoodies and water bottles!

Our Awards

5th in "Best 45 Small to Medium-sized Schemes 2023/24"

  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2022 Finalist
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2021 Finalist
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2020 Winner
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2019 Winner
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2018 Winner
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2017 Winner
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2016 Finalist
  • Top Small to Medium-Sized Undergraduate Employer 2015 Finalist
  • Top Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer 2014 Winner
  • The National Placement & Internship Award 2013 Winner
  • The National Placement & Internship Award 2012 Winner
  • The National Placement & Internship Award 2011 Winner
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