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ProspectSoft: The Best of Both Worlds

By Issy Parry on Tue 30 April 2024 in Placement Blog

Searching for the perfect placement opportunity can be overwhelming, but with ProspectSoft, you've found a winner! Recently acquired by The Access Group, ProspectSoft offers the best of both worlds, find out more in this blog...

Embarking on the quest to find the ideal placement year opportunity can be a daunting task, with the decision of where to invest your valuable time and energy playing a pivotal role. One company that could be your perfect fit is ProspectSoft! Its recent acquisition by The Access Group has made it a prime destination for those seeking the best of both worlds. When you join as a placement student, you become an integral part of the ProspectSoft team, a close-knit group of approximately 50 individuals, within the large team in The Access Group, a company with thousands of employees. 

In 2022, PropsectSoft was acquired by The Access Group. This opened up a range of opportunities for current employees and new placement students. The synergy created, by bringing together these two companies of different sizes, has not only expanded the opportunities for everyone at ProspectSoft but has also formed an environment where placement students can experience the best of both small-medium enterprise (SME) perks and the advantages of being part of a larger corporate entity.

A Powerful Merger

The Access Group, the largest software company in the UK, recognised the potential and unique offerings that ProspectSoft brought to the table. The acquisition was more than just a business move; it was a union of expertise, innovation, and a shared vision for the future. This meant that ProspectSoft could now leverage the extensive resources and industry influence of The Access Group while retaining its distinct identity and strengths.

The Positive Impact on Employees

For those already part of the ProspectSoft family, the acquisition marked the beginning of an exciting chapter. The introduction of new ideas, partner companies, and opportunities from The Access Group created an amazing new working environment! Everyone at ProspectSoft has been presented with plenty of new experiences and loads of new networking events to meet others working with The Access Group. 

The collaborative culture that The Access Group brings, has encouraged cross-functional teamwork, enabling all of us at ProspectSoft to learn, grow, and contribute to projects that extended beyond what was possible before. This combination of talents and resources has not only elevated the company's capabilities but also created a workplace where innovation thrives, benefiting everyone involved.

Placement Students: A Unique Opportunity

For students starting their placement year, the ProspectSoft placement scheme stands out as a unique and enriching experience. The dual advantage of being associated with both an SME and a widely acknowledged company like The Access Group couldn’t have more of a positive impact.

Small-Medium Enterprise Perks

ProspectSoft, with its roots as an SME, retains the personalised touch that smaller enterprises are known for. Placement students get the chance to work closely with experienced professionals, gaining insights into the inner workings of the business and receiving constant support from managers and directors. This work environment provides an excellent learning ground for students keen to understand the world of B2B business and SMEs – from marketing to customer success and project management.

The hands-on experience in a smaller business environment equips students with a diverse skill set, allowing them to tackle different tasks and take on responsibilities across various departments. This exposure is invaluable, as it guides you in discovering what you enjoy doing along with what you don’t – helping to build greater insight into what you want to do after graduating.

The Corporate Edge

Being part of The Access Group gives placement students access to various resources like a range of different offices and the headquarters in Loughborough, extensive networks, and industry expertise that come with a large corporation. The exposure to enterprise-level projects and collaborations allows placement students to broaden their horizons and understand the intricacies of ERP software companies.

Moreover, The Access Group's commitment to nurturing talent ensures that placement students are not just observers but active contributors to projects that make a real impact. With Access Learning you can complete training modules in areas that you are most interested in. This includes LinkedIn Training courses that can be added to your profile under qualifications to highlight and show your new understanding of topics within your field of work. This helps not only enhance technical skills but also focus on soft skills crucial for personal and professional growth, building up your CV.

The perks offered by The Access Group go beyond the professional level, reflecting a commitment to the well-being of employees within and outside the workplace. Access workwear, including branded clothing and accessories, adds a touch of pride to what you wear in the office. Additionally, the company recognises the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, providing discounts on preferred restaurants, stores, and activities, and ensuring an enjoyable placement year outside of work.

ProspectSoft, with the backing of The Access Group, is a community that values individual growth and collective success. As a university student looking for a placement year opportunity, this blend of SME agility and corporate benefits positions ProspectSoft as the ideal destination to kickstart your career journey.

The company offers the best of both worlds - an entrepreneurial SME environment coupled with the stability and resources of a corporate giant. The acquisition by The Access Group has not only strengthened ProspectSoft's market presence but has also created an unparalleled opportunity for placement year students to thrive and excel. 

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