Sage Pathway Programme

You’ve not been out of the loop, you’ve been in training! If you can negotiate with three-year-olds; if you’ve been taking special care of clients in a charity shop; if you’ve been serving your country in the forces, whatever you’ve been busy with – we could use your skills.

Join us on May 15th for a free return to work day 

Come along on May 15th to our free open day at North Park in Newcastle. You’ll leave with a new confidence about going back to work, a support network, and loads of fresh ideas for landing that perfect role.

You’ll learn more about Sage and more about how valuable your skills are to us and other employers in the North East.

Just call Kevin Doyle on 07973 849 246 or email

Are you looking to return to work after a career break and want to restart your career in an inspiring, flexible and supportive place to work?

If you have previous experience in the workplace but have been out of work for two years or more this may be the programme for you!  Our Sage Pathways programme, based at our Headquarters in Newcastle, is designed to help people who have held professional roles in the past to return to work flexibly after a career break.

Sage Pathways is a ‘supported-hiring’ programme where you will be recruited into a permanent position, working flexible hours, within Sage and provided with a 12 month programme of training and support that can ultimately lead to a variety of career pathways.

You will start your journey with us in the Customer Services team where you will spend the first 6 weeks learning all about our products, services, customers and business.  From here, you will move into a Customer Service Advisor role 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 return to work (as we know sometimes that can be the tough bit).  Most importantly you’ll be part of a community of people returning to work, so you’ll never feel alone.

Can I still apply if my career break is less than 2-years? 

Yes, although the programme is aimed at people on a career break of 2-years or longer, we will assess other applications on a case-by-case basis.

Develop your career at Sage

Not only does the Sage Pathways programme provide a great opportunity to re-start your career but it also provides the foundation for an exciting future with us at Sage. You can choose to stay and progress in the Customer Services team or, if you have ambitions to join other parts of the business, the Sage Pathways programme is a great springboard to many other career pathways such as HR, finance, marketing, sales or technology – the Sage world could be your oyster.

Working with us

Supporting professionals returning to 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, the volunteering days, flexible working 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 return to work!

Why apply for the Sage Pathways programme?

  1. The opportunity to learn new skills and forge a new permanent career
  2. Work in a way that works for you – we offer a range of flexible working patterns
  3. We are a business and a team that makes a difference and that cares
  4. We work in an open and inclusive working environment
  5. You’ll get lots of help from our supportive culture
  6. We have family friendly policies and practices
  7. Our leaders are inspiring and act as role models
  8. The Customer Service Advisor role is challenging and rewarding
  9. There are many opportunities for career progression
  10. Our people love working here

The Customer Services Advisor role

When you join us on the Sage Pathways programme you will start as a Customer Service Advisor. See details on the Customer Services Advisor role.

How do I apply for the Sage Pathways programme?

You may not have had much experience applying for roles for a while, so we want to ensure you get support every step of the way, to give you the best opportunity to show us your potential.
Apply here today

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