Job Location:
United Kingdom, London

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

We’re committed to making your #Workday brighter!

Are you passionate about solving business problems with a desire to win? Have you gained experience in a fast-paced environment where you have had to develop outstanding communication skills, resilience and are driven by growth and customer success?

Workday is seeking professional individuals who can demonstrate:
Desire and hunger to learn
Curiosity and passion for driving business growth and success
Passion for customer satisfaction and problem solving abilities
Goal oriented and resilience
Passion for Financial Services – while direct industry experience is not required, a genuine passion for the sector and curiosity about the FSI landscape are essential.
If the above sounds like you, a career in Sales may be the route for you.

Introducing Workday’s Career Transition Sales Apprenticeship Programme: supporting individuals to transition previously gained skills into a career in Sales.

What is the Career Transition Sales Apprenticeship Programme?
Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. Workday recognises the diverse perspectives and skills that individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds bring to a team and with this make our business thrive.
To support our mission, we are introducing our Career Transition Sales Apprenticeship Programme as part of our Opportunity Onramps® movement, focused on giving individual career transitioners the training they need to step into the Business to Business (B2B) Sales space.

Our Sales team based in the UK are responsible for growing our UKI Workday business, sourcing new prospects and selling to customers our wide variety of offerings including Human Capital Management (HCM) software to a range of clients across sectors including Retail, Financial Services, Fintech, Public Sector and Utilities.

This role will be working as part of our Sales team focused on selling into Financial Services industry. This is a fairly new team which provides plenty of opportunity for growth, development and career advancement. As you join the team, you will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, and gain deep industry knowledge and expertise as you progress through the Programme. Interest and curiosity about the FSI sector is essential to be successful in this role.

About the Role

Workday is excited to offer a unique three-year Sales Apprenticeship Degree program designed for individuals who have built  skills in careers outside the tech sector and are looking to transition into the B2B Sales space. This programme offers a full-time salary and Workday’s competitive benefits package, as well as a fully funded 3 year bachelor degree while getting on the job training with the Sales team. You’ll work with wider sales and support teams, giving you the remit to build your network, broaden your knowledge and gain insights into our business. 

About You

This 3-year programme is intended for those looking to launch, re-launch or transition into a B2B Sales career. If you are motivated by a challenge, have good listening skills, can think on your feet and have a bit of a competitive drive, this is the start to your career in B2B Sales. 


Basic qualifications

To apply for this opportunity, you need:

  • To have obtained at least 96 UCAS points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent qualification eg. BTEC) at Grade C or above.

  • To have obtained GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above.

  • You must not have a degree in a similar subject

  • Due to UK government apprenticeship funding rules, you must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years and have permission from the UK government to live in the UK (not for educational purposes) or have obtained pre-settled or settled status.

  • Ability to work in our City of London office location

  • Exposure to corporate environments 

  • Exceptional communication skills with previous customer facing experience

Other skills:

  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn 

  • Driving to completion, resilience and a natural desire to succeed

  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated Accountability 

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment. 

  • Your self-starter attitude and initiative do not compromise your openness to coaching and constructive feedback.

Additional important information:

  • You must be able to join Workday by late April 2024  

  • You will commence three-year B2B Sales Apprenticeship with Middlesex University from September 2024

  • The role is predominantly based in London, although it may require some level of travel – mostly across the UK and occasionally Ireland.

Join Workday and you’ll experience our award-winning culture first hand! Here are just a few reasons why the best talent in the industry joins & stays with us:

  • Culture: Comparably awarded us a Best Company For: Happiness, Women, Diversity, Culture, Work-Life Balance, and Perks & Benefits! Our London office culture is rated 4.7/5 on Glassdoor!

  • Diversity & Inclusion: VIBE fuels everything we do as an organization. Join and you’ll have the opportunity to be part of our employee belonging councils and other phenomenal initiatives enabling us to promote a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all. Learn more here.

  • Innovation: Forbes announced us as #2 on their list for the ‘Worlds Most Innovative Companies’ – you’ll work with the best & most innovative solutions & minds in the industry.

  • Learning: You'll level up and grow fast here. Our elite sales academy, coupled with ongoing coaching support, mentoring and people-focused leaders will encourage & enable your growth

Compensation: Competitive full time salary and benefits package with a fully funded 3 Year BA Degree  


Please apply with your CV and a cover letter explaining your motivations to join this exciting apprentice program at Workday. At Workday we know the best teams are made of those diverse backgrounds and we celebrate the skills that you will bring to our Field Sales team. We encourage you to apply if you meet the Basic Qualifications and have a strong desire to launch a career in tech sales. 


Workday is proud of its diverse workforce, but does not sponsor employment visas or consider individuals on time-limited visas that will require sponsorship now or in the future for these positions. 

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!