Breakthrough Career Academy

More is in you

Looking to jumpstart your career or jump ship to a new vibrant growing industry?  You could:

  • Be paid to learn
  • Gain hands on experience
  • Have structured training

At Cloud Direct we want to build a community of people who think differently. To grow our business and thrive we need to be different. Not just in the way we do business, but in the people we hire.

Technology is always changing, so to stay at the top of our game we are always learning and improving our knowledge. We believe that success depends on great minds not thinking alike.


We’re looking for curious minds

You don’t need to be technical to thrive in the tech industry. Through our Academy programme, we’ll collaborate with you to strengthen the skills you already have and help you develop new transferable ones.

Whether you have a degree or are looking to get into a tech career, what really matters to us is that you have a desire to learn and progress.

We’re looking to support the most curious individuals grow their skills and take the next step towards their dream career.


What we have to offer

Training Opportunities

We make sure you have the right training and tools you need for continuous development to reach your career goal. We offer a range of personal and professional development throughout the programme. You will take on some extraordinary challenges and be continuously learning.
Work-Life Balance

We understand that not every employee works the same way. We provide a variety of options for the differing workstyles of employees as we believe it is one of the key drivers in achieving the goals and success of the organisation as a whole.
One of our employee benefits perks that we offer to employees is to encourage people to go out and have fun. You choose what your group wants to do, the company pays!
We Reward Hard Work

We understand that hard work and determination should be rewarded. Which is why we offer a range of benefits to employees that are a part of the Breakthrough Academy, including a permanent job. Hard work really does pay off!



We will support you to succeed

You’ll be supported throughout your journey as you shape your new career with personal mentorship from our in-house experts. We make it our priority to provide you with the best training available.

Receive hands-on, real experience and gain transferable skills with access to the latest technologies. If you’re willing to learn we’re here to share our knowledge and experience.

When you join our Breakthrough Career Academy you will receive:

  • Intensive training
  • A ‘buddy’ to answer any questions you have throughout your journey with us
  • Continuous support from your mentor

Our Breakthrough Academy provides you with the experience you need to rapidly become an expert in your field.


Benefits of working for Cloud Direct

We look after our employees. Which is why we offer a range of benefits when you join Cloud Direct. Hard work really does pay off.


Do you have what we’re looking for?

Individual Traits for Success

There are many attributes and talents that can be used to help identify high performers in business.  We’ve honed these down to three core traits that, when available in spades, help ensure that candidates are highly likely to succeed at Cloud Direct.

  • Smart – Ability to thrive in a complex, high growth and fast changing environment.
  • Hardworking – Exudes grit and resourcefulness, deploying multiple strategies to overwhelm the problem with resources; often snatching success from the jaws of defeat.
  • Planful – Organised and efficient in everything; having a clear sense of purpose and direction; naturally sets and works towards ambitious goals.


Are you ready to make a difference?

If you think you’ve got what it takes to make a difference and want to excel your career, then we would love to find out more about you. Our application process is broken down into four clear steps. The only way to apply is through our website, but if you have any questions about the recruitment process, or if you have any special requirements, contact us at


Once you click apply, you’ll be taken to our application process. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles throughout Cloud Direct. Don’t forget to save your application as you go along as you don’t want to lose all the work you’ve done!

When you’re uploading your CV, try to keep the format as simple as possible. If the upload fails, try saving your document as text or email us at

When you have created your account, submitted your application, you should receive an email with a link to your account. Any future correspondence or updates on your application can be accessed via your account.

Telephone assessment

This stage will form the basis of getting to know you briefly and what experience you have for the role you’re applying to.

Face to Face assessment – two parts

First part: During this stage, you will meet the hiring manager and a team member from the field you are applying to. It’s a chance for you to find out more about the role as well as us finding out your technical ability and if you’re the right fit for the role.

Second stage: You may get the opportunity to meet our CEO, Brett Raynes and or the HR Talent Manager. This is our chance to find out more about you and for you to find out more about us.

Online tests

If you’ve successfully been shortlisted, you’ll be asked to complete psychometric tests. These help guide us to select the best candidates and assists us in getting to know how we can support you in the longer term if you join us.


Soon after your face to face and online tests, we’ll let you know if you’ve secured a place.


Join our team

There’s a wealth of opportunities at Cloud Direct. That’s why we’ve broken these down into individual business areas, each with their own specialisms. Find out more about the business areas you could join one of our graduate/apprenticeship programmes.

Don’t worry if you don’t see a role that fits what you’re looking for. Just click ‘General Application’ and let us know how you could add value to Cloud Direct and we’ll be in touch if we can help


Meet our people

Nobody is in a better position to tell you what it’s really like working for Cloud Direct than our own people. Our graduates and apprentices talk about life in one of the UK’s leading Cloud Services organisation – and the experiences that have helped them to make them who they are today.

Find out how we’ve already supported people similar to yourself.