Test drive a high-growth tech sales career today

Earlywork Academy gives you 3 weeks of practical workshops with industry professionals and 1:1 career coaching to see if tech sales is right for you.

In the last 12 months, we’ve helped 100+ fellows start a new career in tech sales. Read their reviews at our Trustpilot below.

Headshot of Alishia
Alishia Lambropoulos
Ex-Exercise Physio
Alishia standing in front of Datadog logo
Alishia Lambropoulos
From: Exercise Physio
To: SDR @ Datadog
Headshot of Derek
Derek Nguyen
Ex-Customer Service
Headshot of Derek
Derek Nguyen
From: Customer Service
To: BDR @ Shippit
Headshot of Sam
Sam Westley
Ex-Lawyer
Headshot of Sam
From: Lawyer
To: BDR @ Databricks
Headshot of Mia
Mia Muriti
Ex-Events
Headshot of Mia
From: Events
To: SDR @ Buildpass
Headshot of Eudimace
Eudimace Esguerra
Ex-Retail
Headshot of Macy
From: Retail
To: SDR @ Ofload
Headshot of Mya
Mya Walters
Ex-Retail Fashion
Headshot of Mya
Mya Walters
From: Retail Fashion
To: SDR @ SafetyCulture
Headshot of Daniel
Daniel Younes
Ex-Marketing Agency
Headshot of Daniel
Daniel Younes
From: Marketing Agency
To: SDR @ Eftsure
Yellow star iconBlue star iconOrange star iconOrange star iconBlue star icon
Alishia standing in front of Datadog logo
Alishia Lambropoulos
From: Ex-Exercise Physio
To: SDR @ Datadog
Headshot of Derek
Derek Nguyen
From: Customer Service
To: BDR @ Shippit
Headshot of Sam
From: Lawyer
To: BDR @ Databricks
Headshot of Mia
From: Events
To: SDR @ Buildpass
Headshot of Mya
From: Retail Fashion
To: SDR @ SafetyCulture
Headshot of Macy
From: Retail
To: SDR @ Ofload
Headshot of Daniel
From: Marketing Agency
To: SDR @ Eftsure

Our fellows have landed roles at companies including

Our results speak for themselves

24 Days

Average time to land an offer!

$96k

Average compensation for graduates + super!

100+

Graduates placed into junior tech sales roles!
Orange star iconBlue star icon
Blue star icon
Orange star icon

By learning with Earlywork Academy, you’ll land a full-time tech sales role, guaranteed.

Yep, that’s right. If you don’t land a job, you don’t have to pay

💸
Learn the essentials of tech sales to smash your first role

Build core skills in prospecting, discovery and closing, with modules designed in partnership with top tech companies.

💼
Build the skills to land jobs for a lifetime

Learn practical job search secrets from those who've landed junior roles at Atlassian, Uber, AWS, Finder and SafetyCulture.

🤝
Targeted introductions to top companies

You’ll have the chance to connect directly with our employer partners, who are top tech companies actively looking for early-career sales talent.

Join the Waitlist

Is tech sales for me?

Easy Apply
Easy Apply
A money emoji

A job with high earning potential

Tech sales salaries have jumped 12% year-on-year, attracting on average between $140,000 and $160,000 a year. (Think & Grow)

A job with high earning potential

Tech sales salaries have jumped 12% year-on-year, attracting on average between $140,000 and $160,000 a year. (Think & Grow)

A ladder emoji

Strong career progression

Starting your career in sales can lead you to closing deals with the world’s biggest enterprises, managing sales teams of hundreds, or defining the strategy for how new products go to market.

Strong career progression

Starting your career in sales can lead you to closing deals with the world’s biggest enterprises, managing sales teams of hundreds, or defining the strategy for how new products go to market.

A bar chart emoji

An in-demand, future-proof skill

Sales is one of the three biggest roles in tech companies by headcount across APAC. As a revenue- generating role, it plays a critical function in the success of top tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce.

An in-demand, future-proof skill

Sales is one of the three biggest roles in tech companies by headcount across APAC. As a revenue- generating role, it plays a critical function in the success of top tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce.

A handshake emoji

Leverage your people skills in tech

84% of the tech companies we work with prefer sales candidates who have experience in people-facing roles. From retail to real estate, your ability to work with customers can be your superpower.

Leverage your people skills in tech

84% of the tech companies we work with prefer sales candidates who have experience in people-facing roles. From retail to real estate, your ability to work with customers can be your superpower.

Orange star iconYellow squiggleBlue star icon

What Mya had to say about tech sales

Learn how Mya Walters landed her first tech sales role at SafetyCulture through Earlywork Academy whilst still at university.

How our program works

Yellow star iconBlue star iconOrange arrow

1. Build industry skills

Our cohort-based program consists of eight 2-hour, live, virtual sessions over three weeks, training key SDR skills such as prospecting, cold calling, written outreach and discovery calls.



Learn from our instructor who trains entry level reps in his day job and other managers from partner companies such as HiBob, Eftsure, Shippit and Deel.

3 Weeks
Yellow star icon
Multiple headshots of Earlywork's instructors.

2. Personalised 1:1 job search coaching

Alongside introductions to our partner companies, you’ll receive weekly 1:1 job coaching until you accept a tech or sales job.

Receive high-touch feedback on your resume, LinkedIn and interview technique. Book in additional times to practice your assessments during your interviews.

Ongoing
A screenshot of a 1:1 coaching session between an instructor and a student

3. Post-hire support

Starting a junior tech sales role is lonely. There’s no grad program to meet and share tips with other SDRs & it’s hard to carve out the time to build relationships with others in the space.

We’ve created an exclusive, and free alumni community designed to help you connect with new SDRs (other alumni!) and successful AEs in the Aussie tech sales space.

A photo of a student and an instructor

Meet your instructors

Nick Pringle and Reuben George are currently SDR managers at impact.com and Crowdstrike respectively.

Coming from hospitality and engineering backgrounds, they both got their start in tech as SDRs (where you’re heading!) and had successful tenures, having stayed in the space for the last 8 years.

Today, their day-to-day roles are focused on hiring SDRs for their companies and setting them up for success.

They bring their own personal stories and modern training techniques into the sessions.

*Each Earlywork Academy cohort has one lead instructor. As such, Nick and Reuben alternate in ownership.

Blue star
Step 1
Submit an application
Orange curve line
Step 2
Conduct an interview
Orange arrow
Step 3
Be offered a spot
Blue star iconOrange star icon
Orange star icon
Orange star icon

You’re a good fit for Earlywork Academy if...

You have an energetic, ambitious attitude and hunger to learn

You have strong written & verbal communication skills

You are actively looking to land your first full-time role in tech

You have full working requirements in Australia

No specific education requirements

No specific work experience requirements

Earlywork Academy is not the right fit if...

You’re already working full-time in tech

You’re not willing to take on a full-time role

You don’t want to work in tech sales

You don’t have full working requirements in Australia

Rocket icon

Your six-figure tech career is just weeks away

Easy Apply



To begin the course, all you need to pay is a deposit of $495.

Unlike other bootcamps, you only pay the rest of the course price after you land a role, with a total price of $4495 (GST incl.), which can be paid in instalments.

For context, our graduates so far have landed an average total compensation package of $96k + super.

If you don’t land a full-time tech job offer within 6 months of graduation, keep the skills and we refund the cost.

Tired of never hearing back on job applications? Let's change that.

Orange star icon
Blue star icon
white squiggle upside down

Only pay full program price when you land a role.

If accepted, there's a $95 upfront deposit to secure your spot.

The remaining price is paid in monthly instalments after you accept a tech or sales role.

Easy Apply

Pay only $95 upfront

Total price**

$4,995

* Deposit refund requires active program participation in classes, coaching, and job search tasks for 6 months, as per fellow T&Cs.
** The remainder of the course price ($4900) is paid after you land a tech or sales role, which can be paid in instalments, subject to fellow T&Cs.
Orange star iconOrange star icon

What our alumni have to say

Headshot of Caleb
Caleb Hopping
SDR @ DocuSign
Previously Retail Manager

Earlywork Academy do exactly what they say they are going to. From learning about tech sales to being introduce to new companies the whole process was flawless. Entire team is extremely helpful and exceptional at not only improving your hire-ability but also finding potential companies that suit you and where you want your career to go. Loved every minute of the course and would recommend highly.

Headshot of Kayla
Kayla Calabrese
SDR @ Shippit
Previously Telemarketing Sales

This course is really helpful and useful. Without it, I wouldn’t have had the confidence or knowledge to get a job within the tech sales industry. Earlywork is useful for anyone who is looking to take on a path in tech sales and not only is the course great, the ongoing support is even better!

Headshot of Eileen
Eileen Zhou
SDR @ Deel
Previously Corporate Consulting

Great experience to learn and engage in the world of tech sales through Earlywork’s 3 week program. I was able to learn the skills and knowledge useful in the role of an SDR with alongside the support of the team and 1:1 career coach to direct and improve my skills when applying for roles. Highly recommend for skill enhancement and job readiness.

Headshot of Dion
Dion Bonnano
SDR @ CoHabit
Previously Venue Manager

For someone who wasn’t at all familiar with the world of tech sales before coming into this program, Earlywork made the transition seamless and provided all the information, guidance and advice needed. It’s an extremely well formulated program that also provides fellows with first hand experience cold calling which helps build that confidence for doing it in the real world.

Headshot of Gabriel
Gabriel Young
BDR @ Afterpay
Previously Restaurant Owner

Earlywork really helped me understand the foundation of the tech sales industry. Through the amazing mentorship and curriculum, I was able to learn skills such as cold calling, written outreach, interview processes, improving my LinkedIn presence and much more! I am forever grateful for Earlywork and would highly recommend the academy to anyone looking to break into the tech sales industry.

Headshot of Raiden
Raiden Long
MDR @ Verkada
Previously Gym Membership Sales

Coming from a background of gym membership sales, Earlywork went above and beyond with resources to help me break into the world of tech. Their team of coaches were absolutely amazing. Kudos to Dan, Jono, Ben, Marina and Ryan for their work. These folks will teach you the importance of a LinkedIn and invaluable tips to nail your interviews. I was able to land a full-time sales role within two months of graduating the academy... Absolutely surreal, would highly recommend this course.

Headshot of Eric
Eric Cech
SDR @ Yotpo
Previously Freelance Photographer

Simply put I wouldn't be in my job today if it weren't for the Earlywork crew. I decide to make a massive life shift and get into sales; So far I can say it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was very fortunate as well as I had Jono as a mentor to help me take the leap from Earlywork Academy to looking for jobs and interviews etc. Whatever the $ you have to spend upfront, think of it as an investment in your future self. Can't thank these guys enough.

Headshot of Macy
Eudimace (Macey) Esguerra
SDR @ Ofload
Previously Retail Sales

Dan and the team are spectacularly supportive and exactly is the kind of environment you need to push yourself while learning. They foster a great, safe and judgement free environment for you to make your mistakes and know you have the space to learn and get better.Super practical learnings that I immediately got to use in my first week of work. Sales classes were spot on and gave me so much confidence on my first call.

Headshot of Kayla
Kayla Calabrese
SDR @ Shippit
Previously Telemarketing Sales

This course is really helpful and useful. Without it, I wouldn’t have had the confidence or knowledge to get a job within the tech sales industry. Earlywork is useful for anyone who is looking to take on a path in tech sales and not only is the course great, the ongoing support is even better!

Headshot of Eileen
Eileen Zhou
SDR @ Deel
Previously Corporate Consulting

Great experience to learn and engage in the world of tech sales through Earlywork’s 3 week program. I was able to learn the skills and knowledge useful in the role of an SDR with alongside the support of the team and 1:1 career coach to direct and improve my skills when applying for roles. Highly recommend for skill enhancement and job readiness.

Headshot of Sam
Sam Wardle-Reid
SDR @ Buildpass
Previously School Teacher

I recently had the opportunity to go through the Earlywork Academy, and I cannot recommend it enough for anyone looking to break into the tech sales industry. The team at Earlywork went above and beyond to ensure that I had all the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this competitive field.The course content was extremely relevant and engaging, providing a comprehensive overview of what to expect in a tech sales role and how to excel. The lessons were well-structured and easy to follow, allowing me to absorb the information at my own pace. Dan, the founder of Earlywork Academy, was instrumental in delivering the content and preparing me for interviews. His insights and feedback were invaluable, and I felt much more confident going into interviews thanks to his support. Marina did an excellent job coordinating the program and ensuring that everything ran smoothly. Her attention to detail and organisational skills made the entire process seamless and enjoyable. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Ryan and Ben, who were responsible for getting me on board with the program. Their enthusiasm and support made me feel welcomed and motivated to give my best effort. Lastly, I cannot thank Jono enough for his help in securing a job offer so quickly. His dedication and hard work paid off, and I am thrilled to have landed a great position in the tech sales industry. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from such a fantastic team at Earlywork Academy. They have truly set me up for success in my career, and I look forward to keeping in touch with them as I progress in the tech sales industry. Thank you, Earlywork, for being such a great company with an even greater team!

Headshot of Macy
Eudimace (Macey) Esguerra
SDR @ Ofload
Previously Retail Sales

Dan and the team are spectacularly supportive and exactly is the kind of environment you need to push yourself while learning. They foster a great, safe and judgement free environment for you to make your mistakes and know you have the space to learn and get better. Super practical learnings that I immediately got to use in my first week of work. Sales classes were spot on and gave me so much confidence on my first call.

Headshot of Daniel
Daniel Younes
SDR @ Eftsure
Previously Agency Owner

I could not recommend Earlywork enough. Earlywork has given me the opportunity to build my own career by assisting me in getting a position at a Fintech company. Which is exactly where I wanna be. From helping me understand the industry to helping me with the nitty gritty of the application process. I had one of the Earlywork founders call me after hours on a weekend to help me fast track my police check. This small act that took 15 minutes was so impactful and meaningful. Jono was my career choice and he is terrific. The whole team at Earlywork have this level of passion for their students that you don’t see anywhere else. Shout out to Ben as well for his playlist and help as well with my career! If you know anyone or you yourself need help getting into one of the best growing industries. Contact Earlywork and get into the next cohort!

Our admissions process

Applications are marked on a rolling basis with limited spots available

Applications start: 20 February 2023
Program start date: 20 March 2023

Join the Waitlist

1

Fill out the online application form. These are marked on a rolling basis.

2

Complete an interview with our admissions director.

3

If accepted, confirm your availability and pay your deposit*.

4

Get ready for your first session on 20 March 2023
Yellow star icon
Blue star icon
Yellow squiggle
Blue star icon
Orange squiggle

FOR COMPANIES

Find vetted, trained entry-level sales talent without the time sink

Partner Today
Orange star icon
Discover talent with a genuine passion for sales

We screen and interview a pool of candidates that is hungry to land their first job in tech sales

🏃‍♀️
Hire junior salespeople who hit the ground running

Bringing on the wrong junior talent means missing out on customers and leaving money on the table.

🌏
Improve the diversity of your workforce

We believe the best sales teams are as diverse as their customers. That means gender, cultural background, educational background & more.

💡
Build a strong employer brand with early career talent

Have your brand featured alongside a program uplifting the next generation of sales professionals.

Earlywork's Quirky Turkey
Arrow pointing left
Merch! Earlywork white sweater with logo

Get free, limited edition Earlymerch

Share Earlywork Academy with a mate who's keen to break into tech and you'll win a limited edition Earlywork Quirky Turkey sweater - inspired by one of our values. Make sure your friend puts your name in the referral question!

Find out more
Yellow star icon
Blue star icon
Orange star icon
Yellow star icon

FAQs

What is Earlywork?
Chevron arrow down

Earlywork is the fastest, fairest pathway to begin a career in tech sales across Australia and Singapore.

Earlywork Academy - our flagship 3 week program - gives you weekly 1:1 job search coaching, training in essential tech sales skills, and direct introductions to top tech companies we're partnered with.

In the past 12 months, we've placed 100+ fellows at companies such as Datadog, DocuSign, Yotpo, Deel, Eftsure, Podium and Qualtrics.

The best part?

You only pay the full program price when you accept a tech sales job offer you're happy with.

Featured in the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Startup Daily, Ausbiz, SmartCompany & UNSW Business School.

What’s the goal of Earlywork Academy?
Chevron arrow down

Earlywork Academy is a three-week, cohort-based, virtual program created to help folks land their first full-time tech sales jobs.

We’ll train you in a mix of core tech sales skills and job search skills, involving both theory and practice. On top of that, we’ll introduce you to top tech employers actively hiring entry-level sales talent & provide weekly 1:1 job search coaching every week until you accept a job that you're happy with.

For more information, you can request our course guide.

Who can apply?
Chevron arrow down

No uni degrees and no technical experience required. 35% of our fellows had no prior study or work related experiences in business/tech.

If you love speaking to people, solving customer problems and love working towards targets, then you’ll be the right person for our program.

Note: this program is only available to those with Australian working rights, are open to taking a full-time role at the completion of the program - even if you’re still studying, and are keen on a tech sales role specifically.

You're a good fit for Earlywork Academy if:
- You have an energetic, ambitious attitude and hunger to learn
- Strong written & verbal communication skills
- Actively looking to land your first full-time role in tech
- Full working requirements in Australia

You're not a good fit for Earlywork Academy if:
- You’re not willing to take on a full-time role
- You don’t have full working requirements in Australia

How does Earlywork Academy help me get a job?
Chevron arrow down

Throughout the program, you’ll be trained in Earlywork’s end-to-end job search methodology across personal branding, LinkedIn profile design, resumes, cover letters, company research, cold outreach and interview techniques.

You'll also receive weekly 1:1 job search coaching with a member of the Earlywork team for personalised and instant feedback throughout your job search.

Leveraging this framework, we’ve helped candidates land roles at companies like Atlassian, Amazon and Eucalyptus. But the help doesn’t stop there. In partnering with tech employers, we’ll provide you tailored introductions to hiring managers at top companies actively hiring early-career sales talent.

What are key program dates?
Chevron arrow down

Applications are marked on a rolling basis. To secure your spot for upcoming cohorts, we recommend you apply well in advance the cohort start dates

Cohort 9: Monday 4th March - Wednesday 20th March

How does the job guarantee and pricing work?
Chevron arrow down

Earlywork Academy has a total price of $4995, with a $95 deposit prior to the program starting, and the remaining $4900 paid after landing a full-time role in tech or sales, subject to fellow T&Cs. This includes roles at non-partner companies.

The remainder can be paid in one go at a discounted rate, or paid in monthly instalments. All prices shown are inclusive of GST.

If you don’t land a job offer in tech or sales within 6 months of graduating from Earlywork Academy, you’ll get a full refund for your deposit, subject to active participation in our classes, career coaching sessions, and job search homework, as per fellow T&Cs.

Who's teaching the sessions?
Chevron arrow down

Nick Pringle and Reuben George are currently SDR managers at impact.com and Crowdstrike respectively.

Coming from hospitality and engineering backgrounds, they both got their start in tech as SDRs (where you’re heading!) and had successful tenures, having stayed in the space for the last 8 years.

Today, their day-to-day roles are focused on hiring SDRs for their companies and setting them up for success.

They bring their own personal stories and modern training techniques into the sessions.

*Each Earlywork Academy cohort has one lead instructor. As such, Nick and Reuben alternate in ownership.

What is the time commitment?
Chevron arrow down

Earlywork Academy runs a three-week intensive program that has nine sessions. These are held between Monday-Wednesday during the 7-9PM evening slot AEDT.

Beyond this, you will have weekly sessions with your career coach who will work with you to maximise your chances of landing a role as soon as possible.

What if I can't make the sessions?
Chevron arrow down

In order to best ensure job search success in the Earlywork Academy, it is expected that you attend all sessions. If you can't make a certain session, please let the team know ahead of time, as we tailor session formats based on the number of attendees.

There will be session recordings available for you to catch up on the content. Note that each session builds on the last, so it's vital that you do so in the event you miss an event.

Will sessions be recorded?
Chevron arrow down

Yes, all sessions are recorded so you can review and watch them later. However, to maximise your opportunities to get tailored feedback and practice on core sales & job search skills, we strongly recommend that you participate in all sessions live.

Does Earlywork Academy run similar programs for other roles?
Chevron arrow down

Earlywork Academy’s first program is specifically focused on tech sales. However, we intend to launch programs for other non-technical roles in future. If there’s a program you’d like to see, contact us!

Orange star icon
White star icon
Blue star icon
white squiggle upside down
Rocket icon

Your career accelerator with a job guarantee.
Got questions? Let’s chat!

Subscribe to our newsletter
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and commit to building a brighter future together. Our team works on the country of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation in Sydney.