Harry Light - Apprentice Role Profile

Name: Harry Light Previous education path: GCSEs and A Levels at Waingels College in Reading Apprentice Qualification: Business Administration Level 3 Job Title: Office Category Support Brief description of your job role: Support the Office Category team working with Partners, Finance, Sales, Marketing & Product Management to deliver a successful …

Interns' Proudest Moments

What has my biggest achievement been at Microsoft? – Tech Traineeship Graduation Event Before I dive into an anecdote, I’d just like to note that, not only has this been my biggest achievement here at Microsoft, but it has also been a life changing moment for many other key individuals. …

Intern Role Profile - Kedar Gayle

Name: Kedar Gayle Which university/course: The Univeristy of Birmingham Job Title: Education Marketing Intern Brief description of your job: I support in driving our overall marketing strategy, including events, blogs and social media activity. Job on a day to day basis: It is hard for me to pinpoint this. …

Graduate Role Profile

Name: Ana Montoya Which university/course: Business Management & Administration Job Title: Operations Account Manager for Middle East and Africa Brief description of your job: Middle point between the Microsoft Partners, the Microsoft sales teams that work with them and the operations centre. We are the ones that look after …

BYF Graduate Role Profile - Denmark

Name: Jimmi Christensen Which university/course: Copenhagen Business School, B.Sc. Business Administration and Psychology, M.Sc. Management of Innovation and Business Development Job Title: Associate Consultant (MACH), Adoption & Change Management, Microsoft Services Brief description of your job: Basically, our work is to help our largest enterprise and public …

Most Innovative Intern Of The Year... Where Are They Now?

Name: Melissa Strickland  Intern Role: Server & Tools product team coordinating key marketing initiatives FTE Role: Bing sales team account manager My Intern Year: What you did day-to-day as a intern at Microsoft? Within this 12-month internship I worked within the server & tools product team alongside another marketing manager. …

BYF Netherlands: A Day in the Life of a MACH Sales Trainee

Hi I’m Fleur and I have the privilege of fulfilling the position as sales trainee for the enterprise partner group (EPG) at Microsoft. During my time as trainee I help the account teams serve the distribution and services segment, which includes customers such as Heineken, Ahold, Jumbo, KLM, NS, …

Intern Role Profile - MTC Lab Engineer

Name: Ben McGarry Which university/course: Bournemouth University – Forensic Computing and Security Job Title: MTC Lab Engineer Brief description of your job: Running the Edinburgh Microsoft Technology Centre and assisting with product demonstrations. Job on a day to day basis: Working with Microsoft Staff/Partners with setups for product demo’ …

BeYourFuture Team - Ireland

We are delighted to introduce ourselves as the new BYF team based in Ireland. We aim to make this site a place where both the UK and Irish Microsoft Interns, as well as people who are interested in the internship program, can go to feel a sense of community and …

Intern Role Profile - Public Relations (PR) and external communications

Name: Bethany Munns Which university/course: Warwick University, studying English Literature Job Title: Public Relations (PR) and external communications Brief description of your job: I help to manage how Microsoft tells our story to the UK public. External communications encompasses all content to do with Microsoft which is shared with …

Interning at Microsoft- Application Advice

London based interns Jack Rowbotham and Kedar Gayle tell us more about their application experience, their top tips, and an insight into their first few weeks at Microsoft. …

Intern Role Profile

Name: Mike Marston Which university/course: Bournemouth University – BA(Hons) Business Studies w/Digital Marketing Job Title: Xbox Global Optimisation Team Intern (Gaming) Brief description of your job: Assisting with the day to day planning and management of all 1st Party games marketing including Gears of War 4, Recore & …

Intern Role Profile - Audience Evangelist

Name: Jaipriya Kaur Rai Which university/course: Aston University, Business and Management Job Title: Business Marketing: Audience Evangelist Brief description of your job: Evangelising to the start-up community on Microsoft’s products and services alongside working with our ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partners to create case studies to showcase their …

Apprentice First Month at Microsoft

Apprenticeships at Microsoft offer a fantastic scheme full of amazing opportunities. Throughout you're you are given many responsibilities allowing you to make your mark! Read below to hear from a few of our newest apprentices on their first month at Microsoft and what they’ve been involved in… Anna McCormick …

Intern Role Profile - Resources Co-ordinator

Name: Margarida Lima  Which university/course: University of Kent, Business and Management with year in Industry Job Title: Resources Co-ordinator Brief description of your job: I work in the Microsoft Consultant Services department and I help to co-ordinate our employees into the right projects at the right time so that …

101 Teams at Microsoft – Loveit! Surface Event

What is a 101 Team? 101 teams are set up as part of our intern experience at Microsoft. They are stretch projects that allow us to join intern lead teams that specialise in different areas across the business. They allow us to explore outside of our job roles and let …

Mitchell Doggett: My Intern and Graduate Experience

My Intern Year My Job Role Hi my name is Mitch and I was an Intern in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Xbox support team, I sat within a team that was responsible for the overall service delivered to all of our Xbox customers within EMEA. The year …

A One Off Opportuntiy: Work Experience at Microsoft

Before my experience at Microsoft, I had limited knowledge about the mechanics of business operations. There are many business groups that work antagonistically and are equally complex, but also critical to the survival of Microsoft's business portfolio. My mind has been blown by many of the insights I have gained …

BYF France - The truth about interns’ life at Microsoft France!

Laura Dandelot Role: CRM and market intelligence assistant Department: Marketing & Online Location: Paris, France In this blog, most of us have tried to explain our missions, help you to integrate Microsoft and give the tips we have learnt in our amazing experience! However, our professional experiences and feedbacks may …

More than one way to go about getting a career...

By Liam, Work Experience There is more than one way to go about getting a career. If you are eighteen, for example, have completed some sort of college apprenticeship and fancy yourself as a handy tradesman, then by all means go for it. Why wait, if you do not want …

BYF France – Apprentice Role Profile – Communication

Juliette Mopin Role: PR and Communication Assistant Department: Marketing & Operations (M&O) Location: Microsoft France, Paris Hi guys, I am Juliette, 21 years old, working as a PR and Communications assistant. Let me describe my job at Microsoft France. My background After completing a 2 years degree in …

My First Day of Work Experience at Microsoft

by Ella Cassidy, Year 13 Student Hey guys, I’m Ella and I’m currently doing a week’s work experience in Education Marketing at Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading. On arrival at the offices on my first day, I was told I was going to be helping with …

BYF Ireland - International Intern Community at Microsoft Ireland

At Microsoft Ireland, the FY16 intern community consists out of 38 young professionals, who are very eager to learn. Some of them have graduated in the summer of 2015, and therefore consider the internship as the start of their career.Others have taken a year out of college, in order …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile – “Bing Ads”

Carl Wallace Role: Bing Ads Account Associate for the UK market Location: Dublin My Background Hey there! My name is Carl Wallace and I am a Bing Ads Account Associate working on the UK mid-market. I am currently taking a year away from my studies to complete this internship. I …

Weekly Spotlight - Protect Yourself Against Tech Support Scams

Your BeYouFuture team is back this week to give you advice on : How to protect yourselft against tech support scams! Loving is caring :) Fraudulent Tech Support scams usually come out as a fake agent representing themselves as Microsoft trying to get access to your information on your computer or to …

Intern of the year FY15 #ThrowbackThursday

Hey everyone, Welcome again to another throwback Thursday post. This time we are going to honor last year's Intern Of The Year, Ben Kosky. These titles are awarded during the End of the Year Intern Event (June), but do get it guys ... it is a hard work since D-1 ! Ben …

An Apprentice at UC EXPO

By Sean Phelps, Microsoft apprentice What is UC EXPO? Being part of the Office marketing team allows me to participate in a wide range of activities and events such as UC EXPO. UC EXPO is the largest Unified Communications event in Europe, so it was really amazing to be a …

Weekly Spotlight - Teenager from difficult background turns his life around with Microsoft's Technology

Your BeYourFuture team is back with today's Weekly Spotlight about how Microsoft's Technology turned a teenager drug dealer's life around. Wanderson Skrock grew up in a slum outside Rio de Janeiro. He started dealing drugs when he was 14 years-old and ended up twice in juvenile detention. But, during his …

#BeAGameChanger Awards with Women’s Sport Trust

By Georgie Bartley, Microsoft Apprentice The Women’s Sport Trust “raises the visibility and increases the impact of women's sport through the promotion of role models, increasing media coverage and improving funding. We are a leading UK charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality.*” On …

BYF Ireland - Going from Intern to MACH

Amanda Alnehil Role: Associate Account Manager - Intern Department: Bing Ads Location: Microsoft Dublin, Ireland. Hi all! I would like to tell my story, going from the happiness of being accepted for the Internship to the happiness of being accepted for the MACH program. It was last July that I …

Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft initative to bring connectivity to Kenya's rural areas

Your BYF team is back with a video on the power of technology with today's Weekly Spotlight on TV white space closes digital divide in Kenya. With more than 4 billion people in the world lacking internet access, Mawingu hopes to provide a solution. Mawingu is part of Microsoft’s …

BYF France – Marketing

Hawa Koulibali Role: Surface MarCom (Marketing & Communication) Assistant Department: Marketing & Operations (M&O) Location: Microsoft France, Paris My Background Bonjour ! Let me first introduce myself and my role as an intern at Microsoft. My name is Hawa. I am 23, crazy about music and dance, travel, hate …

BYF France - Hiring process at Microsoft

Philippe Gass Role: Online Product Manager Department: Microsoft Store Location: Paris, France Dear Game of Thrones fans, I am sorry to tell you but the truth is that we are in May and “Summer is coming”. While many people are thinking about the new sunglasses they need to buy and …

BYF Ireland - CCG Finance

Diogo Sassetti Role: Business Analyst Department: Western Europe Finance HQ Location: Dublin Hey future business leaders! My background Let me put you up to speed with what I have been doing before joining Microsoft: After completing a degree in engineering, I decided to jump into the business world to pursue …

Introducing the Buddy Team

At Microsoft, we have a number of early in career opportunities which all offer great experiences PLUS a wealth of top tips and tricks to help you start your journey with us. But what happens once you get started? When you join Microsoft, you are welcomed into a community - …

BYF France - Product Management

Philippe Gass Role: Online Product Manager Department: Microsoft Store Location: Paris, France Hi everyone ! My name is Philippe and I am currently working as Online Product Manager for the French Microsoft Store. My Background Once upon a time, a little boy came down to earth with a revolutionary invention that …

BYF France - Marketing

Gautier Baraffe Role: B2B Marketing & Communication Assistant, Small & Medium Businesses Department: Marketing & Operations (M&O) Location: Microsoft France, Paris My Background Hi, Bonjour, Guten Tag, γειά σου, привет, If this is your first time on BYF, welcome! I’m here to introduce myself and my role …

BYF Ireland - Marketing

Gloria Shannon Role: Marketing Intern Department: Marketing Location: Microsoft Dublin, Ireland. My Story I am technically classed as disabled and I work at Microsoft, one of the world’s leading tech companies. Some people may be surprised or even shocked to know that even despite physical boundaries, you can have …

Weekly Spotlight - Protecting the Black Rhino with Microsoft Surface

Your BYF team wants to share with you how technology is essential for a more sustainable world with its Weekly Spotlight on Microsoft's involvement in the protection of the Black Rhino. The Black Rhinoceros is one of the most endangered species on the planet, with 96% of its population who …

BYF Ireland - Bing Ads

Max-Emanuel Vingerhoets Role: Associate Account Manager Department: Bing Ads Location: Dublin, Ireland My Background After school I was 100% convinced that I wanted a career in the film industry – well, an internship as Set Runner at a German movie production made me change my mind really quickly! Having no Plan …

Intern Role Profile – Xbox + Microsoft Band

Jack White Role: EMEA Integrated Marcoms Co-ordinator(IMC) / EMEA Partnerships and Events Manager Department: Xbox/Microsoft Band Location: London/Reading “Hello… Is it me you’re looking for?” Bonjour, Salut, Ola, Hello! I’m Jack, I’m 22 years old and I’m a very lucky gent… I’m the …

Weekly Spotlight - Cortana

Your BYF team is back with its weekly spotlight to project you in the future with ... Cortana ! Cortana is not only your Windows device's personal assistant who reponds to “Who’s your daddy? ” with “Technically speaking, that’d be Bill Gates. No big deal.”. She is way more than that, …

From College to Apprenticeship

By Sania Samad Transitioning from college to an apprenticeship at Microsoft can be daunting. College can be a very comfortable place as you are with your friends, you know what subjects you will be studying and what you will be learning. An apprenticeship can be a step in to the …

Dear readers, In the latest of our internal SmArticles competitions, we have this fantastic submission from one of our interns. Zakia has provided us with this brilliant insight into how the impressive Microsoft Surface Pro 4 can enable us as students and young professionals to achieve more and #DoGreatThings. So …

From Paris with love Dear readers of the BeYourFuture Blog, It's been a long bank holiday weekend, where we've witnessed two truly historical events... Leicester City football club have won the Premier League for the first time ever, and in May... England was sunny!! But they aren't the only firsts …

BeYourBest Week - Creating Powerful Presentations

We are officially mid-way through BeYourBest Week! This week we've worked hard to bring you all the top tips and tricks to help you perform to your potential, whether that's with Microsoft or in any of your own personal/university work! We've aimed to enrich your lives with some fantastic …

Sometimes #BeYourBest means helping others be theirs

Apprentices Get Involved with LaunchPad for Brathay Challenge This week the Microsoft FY16 Apprentices have been working hard with Homeless Support Charity Launchpad as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge. For 35 years, Launchpad have been helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around and fulfil their potential. …

Dear readers! This week it's fair to say the UK actually tried to be sunny! We hope you all got a chance to soak up some rays whilst it lasted. Our friends in Greece don't have such worries, it's fair to say they're spoilt for sun. To bring us some …

A “Rare” moment, the BeYourFuture offsite.

Dear Readers of the BeYourFuture Blog, It’s a common occurrence in teams at Microsoft, to organise the occasional ‘Offsite’ whereby an entire team ditches the laptops and boardrooms and heads off for a day of team bonding/fun and horrendously great banter. It’s not always so laid back, …

The Great Leap - School to Apprenticeship

Moving from school to doing an apprenticeship is a big step, especially when you come straight from your GCSEs to one of the largest companies in the world! Moving into an apprenticeship was weird at first, as there are a lot of things to get used to from just being …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile - Operations

Name: Miguel Oliveira Role: Operations Specialist Department: Europe Middle East and Africa Operations Location: Dublin, Ireland My Background My academic flow was not linear, I studied Physics Engineering before pursuing a degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia. Later I completed a master’s in BA at Católica-Lisbon. I don’t like …

An Apprentice Moves to Reading

Before Microsoft I grew up and lived in a small town in Dorset and when the exciting news came through that I had been selected for a place on the Microsoft apprenticeship scheme I soon had to start planning the move ‘up north’. After some careful research I soon found …

Apprentice Year Reflection - Joe Hardie

7 months ago I walked into Microsoft without knowing any of the other apprentices or any of my colleagues, I didn’t know what it was like to be in a professional environment or even much about the job role I would be doing. So 7 months later how have …

SmArticles follow up - Microsoft Band

Dear Readers, You may remember from a few weeks ago, the first of our SmArticles series of Articles went live! This is an internal competition that the BeYourFuture team has introduced this year. This gives Apprentices, Interns and Graduates in Microsoft UK the chance to showcase their writing talents, and …

Apprentice Year Reflection - Sophie Ware

Hello Readers, Did you know... it's the last week to apply for an Apprenticeship with Microsoft UK?!? No seriously... What are you waiting for?! To help wet your appetite, and to give you an insight into why you should consider this life-changing opportunity, our Microsoft Apprentices of FY16 are providing …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile - OEM Channel Executive

Name: Karishma Pudaruth Role: OEM Channel Executive Department: CCG/OEM Location: Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland My Background Hi everyone, welcome to my blog post. My name is Karishma Pudaruth, originally from Mauritius, and I just completed my BA Hons in International Business in Ireland. Having lived in Ireland for years, I …

Apprentice Year Reflection - Nicole Ryle

Was joining the Microsoft Apprenticeship Scheme a good decision? YES. I didn’t realise how much this programme would help me develop as a person, but it really has. As apprentices, each day we are put out of our comfort zones, we learn new things and we grow as people. …

BeYourFuture - The gift that just keeps on giving... What's this? More International Inisights? ...That's right! Today, we've had a double-header. Firstly, we've gained invaluable insights into the world of Microsoft through the eyes of our Russian colleagues Sherzod and Markha. Now, we're moving to a slightly sunnier space with …

Hello readers, We bear further global gifts! Today we have more invaluable insights from our marvellous colleagues in Russia, time to take the limelight - Sherzod and Markha! Sherzod Mirsadykov, Healthcare Business Development Intern PS, EPG My name is Sherzod. Recently graduated from University, I have kept my goal which …

Weekly Spotlight - Hearing for the 1st time

Your BYF team offers you another episode in our series about how technology has the incredible power to change and improve people's life with our Weekly Spotlight on .... Hearing for the first time thanks to the Esteem Hearing Implant and Microsoft's technology ! The Esteem Sensor converts the vibrations into electrical …

An Apprentice Insight into Loop

By Jacob McQuillan As an apprentice at Microsoft we are allowed to get involved with lots of different things that may not be included in our normal day to day job role. Something which some of us apprentices have been involved in is Loop. Loop is a website that is …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile - Marketing

Name: Gloria Shannon Role: Marketing Intern Department: Marketing Location: Microsoft Dublin, Ireland. Background When I left secondary school, I had no idea I wanted to go into marketing, to be honest I wasn’t entirely sure what Marketing involved. I knew the basic gist and that was it. However due …

Hello Readers! We our super psyched to be able to share with you guys the latest addition to our International Insights section. Today, Olga and Aleksei from our Russian Colleagues have given up some time to give us some insights into their Microsoft Story. Aleksei Ternovskii, Technology Solutions Professional, EPG …

Dear readers! We are completely privileged to be able to share with you yet another fantastic international insight from our friends in Greece! Today, it's Lisa! Hello guys! I am super excited to share my experience with you! I hope you find it helpful! My Background I was born and …

Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology for people with vision loss

Your BYF team lays the emphasis on how technology has the incredible power to change and improve people's life with our Weekly Spotlight on .... Microsoft's 3D Soundscape technology ! Microsoft’s 3D soundscape technology is an audio-rich experience in which the headset, smartphone and indoor and outdoor beacons all work together …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile - Sales

Timothy Guiney Role: Sales Intern Department: Consumer Channels Group, Irish Market Location: Dublin Ireland My Background Recently Graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. I have previously worked in the financial, hospitality, retail and education sectors. My Role My role varies from one day to the …

Readers of the BYF Blog... Our International Insights section continues to grow! We're super psyched to be able to continue to bring you numerous insights from our global colleagues... Today, one of our friends from Microsoft Czech Republic has provided us with an insight into his journey, and impressions of …

Weekly Spotlight - 'Project Spark', create your own adventure!

Your BYF team appeals to your sense of adventure this week with our Weekly Spotlight on Project Spark's pick-your-path article! ‘Project Spark’ — where players create, and creators play Remember the "choose-your-own-adventure" type of book when you were a kid ? Then you will be amazed by The Keys to the Kingdom …

Readers of the BeYourFuture Blog... we have yet more International Insights for you to feast your eyes on... From the sunny blue skies of Greece, we are privileged to be able to present to you the first blog post from our Greek colleagues... Their advice is universal, and should definitely …

Apprentice Role Insight - Data Operations Apprentice

Name: Sania Samad Role: Data Operations Apprentice Department: Marketing & Operations Location: TVP Background Information I completed my GCSE’s and A Levels at Collingwood College. During GCSE I studied the compulsory subjects and also; OCR IT, Business, French and Humanities. My favourite out of my options would have to …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile - Corporate Citizenship

Sinéad Cowen Role: Community Affairs Intern Department: Citizenship and Public Relations Location: Dublin, Ireland Hi everyone! My name is Sinéad and I am the Community Affairs intern at Microsoft Ireland. This opportunity to contribute to the Be Your Future blog recently came my way and I jumped at the chance …

BYF - Russia

And so, the International Insights continue! Today we are privileged to have the first of a number of insights from our colleagues in Russia. Unlike in the UK, there are far fewer Intern Opportunities at Microsoft Russia, so you'll be hearing from them all! so without further a do... we …

BYF Slovakia - MACH - Technology Evangelist

Dear Readers, We are proud to say that International Insights continues to grow! We are now fortunate enough to be joined by further posts from further EMEA subsidiaries, providing you with an increasingly holistic view of Microsoft Early-in-Career opportunities across the globe! These opportunities include Apprentice, Intern and Grad opportunities. …

Apprentices Fundraise for Great Ormond Street

By Sean Phelps, Apprentice On joining the company in September 2015 myself and the other 8 FY16 apprentices were eager to get our name out there and make a difference in the workplace and community. We all really liked the idea of doing some sort of fundraising activity. We considered …

Office Easy Clicks - Translation and Look-up in Word

The lookup and translate tools in Office will enable you to find all the information you need for your assignments, without ever leaving the document you're working on! As this simple video demonstrates, all you need to do is highlight the word and in a few clicks Office can look …

BYF Ireland - Intern Role Profile - Bing Ads

Hello readers of BeYourFuture! Today we bring you the first of our fantastic articles from our Irish Colleagues, kicking the insights off with the marvellous Pheline! Name: Phéline Casier Role: Associate Account Manager Department: Europe Middle East and Africa Operations, Bing Ads Location: Dublin, Ireland Hi all, I am Phéline …

All aboard for National Apprenticeship Week!

This week is National Apprentice Week (#NAW2016), and a chance for employers, schools, young people and parents to discover more about why Apprenticeships are so important to them and the wider UK economy – one reason why the Government has pledged to create 3 million more by 2020. As the leading …

Love is in the air for Surface Book and Hour of Code

by Robson Smith Valentine’s Day may be over but here at Microsoft, we are still sending out the love with our amazing Windows 10 devices. Earlier this year we held the UK launch of the first Microsoft laptop - the Surface Book. This Ultra-thin, meticulously crafted device allows users …

Weekly Spotlight - Life at Microsoft illustrated

Your BeYourFuture team does not only provide you with great and informative content, but also helps you lighten the mood during this stressful period of the application process ! Indeed, today's Weekly Spotlight is on ... Hugh MacLeod’s illustrated guide to life inside Microsoft! Despite the common idea that artists and …

Office Easy Clicks – Referencing

Have you ever considered how many hours you may have wasted manually typing out references and citations to your university reports and what you could’ve actually done with that spare time? Maybe find more articles to use to support your work, maybe go out and enjoy the university social …

Microsoft Apprentice Insight Event - 21st March 2016

We want to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to work inside a global technology company during one of the most exciting periods in its history. Following on from last year’s successful launch of the Microsoft Apprentice Programme, we are now recruiting for our next intake …

Apprentice Role Insight - Enterprise Marketing

Name: Georgie Bartley Role: Enterprise Marketing Apprentice Department: Enterprise Marketing, M&O (Marketing & Operations) Location: TVP Background Information Hi! My name is Georgie, and I am 19 years old. Fresh out of secondary school after studying for my GCSEs and A-levels, I was so excited to be working …

SmArticles February - Single-function devices are so last decade

Here at BeYourFuture, we like to keep things interesting with our other Interns/Apprentices/Graduates on the UK Schemes. So... we began our monthly SmArticle competitions! You may have seen our last winner, Zach, who landed himself his very on Microsoft Band after opening our eyes to how it's more …

BYF Ireland - Team Introduction

Dear readers of the BeYourFuture Blog, Change is upon us! As part of our unrelenting mission, to bring you insights into everything there is to being an Intern/Apprentice/Graduate at Microsoft, we at the BeYourFuture blog have opened the door to contributions from Interns/Apprentices/Grads EMEA-wide. The new …

An Apprentice at Future Decoded

As you may have seen on the blog, back in November Microsoft held a 2 day event, showcasing the latest and greatest that Microsoft has to offer. Below one of our apprentices, Georgie, has told us all about her experience of Future Decoded. Future Decoded was a whirlwind of an …

Weekly Spotlight - Unique Microsoft hiring program opens more doors to people with autism

This week your BYF team wants to share with you the story of Kyle Schwaneke and how this man suffering from an Autism Spectrum Disorder went from a very precarious situation to a stable, supportive and fulfilling job. Unfortunately, such a precarious situation is far from being unusual as 80% …

Microsoft OneNote

Ever used OneNote before? No? Well you should definitely check out this video! OneNote is a tool that you can use to put things like lecture notes, classwork, and revision in. You may think that sounds a bit like Word. HOWEVER, in OneNote you can store literally a whole notebook …

Microsoft UK Insight Day – hosted by Milkround 101 team

Hello fellow students! Are you currently in your first or second year of university? Interested in a career in the tech industry? If your answer is yes to both of those then join us in our Milkround hosted event this march! The Milkround 101 team are the Microsoft UK ambassadors …

Why I chose an Apprenticeship over University

By Nicole Ryle, Apprentice Deciding your career path is difficult. Nowadays there are so many external factors which affect our life choices; from parents to friends to school teachers. Despite these outside pressures, ultimately it is YOUR decision – what do you want to do? In my case, my school pushed …

BAME Student Day

BAME Student Day is a workshop day which is held with an aim to encourage and inspire students from the Black Asian Minority Ethnic community to explore opportunities in the IT sector, particularly within Microsoft. It also allows them to gain exposure to the Microsoft Apprenticeship scheme, with hope to …

Weekly Spotlight - Get to know Satya Nadella better !

This week your BeYourFuture team lightens the mood during a stressful period of assessment centres and ... gives you the opportunity to get to know our CEO, Satya Nadella better! Working at Microsoft is all about people. Microsoft does not only aim at empowering every person and organisation on the planet …

Apprentice Role Insight - Software Support Engineer

Name: Sam Whaley Role: Software Support Engineer Department: CSS (Customer Services & Support) Location: Thames Valley Park, Reading. Background Information Microsoft has always been an inspirational company to me and I was lucky enough to find out about the apprenticeship scheme when it was first launched back in 2014. Even …

Intern Role Profile - Education Marketing

Name: Jordan Lipman Role: Showcase Classroom, Education Marketing Intern Department: Public Sector Location: Cardinal Place/Paddington Background I am currently studying Sociology at Bournemouth University, which proves that your degree choice doesn't necessarily matter when getting a job at Microsoft! I have lived in London my whole life, so I've …

Apprentice Role Profile - Business Investment Funds

Name: Sophie Ware Role: Business Investment Funds Apprentice Department: SMS&P Location: Thames Valley Park Background Information After I left school at 16, I went to college for two years and studied English, Business and ICT A-Levels. At 18, despite all my friends moving away, I decided that University …

Intern Day in the Life

Name: Stefaniia Orlova Role: Customer Satisfaction Analyst Department: Premier Services Location: TVP, Reading Hi everyone, my name is Stefaniia! Originally I’m from Russia and I came to the UK for studies. I do Business Economics with Spanish at Exeter University and now I’m on my placement year here …

Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft Cloud accelerating Cancer Research

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more” (Satya Nadella) Technology is made to have a great impact on humanity’s progress, and Microsoft’s cloud accelerating Cancer Research embodied this principle. Check this great video where Wu Feng, Computer Science Professor …

Apprentice Advice: The Application Process

Long gone are the days of being able to hand in a CV and get an interview not long after. As the number of jobseekers rise thorough application processes are being used to ensure companies get exactly the right person for the job. More common for apprentice and intern roles …

Intern Role Profile- Software Engineer

Name: Keith Stockdale Role: Rendering Engineer Department: Rare Studios Location: Rare, Twycross Hey everyone! My name is Keith and I am current gaming intern at Microsoft. I am also studying Computer Games Development at the Queen's University Belfast. Why Microsoft? I chose to apply to Microsoft because (as you might …

Microsoft Aspire - What is it and how can you get involved?

As females working at a technology company, people often assume that we need to be exceptional tech savvy, but in reality not many of us are! At Microsoft you will meet people with a very diverse range of educational backgrounds and interests. Of course there are parts of this industry …

Apprentice Role Profile - Microsoft Technology Centre

Name: Robson Smith Role: Lab and Support Engineer Department: Microsoft Technology Centre Location: Thames Valley Park I attended Aylesford School Sports College in Kent where I studied Media Studies, Sociology Additional Science and ICT for my GCSEs. Ever since I was little I had a passion for Technology and computers. …