FY16 Apprentice Graduation

Our FY16 apprentices have just recently graduated, so we thought we would get their opinions on their journey as an apprentice at Microsoft. This is what they had to say: Sophie Ware So, after 18 months in a Partner Sales role at Microsoft, I’ve completed my apprenticeship and have …

Intern Sales Role Profile: Azure Solutions Specialist

Vince Mullin- Intern Role Profile Which university/course? BSc Econ Politics & Modern History- Cardiff University Job Title: Azure Solutions Specialist Brief description of your job: A sales role in the Microsoft Azure business, selling cloud solutions to our Commercial and Public-Sector Enterprise Platform. Job on a day to day …

Intern Marketing Role Profile: International Audience Marketing

Name: Harry Morgan Which university/course: Loughborough University, History and International Relations BA Job Title: International Audience Marketing Intern Brief description of your job: A member of Bing’s International Online Consumer Marketing team, working in UK and Canadian markets. Leading all social media content, working on email and paid …

Interns' Proudest Moments

Will Pollard’s Proudest Moment as an Intern One thing that I was told coming into Microsoft was that you’re only here for a year, so you should grasp your internship with both hands and make the most of it. My manager asked me at the start what were …

Apprentice Marketing Role Profile: Digital Marketing

Name: Anna McCormick Previous Education Path: 6 Years in High School Apprentice Qualifications: I am a Digital Marketing apprentice studying to gain qualifications in SCQF Level 6 Digital Marketing and SCQF Level 6 Digital Applications. Job Title: Digital Marketing Apprentice Where are you based: Edinburgh, Waverley Gate Brief Description of …

101 Team Spotlight: Aspire

What is a 101 team? As interns at Microsoft, we work with other interns, as part of our 101 teams. They allow us to explore areas of the business outside of our job roles, as well as having different responsibilities from our job. So, if you want to develop your …

Interns Volunteering at the BETT Show 2017

The BETT Show 2017 The largest event that the Microsoft Education team puts on all year round is the BETT show. The largest education trade show in the world saw over 34,000 attendees, as well as the largest number of higher education leaders to date. Hosted over 4 days …

Netherlands MACH - A Day In The Life Of An Associate Consultant

Hi my name is Meral! Since September 2016 I am a MACH trainee within Microsoft Services. Specifically, I get to call myself an Associate Consultant within the Data Insights Domain, but what this really means is that I get to spend my time with all the cool stuff! Consultants within …

Women in STEM, Apprentice Interview - Ruby Bedford

Introduction to Me: My name is Ruby Bedford, and I am one of the FY17 technical apprentices at Microsoft. My job role is a Support Engineer, this means that I help our customers fix any issues they may be experiencing with one of our technologies. On a daily basis I …

Women in STEM, Intern Interview - Rachel Wiles

Who are you, what you do & how do you relate yourselves to STEM-category? I’m Rachel and I am currently interning at Bing Ads as an Account Coordinator in their Strategic Sales team. I am on a placement year during my Physics degree at the University of Kent, and …

Make What's Next - International Women's Day

Girls have a real passion to address big issues facing the world today and in doing so being part of changing the world of the future — but few of them realize how much STEM is foundational to have the impact they hope to have (only 6.7% of women graduate …

Apprenticeships Open Evening: 29th March

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Apprentice Role Profile: Communications and Marketing Manager

Name: Katie Rose Bradbury Previous education path: I studied: English Language, Biology and Psychology A-Level at Henley College. Description of Apprentice Qualification: I’m doing a Degree Apprenticeship; I study for a degree in Business Leadership and Management whilst working at Microsoft. If you’re wondering how it works – I …

Intern Role Profile - Operations: Adoption & Change Management

Name: Razvan Calcan Which university/course: Loughborough University, International Business  Job Title: Adoption & Change Management Consultant Brief description of your job: My job is to lead our customers through their digital transformation process. I focus on the people side of change and I empower them to use all the …

Apprentice Role Profile: Support Engineer

Name: Ruby Bedford Previous education path: Before Microsoft, I attended Reading Blue Coat School where I completed my A-Levels in ICT, History and PE. I loved school, but as everyone else in my year started to think about going to university, it dawned on me that it wasn’t what …

BYF Finland Intern Profile - Developer Experience and Evangelism

Moi and Greetings from Microsoft Finland! I started my journey as an intern in Developer Experience and Evangelism team at Microsoft Finland about 4 months ago, and so far every day of it has been amazing! When I was first applying to Microsoft I thought I would not even get …

Apprenticeship Overview

My name is Nicole Ryle and I am a Business Program Manager Apprentice in Services, Microsoft. I am currently transitioning into my new role at Microsoft (post-apprenticeship) - I will be in the same team, doing a very similar role. In my role, I work as part of a cross …

Intern Role Profile - Sales Specialist

Name: Ross Testa Which university/course: Business Management at Nottingham Trent University Job Title: Business Sales: Digital Workplace Sales Specialist Where are you based? Reading and London. Brief description of your job: Working with Microsoft’s biggest commercial customers to drive digital transformation in their workplace. What is the highlight …

Microsoft Ireland Intern Application Advice

Hello everyone, If you are considering applying for the internship, give this article a read as it will provide you with some handy, helpful tips and tricks to help you through the application process! Remember: check and note down your stream’s closing date The internship application process consists of: …

Intern Role Profile - Data Analyst

Name: Viktoriya Ulasavets Which university/course: BA Economics with Business Placement at Durham University Job Title: Business Data Analyst: Account Coordinator in UK Strategic Sales Team, Microsoft Search Advertising Brief description of your job: My job requires liaising closely with my team daily and supporting Account Managers in successfully fulfilling …

Intern Role Profile - Service Centre Technical Account Manager

Name: Victoria Poku Which university/course: Aston University, Politics and Economics Job Title: Business Consulting & Project Management: Service Centre Technical Account Manager Brief description of your job: As part of the Service Centre, my role includes completing tasks on behalf of Technical Account Managers, to give them back time …

Microsoft UK Intern Offsite - Part 2

On the 28th of November, the Microsoft UK interns embarked on their offsite trip to Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest. This is a yearly event, and allows all of the interns to catch up and socialise together! …

Microsoft UK Intern Offsite - Part 1

On the 28th of November, the Microsoft UK interns embarked on their offsite trip to Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest. This is a yearly event, and allows all of the interns to catch up and socialise together! …

Microsoft International Christmas Video

Another Be Your Future Special. The team coordinated with 5 different countries across Europe to create a short International Christmas Video, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! …

Microsoft ranked as the No.1 Placement by Rate My Placement

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft is ranked as the Number 1 placement by Rate My Placement: https://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/top-employers What is Rate My Placement? Rate My Placement is a blog designed to help students find and choose internships/placements based on student reviews. This blog …

Intern Role Profile - Business Consulting & Project Management: Project Associate

Name: Chessa Estuya Which university/course: University of Reading – Business Management Job Title: Project Associate Brief description of your job: I assist the Management Team, taking some administrative load by doing regular reporting. I manage Project Portfolio Reporting and I also assist on initiatives designed to improve the delivery processes …

Intern Role Profile - Business Data Analyst: Account Coordinator

Name: Rachel Wiles Which university/course: Physics at University of Kent Job Title: Account Coordinator Brief description of your job: I interpret analytics from Bing to aid the Sales team in monetising the advertising space to the UK’s largest revenue driving advertisers. A typical day consists of using insights …

Microsoft Mannequin Challenge

A Be Your Future Special. A few interns and apprentices team up to present you with, The Mannequin Challenge. It’s not all work here at Microsoft’s Headquarters UK, especially when you have an amazing Xbox Experience Zone! Check it out in our video. Work hard and play harder! …

Graduate Interview: Polly Cartwright

Here we have one of our Graduates called Polly, answering a few questions about her experiences at Microsoft so far: "How do the internship and graduate schemes differ?" "What opportunities has Microsoft provided you with?" …

Intern Role Profile - Sales: Tools Sales Specialist

 Name: Jake Gardner Which university/course: University of Chester- Business Studies Job Title: Developer Tools Sales Specialist Brief description of your job: Helping manage Reseller and Partner communications. Reaching out to ensure our customers receive training and support. Ensure customers take advantage of Software Assurance Benefits that are included in …

Apprentice to Full Time Employee: Luke Lloyd on his time at Microsoft so far…

I went to Queens Marys College in Basingstoke, where I studied A-Levels in English Language, Maths and Sport and Exercise Science. During my time at college I was unsure around what I wanted to do when I finished my qualifications, so I started to explore the world of apprenticeships. It …

Working Life to University Life

Name: Sam Spilsbury Which university/course: University of Exeter, BSc Economics Job Title: Delivery Pursuit Lead, Dynamics Global Domain Brief description of your job: A Delivery Pursuit Lead is responsible for supporting the presales process by shaping and scoping deals to satisfy customer’s requirements. I work with account aligned …

Intern Role Profile - Business Program Manager

Name: Alexandra Offord  Which university/course: Business and Finance, University of Hertfordshire Job Title: Business Program Manager Brief description of your job: I belong to CSS (Customer Support Services) EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Dynamics and SMS&P (Small and Medium Solutions and Partners) and I support field …

Volunteering at Future Decoded Part II

Being such a huge event, here are a few more of the interns’ and apprentices’ highlights during their time at Future Decoded: Victoria "My Future Decoded experience began on the Jubilee Line on the way to Excel London. I started to speak to woman sat next to me that was …

Volunteering at Future Decoded Part I

Future Decoded is an event dedicated to showing any business how it can become a digital business. It aims to show businesses how they can start this process and the challenges that they will face along the way, as well as the rewards they experience in developing a symbolic relationship …

BeYourFuture is a blog for students run by Microsoft Interns and Apprentices’. BeYourFuture will help equip you with the knowledge you need to submit the best possible application to our programmes. Ewan Harry ThomasIntern BeYourFuture Role: Project Lead Job Role: Service Delivery Manager/TAM What does your role entail? Trusted …

My Intern Year My Job Role As an Intern, I worked in one of the Sales teams in SMSP (Small and Mid Market Solutions and Partners). Essentially, SMSP is responsible for selling Microsoft solutions and products to all our customers, excluding our very biggest customers. Naturally, this created a range …

Sales Graduate Q&A

We had a Facebook Live Session, where we answered many questions relating to the application process, roles and life here at Microsoft in general. This video is an informative and honest opinion of current/ recent graduates, and gives you key tips and advice in progressing though the Graduate application. Many …

Business Consultancy and Project Management Graduate Q&A

We had a Facebook Live Session, where we answered many questions relating to the application process, roles and life here at Microsoft in general. This video is an informative and honest opinion of current/ recent graduates, and gives you key tips and advice in progressing though the Graduate application. Many …

Technology Graduate Q&A

We had a Facebook Live Session, where we answered many questions relating to the application process, roles and life here at Microsoft in general. This video is an informative and honest opinion of current/ recent graduates, and gives you key tips and advice in progressing though the Graduate application. Many …

Graduate Role Profile - Associate Project Manager

Name: Marta Gasik Which university/course: University College London, BSc Information Management for Business Job Title: Associate Project Manager Brief description of your job: I work on Microsoft Services projects. Working closely with Technical Consultants, Digital Architects and people responsible for long-term relationships with Microsoft clients, I ensure our projects …

Graduate Role Profile - Technical Account Manager

Name: Diego Bermudez Alvarez Which university/course: Undergraduate Brunel, International Business and Post-graduate, London School of Economics Political Economy Job Title: Technical Account Manager (TAM) Brief description of your job: My role involves being the point of contact between the customers and Microsoft, I help them make sure they deploy …

Graduate Role Profile - Hybrid Cloud Sales Specialist

Name: Rose Brennan Which university/course: Nottingham Trent University – Business Management and Marketing Job Title: Hybrid Cloud Sales Specialist – As a hybrid cloud sales specialist I work with our customers to deliver our end to end Microsoft Cloud story. My role involves ensuring that customers are realising the value of …

Graduate Role Profile - Technical Associate Consultant

Name: Dan Bhatt-Lewis Which university/course: University of the West of England (UWE), BSc Forensic Computing & Security Job Title: Technical Associate Consultant in Secure Infrastructure Brief description of your job: Consultants deliver and work on customised projects and implementations for customers, allowing them to maximise their experience with Microsoft …

Graduate Role Profile - Partner Channel Engagement Manager

Name: Polly Cartwright Which university/course: I went to Bournemouth University and studied Event Management Job Title: Partner Channel Engagement Manager Brief description of your job: My job is technically in Sales SMSP, however my focus is more on the marketing area. Rather than me having to hit numbers, I …

The Microsoft Surface team as well as some interns throughout the company partnered with the NFL at Regent Street and Wembley in the build-up to Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts match-up. We were situated on Regent Street on the Saturday where 600k people passed through the many NFL related pop-ups, …

Being an intern at Microsoft means more than doing a daily coffee run. You’ll discover early on that you are given real responsibilities that have significant business impact. Within the first few months you’ll already have some amazing stories to tell! Below are just a few of the …

BYF Norway Graduate Role Profile - Account Executive

Name: Alina Selezneva Which university/course: MSC in Marketing & Brand Management from Norwegian School of Economics in Norway. Earlier: unis in London, Helsinki, New Zealand Job title: Account Executive Public Sector  Brief description of your job: As an Account Executive for 45 municipalities in Norway I am responsible for …

Intern Role Profile - Business Program Manager

Name: Jonny Foster  Which university/course: Manchester, International Business Management  Job Title: EMEA Business Program Manager  Brief description of your job: Shared Services act as the support mechanism for initiatives and programmes across EMEA. We act as internal consultants to drive programs and operational excellence. In my job role, I …