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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dear readers of the Be Your Future blog, The month of February has come upon us… and you know what that means... No, we aren’t talking about roses and indulging in chocolate covered strawberries. But the other thing that involve just as much planning and stress eating. That’s …

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 …

A to Z Application Advice - Final Part ...#MayThe ForceBeWithYou

Much to watch, you still have ... "Fear is the path to the Dark Side" but thanks to the A to Z Application Advice series, fear has left place to confidence and determination ! Indeed, when all three A to Z Application Advice videos, you finish ...bright prospects in the application process, …

A to Z Application Advice ... Part 2 #We're back

“I’ll be back” … and we are! We haven’t “terminate” to provide you great Application Advice! As Arnold, we will keep coming back to you but also continue to give you complete, concise and accurate insights on how to succeed during this application process and be at your best! …

A to Z Application Advice... Part 1 #Throwback

"Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." (Winston Churchill) … huum, as Marty McFly would say: “This is heavy”. Indeed! But both seem to agree that our past is key to shape our future. Therefore, we went Back to the (BeYour)Future’s content archives to …

CV tips In the Application Tips 101 series, the Be Your Future blog will be providing you with various application tips that can get you one step closer to that future job offer. When it comes to applying to jobs, your CV could be the golden ticket to get you …

Apprenticeship Application Advice - From Beginning to End

by Matt Shaw Partner Marketing Executive If you’re reading this blog it means you are considering being an apprentice at Microsoft- Good Decision! The application process for the apprenticeship at Microsoft involves 4 stages! This post is written to advise you on how best to approach the whole process …