Be Your Future

Microsoft’s Official UK Intern, Graduate & Apprentice Blog

Be Your Future, run by interns, for students. It is our mission to provide insights to excite and inspire you to join our brilliant Intern, Graduate and Apprenticeship schemes at Microsoft!
Maybe you’re in your second year of university, and considering a year’s placement in industry. Maybe you’re just about to graduate and you’re looking for a great graduate position to kickstart your career. Or maybe you have just finished GCSEs or A-levels and are interested in beginning your career in an apprenticeship role.
Through regular posts we will provide you with role insights so that you can identify your ideal job stream. We’ll provide a window into the culture at Microsoft, as well as showcasing the opportunities and involvement of interns, graduates and apprentices through diaries. If you’re energetic, motivated and passionate about technology, we’ll want you on board. “Be your future” will help equip you with the knowledge you need to submit the best possible application to our programmes. So look out for:
  • Role Insights

  • Diaries

  • Application Advice

  • Microsoft Culture, Products & Events

Stay tuned and follow the blog for the best insights into Microsoft from those-who-know. Be able to discover what job role is best for you and how to get hired. Enjoy!


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My Year at Microsoft – AUGUST 14′

Published on March 17, 2015 with no comments

August by James Naldrett Hello, I’m an intern working in the Public Sector Licensing Sales team under the Business Operations stream (read more about it here). This is the second in my series of monthly diaries, taking you through my year as an intern. Role Highlights One month in, the beginning of August marked my […]

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Even More Graduate Assessment Centre Advice

Published on December 15, 2014 with comments disabled

by Bansri Sodha Aston University – BSc Mathematics with Economics Role: Associate Consultant – Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) Graduate Assessment Centre If you have made it to the Assessment Centre, congratulations! You are now at the final stage of your Microsoft application journey. Application processes can be long and difficult and reaching the Assessment Centre can feel […]

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Luke Lloyd – Apprentice in UK Services

Published on March 13, 2015 with no comments

Hi all, my name is Luke…and I am part of Microsofts first ever Apprenticeship programme. The scheme runs for 18 months, and splits into two separate streams…Technical and business management. The latter of which I am on. It is a great opportunity to gain some valuable work experience alongside a well-respected Level 3 qualification. My […]

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Application Advice

A-Z of Applications – Part Three: R-Z

Published on January 8, 2015 with no comments

Applying for Internships or Graduate jobs can be daunting, stressful and a lot of hard work! But never fear, Be Your Future has come to the rescue with our A-Z of Applications. This 3 part series is presented by current interns, who will give you the best hints and tips for a successful application for […]

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Microsoft Culture

Imagine Make It Happen Event – 31st March

Published on March 19, 2015 with no comments

If you are a tech start up or a student and want a crash course on the key things you need to know to build and grow your startup, be inspired by students with big ideas and network with likeminded, ambitious entrepreneur’s, you won’t want to miss our Imagine Make It Happen event! When: Thursday 31st […]

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Team Directory

Introducing the Be Your Future ’15 Team!

Published on October 29, 2014 with comments disabled

Introducing this year’s Be Your Future blog team. We are a team of 7 interns currently undertaking our placement year at Microsoft, and are entrusted by the powers that be to deliver you content that provides insights to excite and inspire you to be part of our amazing internship graduate and apprenticeship schemes!    Project Lead – Josh Riches […]

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