Be Your Future

Welcome to the official UK Intern and Graduate blog!

Here, we aim to provide you with a real and honest insight into life at Microsoft as a part of the Intern and MACH (Microsoft Academy for College Hires) scheme. From role descriptions to application advice, as well as guest posts from a variety of Microsoft employees from all over the world – there’s a wealth of information available that we hope will help you make the most of your application and decide if this company is the place for you.

Why not start by meeting this year’s team behind the blog? And as ever, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have about the Microsoft Intern and MACH scheme. We look forward to hearing from you!

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UK Intern

Skype Roulette: Meet Microsoft in 5mins.

Published on May 21, 2014 with comments disabled

Job Assessment Centres are a tricky experience. Most, if not all applicants tend to develop nerves beforehand – sometimes, even the best candidates can fall at the last fence down to nerves alone. This year our interns devised a plan to help relax candidates, allowing them to be themselves and show their true worth! Our aim […]

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UK Graduate

MACH Stories – by Alex Cooper

Published on December 4, 2013 with comments disabled

I’ll start off by saying that my MACH experience hasn’t exactly been the most orthodox one. But nonetheless, since starting in September, it has been one of the best rides I’ve been on. The MACH scheme starts off with a month of on-boarding training which is organised and run by the previous years’ MACHs. This […]

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Application & Advice

Assessment Centre Advice – Sales

Published on March 12, 2014 with comments disabled

By this stage of your application, you’re most likely aware of which particular business area (or stream) you’ve applied for at Microsoft. And though our many Assessment Centres tend to follow a largely consistent format, there can sometimes be subtle differences from stream to stream. Therefore, in the interest of giving you guys the most […]

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Global Community

MS Australia Smith Family Intern Team

Published on July 14, 2014 with no comments

Did you know that currently, over 638,000 disadvantaged children in Australia do not have the facilities and support they need to gain an education? We were taken back by this number but also driven by the important work of the Smith Family, to find a way to help. With a focus on education as a […]

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James Croft: Microsoft Student Partner

Published on January 20, 2014 with comments disabled

I’m James Croft. I’m a 4th year student at the University of Hull studying Computer Science with Industrial Experience. I’ve experienced a lot while being at University, and I’ve always wanted to give something back to help out prospective students who are eager to get a degree and move on to greater things (because that’s what we […]

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Calling All Apprentices! Microsoft applications now open…

Published on May 21, 2014 with 1 comment

Applications are still open for our first ever Apprenticeship Programme which starts in September 2014.   Hurry though, applications close on 2nd June, and we don’t want anyone to miss out. Last month we held our Apprentice Insight Event, which turned out to be a great success. We’re looking for school leavers aged 16 years + […]

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