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 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
  • Windows into Microsoft

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Intern Insights – Finance

Published on November 21, 2014 with no comments

Toby Sakata EMEA Finance Analyst – Xbox University of Kent – BSc Economics Job Role My name is Toby and I am the Finance Analyst intern for XBOX. My job role is pretty well defined by my title… I analyse financial data. Believe me though, this is NOT as boring as it may sound. The […]

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Graduate Insights – Project Management & Business Consulting

Published on November 3, 2014 with no comments

Chester Steven Role: Technical Account Manager The University of Manchester – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Why I love being a Microsoft Graduate Being a graduate at Microsoft has been a whirlwind of opportunity, experience, emotions and progression. From the offset you are encompassed into a challenging and fast paced role and supported in a […]

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Harriet Richardson – Apprentice in HR

Published on November 4, 2014 with no comments

Role: HR Apprentice – University Staffing Team Hi, my name’s Harriet and I’m an apprentice in Human resources at Microsoft. I’ve been here 5 weeks now and I have loved every minute of it! About the Apprenticeship Scheme The apprenticeship scheme is an 18 month placement at Microsoft and within this time you will obtain […]

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Application & Advice

From Intern Application to Assessment Centre – My Experience

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Josh Riches Program Manager – MSN (Project Management & Business Consulting) University of Surrey – International Business Management Hey guys, I’m Josh and I’m an Intern Program Manager for MSN, I’m also the Project Lead for the BYF blog, so keep reading guys and you’re making me look good! My role sits within the Project […]

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Microsoft Culture

Future Decoded – UK AGM

Published on November 21, 2014 with no comments

The Revolution will be Televised/Tweeted/Insta’d Stefan Schmidt – Multinational Adsol University of Lancaster – Marketing   Last Monday (10.11.14) the intern community was lucky enough to attend our first major conference, ‘Future Decoded’. One would imagine the standard conference experience to be of a cold corporate nature, un-engaging and square. Much to my surprise this was […]

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Your Be Your Future Team

Introducing the Be Your Future ’15 Team!

Published on October 29, 2014 with no comments

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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