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
  • Windows into Microsoft
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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Internships

Intern Insights – Marketing (Public Sector)

Published on January 26, 2015 with no comments

Oliviero Iurcovich Role: Public Sector Sales Excellence Marketing intern Course: University of Surrey, BSc International Business Management Hi! I am Oli, the Public Sector Marketing intern. This mean that on a day to day basis, I manage and organise different marketing activities across the Education, Health, National Security and Government sectors. It is an industry-based […]

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Graduates

Even More Graduate Assessment Centre Advice

Published on December 15, 2014 with no comments

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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Apprentices

What is a Microsoft Apprenticeship scheme?

Published on December 23, 2014 with 1 comment

by Harriet Richardson Apprentice in HR. Apprenticeship Overview The Microsoft apprenticeship scheme is an 18 month program based in Reading. There are two branches that you can apply to, which are the Business stream and the Technical stream. As well as gaining invaluable work experience, you also gain a qualification after 12months being here. For […]

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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

Interns, Apprentices and Graduates at Future Decoded

Published on January 19, 2015 with no comments

In November Microsoft hosted Future Decoded at the Excel in London, bringing together some of the world’s most influential speakers to share their visions of the future of business, education and society. Here’s a link to Stefan’s post about his experience at the event. Many “Microsoftites” supported the effort and the Graduate, Intern and Apprentice communities were […]

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Intern Countdown

Intern Application Deadline Clock

Published on December 30, 2014 with no comments

Applications for our Internship Programme (Starting Summer 2015) close at midnight on January 31st! Intern Deadline Countdown But don’t worry! Be Your Future will be here to guide you through it. Get to grips with what day to day roles are REALLY like with our Role Insight posts from interns across the UK business, perfect […]

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