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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Intern Insights – PR & Internal Communications

Published on December 19, 2014 with no comments

Zain Luke Ali Role: Internal Communications Manager – Microsoft UK Services University & Course: Coventry University / Journalism & Media Role Overview Hi, I’m Zain and as well as being one of the Content Leads for Be Your Future, I am also the Internal Communications Manager for the Microsoft UK Services business. Among other things, […]

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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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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

Gaming Art Portfolio Tips and Tricks

Published on December 12, 2014 with no comments

by Caitlin Goodale Role: Graphic Designer – Lift London University Course: Computer Arts BA at – Abertay University As a creative intern at Microsoft, you probably have one of the coolest jobs going. Whether you’re applying for the Art, Animation, Game Design or UX and Visual Design role, you will probably be asked to submit […]

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Microsoft Culture

Dan’s Diary – Transfer Deadline Day

Published on December 19, 2014 with no comments

by Dan Oates Role: Intern in Windows Consumer Marketing University: Business Management – University of Birmingham Working in the Windows team, one of our major campaigns for the holiday period was focussed around Value PC’s and our hero device, the HP Stream. We marketed the HP Stream as a great PC, but at an even […]

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The 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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