Meet The Team

BeYourFuture is a blog for students run by Microsoft Interns and Apprentices’. BeYourFuture will help equip you with the knowledge you need to submit the best possible application to our programmes.

Ewan Harry Thomas
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Project Lead

Job Role:

Service Delivery Manager/TAM

What does your role entail?

Trusted advisor for Microsoft's customers, providing technology and service offerings to benefit their business

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Friendly, Ambitious, Pragmatic

What else could you tell us about yourself?

Represented my country playing hockey

Jake Gardner
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Video Delivery Lead

Job Role:

Developer Tools Sales Specialist for Visual Studio

What does your role entail?

Essentially my aim is to ensure our customers are using our software tools efficiently through events, site visits and skype meetings – this all helps with maintaining revenue streams and upgrading license agreements.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Organised, Complicated and Fun.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

I’m a cat kind of man.


Millie Stevinson
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Outreach Video Delivery Lead

Job Role:

Education Marketing intern

What does your role entail?

My job role falls under Public Sector, and changes on a daily basis, meaning no day is the same. The main three areas I focus on are events management, project management and the creation of assets.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Outgoing, Adventurous and Spontaneous.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

Between my parents, I own 6 cats. 

Nicole Ryle
Apprentice

BeYourFuture Role:

UK Content Lead

Job Role:

Business Program Manager Apprentice

What does your role entail?

I sit in the Business Management Team in Services and we manage all kinds of reporting.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Helpful, Hardworking and Competitive.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

When I was younger I could play the piano!


Victoria Poku
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Internal & Outreach Promotions Lead

Job Role:

Service Centre Technical Account Manager (TAM)/ Business Analyst Intern

What does your role entail?

I support the TAMs by completing tasks on their behalf and assist TAMs in achieving their most strategic goals. I am part of a team that is constantly developing and innovating new services for our internal customers, to create better efficiencies internally.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Resilient, Passionate and Consistent. 

What else could you tell us about yourself?

I love to dance and have been trained in tap, ballet, modern and street. 

Joe Hardie
Apprentice

BeYourFuture Role:

Tech Lead

Job Role:

Support Engineer Apprentice

What does your role entail?

I provide technical support on Microsoft Identity Manager/Forefont Identity Manager to customers. This will include fixing problems they have with the product and advising them on the best ways to use the product.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Ambitious, Creative and Curious.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

I have seen all 7 Wonders of the World.


Amelie Malfait
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Global Content Liaison Lead

Job Role:

Associate Program Manager

What does your role entail?

I assist in projects and ensure that program managers achieve strategic goals.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Open-minded, Hard-working and Passionate.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

When I was younger I spoke fluent German.

Viktoriya Ulasavets
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Team Support

Job Role:

Account Coordinator, Microsoft Search Advertising

What does your role entail?

My role entails liaising closely with Account Directors and Account Managers on day-day tasks which include analysing search data for top spending direct clients and agencies’ accounts, creating competitive analysis reports to provide insights and competitor benchmarking across key KPIs and working collaboratively with Account Managers in Bing Ads teams and Account Managers at the agencies' teams to create new tactics for better performance of the accounts.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Vivacious, Hard-working and Ambitious.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

I have an obsession with turtles. I always bring souvenirs of turtles or teddy turtles from different countries, cities or just shops and have a huge collection now.


Grace Stevens
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

External & Outreach Promotions Lead

Job Role:

Consumer and engagement Intern

What does your role entail?

I do CRM and social media marketing for the Xbox Department. 

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Positive, Confident and Friendly.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

I didn’t eat chocolate for five years!

Rachel Wiles
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

Video Delivery Lead

Job Role:

Account Coordinator

What does your role entail?

I work with Bing to analyse search data, and optimise advertisers position within the search engine. This role involves direct communication and sales with Bing’s top spending clients, as well as data handling skills.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Ambitious, Loyal and Attentive.

What else could you tell us about yourself?

I kept a pet fish at university, which I hid from my landlord whenever they visited.


Gianluca Ventisei
Intern

BeYourFuture Role:

UK Content Lead

Job Role:

Public Sector Marketing Intern

What does your role entail?

I support all of the marketing operations in public sector, this includes work in education, public safety and national security, local and regional government and healthcare.

Could you describe yourself in three words?

Passionate, Determined and Reliable

What else could you tell us about yourself?

My surname literally translates to the number 26 so I have a suspicion that it means something somehow

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