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5 tips for new starters: learnings from my own journey 

As a Surface Specialist Intern at Microsoft my role manages the front-line commercial and technical aspects of sales opportunities. Whilst it sounds cliché, no two days are the same. It’s all about thinking on your feet and taking advantage of all the opportunities available to you. Here’s my top pieces of advice for new starters...Read more

Secrets and skills: Behind the scenes with Microsoft UK graduates 

It’s no secret that the UK has a skills shortage – with IT companies particularly hard-hit; 68% of IT teams report that they face a shortage of necessary skills. As we look to create the next era of digital leaders across the country, companies are focused on how to bridge the gap between the skills...Read more

Creating social impact at Microsoft 

Find out how Tech Pathways ensures no one is left as the world embarks on a digital journey, and how they encourage young adults to consider a tech career....Read more

Microsoft Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships: My Story 

A blog by Tom Light, focusing on apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships at Microsoft and his experience in Microsoft’s Early in Career community. I owe a lot to the Microsoft apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships programme. Driving past the Microsoft sign and into the Reading campus on a Monday morning in September 2017, I felt an overwhelming...Read more

A day in the life of a Technical Account Manager 

Name: Umang Vadher University: University of Exeter Role: Technical Account Manager (TAM) intern in Financial Services and Insurance As a Technical Account Manager (TAM), I serve as the first point of contact between Microsoft and Premier customers—those that have a technology support contract with Microsoft Services. My main responsibility is to establish a connection with...Read more

A day in the life of a Cloud Solution Architect 

Name: Holly Manley University: Aston University – Biomedical Engineering Role: Cloud Solution Architect Intern Description of Role: I sit within the Customer Success Unit which is part of post-sales. We get involved with customers after they have been sold a product. We only deal with a hand-picked group of high potential customers who will benefit...Read more