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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...

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Building the inclusive workplace we imagine, together 

Today marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day. It’s a day when we get to celebrate the progress our customers and partners have made to create more inclusive workplaces. It’s also a good time to look ahead at what more we can do as a community to empower everyone in the workplace. We celebrate because our customers are...

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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...

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Using colour and space to inspire creativity and drive productivity 

Colour isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you think of ways to encourage creativity and productivity in the workplace. But why shouldn’t it be? Colour has long been associated with emotions. Colour psychology, for example, is leveraged in marketing to sell products and make brands stand out. When G.F Smith and long term design...

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Microsoft: working towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce 

Birmingham’s recent HR Directors (HRD) Summit 2019 featured an intriguing diversity & inclusion (D&I) CoLab run by Microsoft’s Julie Lock, Head of Customer Acquisition Marketing, and Kerri Hollis, Modern Communications Product Manager. The CoLab was entitled Engaging and Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce. It aimed to stimulate collaborative thought and debate among the attendees...

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How to improve workplace stress 

With stress, anxiety, and depression accounting for 15.4 million lost days of work, it’s never been more important for organisations to have an open and communicative culture, where employees are empowered to support each other, and speak out when they need help. As we kick off Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to share our thoughts...

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