1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Partner Marketing Executive Interaction with sales and marketing teams and product group teams internally Interaction with Partners externally Projects: enlisting businesses to become partners, organising partner events like WPC, enlisting education partners to use the education showcase classroom facility, budgeting, demand generation of the modernbiz camapaign aimed at SMBs
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Insights Discovery Leading your teams into accounts QA courses: Communication, Principles of Business, Project management, Present with Impact, Sales and Influencing Skills ICT Functional Skills Working towards my MOS certifications
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Love my job role and the qualification alongside the job role enables me to develop my skills in numerous ways - e.g. personal and professional skills.
The company and the team are all really supportive and there are a variety of opportunities available to you
4. How valued do you feel by Microsoft?
You get appreciation for the work that you do. I recently received an award for supporting others in my team so you can see that your efforts don't go unnoticed
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
First time the programme has been run so a little difficult to fit in your coursework around your job role
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The tutors from the regular training sessions are really supportive and facilitate the learning process. There is a delay in the return of coursework however and this can set you behind schedule
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Lots of support. Everybody is willing to help and answer questions.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Really good salary in relation to what the minimum wage is for apprentices. However if I didn't live at home then I may struggle considering the area that I am located in
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Lots of opportunities available to you. Particularly in driving uptake of future apprentices
9. Would you recommend Microsoft to a friend?
The atmosphere is really exciting, there's lots to get involved in and lots of talented people to learn from.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Microsoft?
Do your research for your interview and ensure that you really know the company - not just the basics. Be passionate about technology Don't be put off if you aren't technical in nature - there are more job opportunities available to you.
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