HR Apprentice at Microsoft

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Reading
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
23rd April 2015

Review Score

9.4/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

I work as part of the University Staffing team as an apprentice. I support the team in all aspects, including talent acquisition, on-boarding and induction.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

Definitely. I have learnt invaluable skills through being here.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I really enjoy the whole aspect of the program whether it be the role or the external projects.

4. How valued do you feel by Microsoft?

9/10

I feel very valued by Microsoft. They really make you feel wanted

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

It is well structured, with the right balance between training, job role and extra projects.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

8/10

We receive good support from our training provider.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

I receive really good support from my employer. They are all super supportive and make us all feel welcome

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

10/10

It pays for everything I need it to, plus a little extra to spend!

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

Yes - we have lots of opportunities to get involved in extra activities, such as charity events, sports teams or stretch projects.

9a. Would you recommend Microsoft to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

They just make you feel welcome and will help you if you need it

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Microsoft? *

Be yourself in the interview, personality is key. Try to do extracurricular activities, to give you something to talk about in an interview. The more unusual, the better!

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