Business (Level 4) Apprenticeship at Microsoft

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Our exciting Apprenticeship is for people aged 16-24 years old and gives you the opportunity to start your career earlier than most. An Apprenticeship is a genuine alternative to university, we offer full training while you work helping you to get ahead in a working environment.
In addition to receiving great experience and guidance from the start, you can also avoid expensive tuition fees and start earning and learning faster than traditional education. Just imagine what you could have achieved at Microsoft in the time it takes you to complete a university degree.
We don’t believe in the traditional notion of “work experience” either. At Microsoft you are given real responsibility from the outset, with an employment contract for the full duration of your Apprenticeship and funded training relevant to your role. When you complete your Apprenticeship, you’ll receive a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification and support to help you continue your career.

Business (Level 4) Apprenticeship

Our Apprenticeship programme has been carefully created to form the bridge between academic and professional life.  Join the Business stream of our Apprenticeship programme and you will have an extensive range of responsibilities and key tasks to undertake. You will be working in an exciting, ever-changing and fast-paced environment as part of a team.
You must have a passion for technology, a curiosity to learn and excellent communication skills. We recruit into a variety of business-related roles, so there’s something for everyone regardless of the subjects you have studied. Put simply, you don’t just have to be a computer scientist to work at Microsoft! 


To join as an Apprentice, on our Higher Apprenticeship Programme, you will need to have obtained 5 GCSEs including Maths and English grades A-C or 9-4 on the new grading system, and a Level 3 qualification such as A-levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, BTEC National or equivalent.  Preferably in one of these or related subjects: Maths, Science or ICT. 

Information about the programme

  • On this 24-month programme you will gain a Level 4 qualification.
  • Please note that the Apprenticeship is for school leavers only and those who are due to graduate this academic year or who have finished university are not eligible
  • For the 2018 intake of our Apprenticeship Programme you must be able to start your in September 2018. The duration of the programme is 24 months.
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £16,500 + sign on bonus

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