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Business Operations Intern - Edinburgh

£17,000 - Business Systems
Ref: 875 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 May 2018
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Business Operations Intern, 12 months, Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Start date: July 2018
Assessment Centres at our Edinburgh office
Who we are

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Achieving that mission begins and ends with people. Our people and the people we provide products and services to whether they’re organisations or individuals.

Intern programme

Our 12-month internship programme covers a range of job roles, and is designed for penultimate year university students studying any degree discipline. You will come into a real job role and belong to an established team, receive   a   full induction as well as on the  job  coaching, mentoring and personal   development.  Part of your internship you will be able to experience  a  full  programme    of    intern    community   events  and  stretch  projects,  as  well  as   have  the  opportunity  to  sit  Microsoft  Specialist Exams should you wish to.
About the roles

Business Operations 
Want to put your business degree to the test? Join us in a Business Operations role and develop an extensive range of skills including process improvement, business change management and customer and partner research. 
If you’ve got a head for numbers and enjoy making sense of seemingly complicated data, this is the role for you. As a Data Analyst, you’ll help us understand and develop strategy from data across every area of our business.
Stretch projects
On top of your  day-to-day  role,  you also  have  the  chance  to  get  involved  in a variety of stretch projects. Stretch projects are in addition to your job role and unique to the intern programme. They include teams  that  evangelise  about   our   exciting   technology   to   external     audiences,     support     on     impactful   citizenship   projects,   help   with  diversity  events  and  fundraising  activities and work on business impact projects with senior leaders. There are also  opportunities  to  manage  blogs, design  apps  and  undertake  internal  projects, so there’s an opportunity for everyone
We’ll help you make the most of your talents with training that looks something like this:
-70% learning on the job
-20% learning from your manager, peers and mentor
-10% learning through structured courses and role-specific training
Rewards & benefits
Alongside the long-term career benefits, the Intern programme comes with some great advantages from day one. You’ll earn a competitive salary of £17,000 and be given 25 days’ holiday during your year with us, three days a year to volunteer for a cause of your choice, product discounts, subsidised cafes and restaurants, free drinks, gym membership (HQ), wellbeing centres and free legal advice and emotional support.


o  You must be enrolled on an undergraduate degree that allows you to complete 12-months placement starting in July
o   Well developed communication, presentation as well as analytical and problem-solving skills
o   Negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
o   Passion for technology
o   Fluency in English  
o   Full work authorization is required

Find out more:

To get an insight into what it’s really like to be an intern at Microsoft visit our Intern and Graduate blog

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