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Technical Intern - Edinburgh

£17,000 - Software Development
Ref: 876 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 May 2018
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Technical 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 within Technical Stream

Technical Support & Field Engineering

Provide technical support to a wide range of customers across all of the Microsoft product range. If you are passionate about the cloud and infrastructure, you may even get the chance to work at our Microsoft Technology Centre in Edinburgh.  
Technical Programme Management & Software Development

Work and collaborate with some of the smartest minds in the tech sector, to help us to design, develop and test the next generation of operating systems and applications or to help us create software solutions for our customers.
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 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

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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