[Register Your Interest] - Customer Facing Technology Placement (2022 intake)

by Microsoft

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£20000 + £500 sign-on bonus
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Business Management, Computer and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology
South East

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Customer Facing Technology Internship - 2022 Intake

You must be in your penultimate year of study and eligible to undertake a 12 month placement starting in July 2022.

Are you ready to join us and create the future? Come as you are, do what you love—start your journey with us today!

Applications to this stream are considered for all available roles, which may include the ones described below:

Technical Specialist

Technology Specialists (TSs) drive the technical motions within sales driving specific solution area revenue and market share. Based on the tremendous opportunity of digital transformation across every individual and organization, we focus our broad portfolio of assets and go-to-market efforts across four key solution areas: Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Apps & Infrastructure, and Data & AI.

Partner Technology Strategist

As a Partner Technical Architect (PTA) you work with partners to build an ecosystem of solutions. The PTA is a hands-on, highly technical role, accountable for working with Microsoft’s partners to help architect and develop complex end-to-end solutions.

Cloud Solution Architect

The purpose of the Customer Success Unit is to guide our customers to better deploy, adopt, and gain long-term business value from their investment in Microsoft. In turn, their successes will ensure we grow our Azure consumption. Ultimately, when customers are successful, we are successful. Cloud Solution Architects (CSA) drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft in-field strategic accounts segment of our business. This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship between a customer and Microsoft Azure Applications Development Platform.

Customer Engineer

Customer Engineers (CE) deliver unique value by supporting cross-industry customers (Enterprise, Government, Education, etc.) as technical advisors, and drive customer productivity through increased consumption of Microsoft technologies.

About the Internship Programme

When you do an internship with us 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.

Based in Reading you’ll have an unforgettable year working in any number of roles and areas. From business operations to sales, consulting and technical roles, no matter what you are studying there is a place for you at Microsoft.


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

Some of the highlights of your experience will include:

  • 2 week induction
  • Manager one-to-ones
  • Quarterly development meetings
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Exams
  • Organised Intern community events
  • Access to the Microsoft Learning Centre
  • Fast track to our graduate opportunities (depending on performance)

What you will get? 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 £20,000 + a sign on bonus 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.

Visit our Careers FAQ Page to learn more about the interview process and answers to commonly asked questions.

About Microsoft

At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passion, and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but to experience our culture full of diverse community connection, executive engagement, and memorable events.

Imagine yourself as a Microsoft intern. Join Microsoft today and help us innovate and shape the business of tomorrow.

We’re a company of learn-it-alls rather than know-it-alls and our culture is centered around embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Does this sound like you? Learn more about our cultural attributes.

How to apply

Please ensure you attach a full up to date CV with your application to be considered.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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