Microsoft Apprenticeships

Microsoft's Apprenticeship programme was launched nationally in 2010 to give promising, motivated young people a vital first step in their ICT careers. To date, it has placed over 7,000 Apprentices many of them going on to secure responsible, productive roles in their chosen businesses.

Find out how both businesses and candidates can benefit; whether through paid work-placements with Microsoft Partners and Customers, or access to high-calibre, subsidised talent. And all this backed by a range of recognised training courses, designed for and developed by our partners, complete with full Microsoft certification in some of the most in-demand disciplines.


To date, Microsoft apprenticeships have been provided by over 5000 of our Partners and customers.

Find out 5 reasons why your organisation should be one of them

"The only way we can fix those shortages in the tech sector as a whole is if we start investing in skills through Apprenticeships."
Anthony Impey, Managing Director, Optimity

"The key driver for it was diversity. Every workforce needs a diverse skill set and experience, so it's a no brainer for us that Apprenticeships should be included in that."
Michael Draisey, Development Team Leader, Brightstarr

"The impact of the apprenticeships scheme has been huge for us...We put our IT apprentices on the front line and they just got stuck in - they're so tech savvy."
Pauline Brown, Business Relationship Manager, IT Services, University of St Andrews

"It's been absolutely fantastic...We've probably saved around £10,000 in recruitment costs and we've increased our turnover by around £300,000."
Andy Topps, Sales Director, Vital Technology Group


Over the last 5 years, around 7,000 young people have taken part in our programme.

Find out what an apprenticeship backed by Microsoft could mean for your career

"It's the best thing I've ever done - it's just helped me so much as a person. I'd now like to be helping more women get into IT."
Kimberley Bolton - Junior IT Support Consultant - Pythagoras

"It's allowed me to move into a fulltime role with the University - which is a bit ironic given I didn't see myself at University, let alone working at one."
Sam Foster, Service Desk Analyst - University of St Andrews

"It was an incredibly rewarding experience - both jump-starting my career and developing my interpersonal skills as well."
Tom Davis, Support Consultant, Altius

"I would definitely recommend the Microsoft Apprenticeship programme - It really is a limitless opportunity."
Joshua Uwadiae - IT Manager - eCourier UK Ltd