Microsoft Apprenticeships - Candidates

When you talk about a career in technology, it's easy to forget that this also means an open door to almost any industry you can think of. From TV to Fashion, Games Development to the Premiere League, most businesses these days are underpinned by technology.

That's why over 7500 young people have already been given their first big break in their technology careers by joining Microsoft's Tech Apprentice programme... and you could be next.

Here are just 5 reasons why it can improve your value to any future employer:

  • The best qualifications - Microsoft training and accreditation is amongst the most sought-after IT qualifications in the world - including MCTS, MCSA, MTA and MOS
  • Right start, right now - Start your career in a range of real, in-demand ICT roles with top companies; from Desktop to Database, Helpdesk to Telesales
  • A solid working wage - Beginning at £180 per week, most candidates believe they can earn 38% more as a result of completing a Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship
  • Go as far and fast as you like - All skills catered for; including Higher and Advanced Apprenticeships - even up to degree level
  • Training where you need it - Our network of Microsoft Training Providers has been chosen to deliver award winning programmes all over the UK

To find out how you can apply for an MPN Apprenticeship please visit the training partner below whose specialism and location best matches your needs.

Apprentice of the Year 2016 - Nominations now open

We are currently accepting nominations for 2016's Apprentice of the Year and Modern Apprentice of the Year (Scotland only).

Training partners


QA Apprenticeships, the first Ofsted 'Outstanding' IT apprenticeships business, is a multi-award winning provider of IT, developer, digital marketing and business services apprenticeships. QA's programme has won Apprenticeship Programme of the Year three years running and 94% of QA Apprentices secure permanent jobs at the end of their apprenticeship.



Our programmes and delivery models are tailored to meet individual needs. We are committed to changing and shaping the lives of young people providing them with the best training, qualifications and learning experience possible in order to ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to be the IT specialists of the future.



YouTrain has been delivering IT apprenticeships since they were introduced, mostly in Scotland bit also in recent years in England. We run several versions; including, support, networking, web development, digital marketing and design. Apprentices get the chance to receive off-the-job training and certifications as part of their programme.


IT Skillsman

IT Skillsman offers a remote IT apprenticeship using Microsoft Lync as a virtual classroom and assessment tool. We enable businesses and young people based anywhere in the country to participate in the Microsoft Apprenticeship whilst maximising apprentice productivity ensuring your apprentice spends more time as an active member of the team.



Remit IT Academy offer Apprenticeships in IT Technical Sales, Technical Support, Software Developer and Application Specialist. The latter apprenticeships can be delivered via distance learning in addition to academy attendance which means 1:1 tuition for learners either in work time or outside work hours, thereby minimising employer costs.



Get more from your apprenticeship. Unlike normal programmes, Firebrand apprentices aren't on day release - they're a full-time employee. The programme includes five weeks of intense, residential training throughout the year. Between these training weeks, the employer can focus on giving the apprentice the best work experience possible.


PDS Group

PDS Group, a division of Global Knowledge, is a leading apprenticeship consultancy in the UK. Its expertise includes Human Resources, Learning and Development, IT, Telecommunications, Sales, Service Management and Project Management. Founded in 2005, it has a highly skilled team of specialist consultants who work with large blue chip corporate clients.

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To celebrate 5 years of Microsoft's Partner Apprenticeship programme, some of our former Apprentices discuss how the experience kick-started their careers.