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Reading, Berkshire
£16,500 + starting bonus
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced, Higher
Start Date
18-24 months
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All 2022 apprentices to receive a £2500 sign on bonus upon starting an apprenticeship with Microsoft.

In response to the cost of living crisis, Microsoft want to ensure all members of staff are supported financially. Apply today and join an organisation who care about you and your future.


In a Finance role at Microsoft, you'll partner closely with different areas of the business. Driving investments through insights and strategy. You'll learn all about financial processes and concepts. And then use this knowledge to deliver effective solutions to problems that can help grow the business.

You know what Microsoft do, but do you know what they can do for you? An apprenticeship at Microsoft sets you on the path to your future career at an organisation that believes in nurturing talent.

Finance can mean many things at Microsoft. With job opportunities in a range of business areas, meeting different customer needs. By applying to a Finance role, you could get involved in audit, tax, and budgeting, within Microsoft and their UK subsidiaries.


By applying to a Finance role, you could find yourself as a:

- Finance Apprentice

- Finance Analyst


You will work as part of a team to...

- Create Forecasts and Budgets for financial close


- Own balance sheet reconciliations and statutory accounts and filings, including auditor engagement



- Communicate and coordinate financial advice



- Attend weekly audit meetings, preparing answers to any queries



- Analyse data to meet compliance



- Assist in the creation and presentation of quarterly finance data to the business



- Support Senior Financial Controlling to provide answers to audit their clients


To be successful at Microsoft you must…

- Have a growth mindset

- Be adaptable and embrace change

- Love to work in a fast-paced environment

- Be a great communicator

- Have a desire to learn

- Be a team player


To succeed in this role, you must…

- Have strong attention to detail

- Be well organised and able to prioritise

- Have the ability to evaluate and communicate numbers

- Have a passion and drive to deliver great results


You will study for either a Level 3 Data Technician qualification apprenticeship or a Level 4 Finance and Accounting qualification over this 24-month apprenticeship (depending on your job role). You will spend 80% of your time learning on the job, and 20% working towards your apprenticeship. Microsoft want all of their apprentices to achieve their full potential. After your apprenticeship they’ll work with you to find the best next step. That might be a permanent role, or a chance to progress to a degree level apprenticeship. Progression isn’t guaranteed, but Microsoft offers a world of opportunities for high performers.

Microsoft can't achieve their mission to empower everyone on the planet to achieve more unless their employees can do their best work. Their perks, benefits, and everything between are essential to their success. Some small, some large, all necessary. Microsoft offers its apprentices:

- Generous time away

- Discounts on products and services

- Giving programmes

- Access to well-being programmes

- On-site fitness centre at a discounted rate

- Educational resources

- Maternity and paternity leave


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable adjustments due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, you will be given multiple opportunities to notify the GetMyFirstJob team during your application and we will be happy to discuss suitable arrangements with you directly.

Microsoft operate in a Hybrid Working environment. In simple terms, this means your working life can be split between home and your contracted place of work. As an apprentice you and your manager are empowered to find the flexible balance that works for you. Trips to your contracted place of work will be required from time to time.

*PLEASE NOTE: you can only apply to ONE role in the 2022 Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme and we will only consider your first application. If you submit more than one application this could delay our ability to process this. Please ensure you apply to your first choice Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme only*


  • Our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. At Microsoft we believe that by working with people who share our global vision, motivation and passion for technology and innovation, we can have the biggest impact on the world. As an apprentice at Microsoft, you will be part of our mission. To support you throughout your apprenticeship, we will offer full training to grow your skills as well as the opportunity to take part in community events and, of course, a competitive salary.

We don’t believe in the traditional notion of 'work experience' either. At Microsoft you are given real responsibility from the outset, with an employment contract for the duration of your apprenticeship, and funded training that's relevant to your role. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification and support to try to help you continue your career at Microsoft.

Whatever you’re good at, whatever your interests, we hire for both technical and business-related roles, so there’s something for everyone. And we’re sure that, once you’ve experienced such a unique working environment and development within the company, you’ll be ready to create the future you want.

The Microsoft apprentice community is network of apprentices who are focused on giving back while working with Microsoft. This community creates a supportive and inclusive environment for all apprentices to be the best versions of themselves.

Our community collaborates to drive impact within and beyond their community – whatever part of the business they operate in, our apprentices come together to create one Microsoft environment to thrive and succeed in. They activate their growth mindsets to try new ideas and learn from their findings, and provide support and structure for one another.

Our apprentices own the experience and are accountable for the difference they want to make, allowing people to focus their energy and passion both inside and outside of their day jobs towards making a difference.

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