Recruitment process

Whoever you are, whatever you’re studying – you could make it at Microsoft. Our people come from all walks of life, but all have similar qualities.


The route to working at Microsoft for all Apprentice, Graduate and Intern opportunities. Apply here and tell us about yourself and what you can bring to Microsoft.


  • Online test - Take a read through some real business scenarios and tell us how you are likely to respond. To give yourself the best chance of success, you can research the role you are applying for at the Be Your Future blog.
  • Video interview - Record yourself answering some questions from us and, if you’re successful, we’ll follow up with a Skype connection.
  • Assessment centre - You’ll get the opportunity to gain real insight into our culture and values – spending a day on site, meeting our managers and taking part in a variety of assessed activities.


  • .. Congratulations! You’re in!





Come well-rested

You’ll typically meet for up to an hour each with three to six people during the interviews, and it’s important to be alert and mentally prepared.

Do you offer relocation assistance?

The best advice is to apply for jobs as you normally would. If a recruiter contacts you about a job, let the recruiter know about your relocation requirements. If that particular position does not have an international relocation budget available, the recruiter may also be able to assist you in finding similar jobs that do.

Does Microsoft do background checks?

Yes, we perform background checks on all new hires before their start date. A typical background check will verify employment and education and include a criminal record check. For certain positions, we may also perform a credit check.


Ask questions

Thoughtful questions demonstrate your level of understanding, your interest, and your passions, so don’t hold back.

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