Software Support Engineer Apprenticeship Scholarship by Microsoft

Applications are now open for the Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program 2021 for Young Africans to take up short-term positions in various locations. See below for more info.

 Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program is a global apprenticeship program designed to accelerate job-readiness for careers in technology.#

At Microsoft, we know there are many pathways into the technology industry and into our organization. We’re constantly looking for new ways to create unconventional entry points for talent and leverage the skills and experiences of talent from outside the traditional academic paths.

In 2015, we launched the Leap Program to introduce more people to work in the tech industry. The program offers an immersive 16-week apprenticeship for those who have a base foundation of technical training. This apprenticeship program combines in-classroom learning with hands-on engineering projects, working on real teams and real products within our organization such as Azure, Xbox, Bing, and Office365.

Leap participants are change catalysts and change multipliers: they bring a diverse set of personal experiences and cognitive abilities to their work as well as to their colleagues and communities at Microsoft. They play a vital role in advancing engineering processes, accelerating innovation and activating inclusion as a part of Microsoft culture.

Whether it’s a stay-at-home parent interested in re-entering the workforce or someone who is ready for a ‘second act,’ the stories from current and former participants are truly inspiring. Not only is Leap launching new cohorts across the country and the globe, but it’s also re-launching the lives of countless individuals looking to make an impact.

Microsoft Software Support Engineer Apprenticeship

Application DeadlineNot Specified
Country to studyNigeria
GenderMen and Women

Benefits of Microsoft Software Support Engineer Apprenticeship

Software Support Engineers work as part of a team to help locate, isolate, and troubleshoot to find bugs, edge-cases, and workarounds. This requires learning how to connect to customers to help program managers and UX designers create and deliver solutions.

Requirements for Microsoft Software Support Engineer Apprenticeship

  1. Bachelor’s degree or HND Degree of any discipline. Computer Science is an advantage
  2. At least 6+ months of professional technical experience after boot camp or degree completion
  3. Must have completed National Youth Service Corps obligation
  4. Excellent customer service skills
  5. Ability to communicate and interact effectively, in a professional manner with technical & non-technical staff (both verbal & written)
  6. Prior professional work experience (tech or non-tech industry)
  7. Passion for technology and learning
  8. Adaptability to work independently and as part of a team, bringing in experts when needed
  9. Excellent collaboration, organizational and time management skills.
  10. Knowledge of Microsoft Solutions such as Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, and M365 is an advantage
  11. Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Microsoft on to apply
  1. Check the minimum requirements
    1. Current authorization to work in the United States or residency in the country location of your cohort before the start of your cohort
    2. Active top secret security clearance – Reston, VA positions ONLY
    3. Work experience
    4. LinkedIn profile
    5. Choose your pathway
    6. Ensure availability during the entire scheduled cohort of your pathway
    7. Gather necessary materials
  2. Steps to apply
    1. Submit your resume, formatted in Markdown, via a GitHub Gist
    2. Submit the online application which includes two essays

For more details, visit Microsoft website

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