Microsoft is a well-known computer software company. A software company created by Paul Allan and Bill Gates, Gates was born in 1955 to Father William (a lawyer) and Mother Mary (a teacher). His first interaction with computers was during the 1960’s. At the age of 14 Bill Gates and his friend, Paul Allan were writing computer programs.
Microsoft Learnerships Available
Some of the programs offered by Microsoft only run for a short 3-months, others may run up to 2-years. Each program has its own duration and benefits for successful candidates. Below is some of the fields you can look at if considering to apply to Microsoft for a learnership. They have many opportunities locally and globally and many of these are open to candidates from around the world.
Fields available may include:
- Human Resources
- Product Development
- Customer Support
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science
Microsoft Learnerships Requirements
The requirements you must have will vary with each learnership field. There are some common requirements as we have listed below. Applicants must adhere to all requirements to be eligible to apply for a learnership offered by Microsoft.
Basic requirements could include:
- Be a South African citizen
- Have a legal ID document
- Have a legal Matric certification
- Have a degree or diploma in the field of your application
- Must be computer educated
- Must be confident in English
- Must have a complete understanding of technology
- Must be goal-orientated and passionate about their work
- Must not have any kind of criminal record
- Must be able to work under pressure
- Must be able to work well in a team
- Must be able to work unsupervised
This company has branches throughout the world and customers, thus, candidates may be required to travel and be willing to do so if asked. Candidates with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
Microsoft Learnerships Application
Microsoft learnerships application online can be done via the Microsoft Website. Candidates can search for available learnerships, internships and graduate opportunities on their Student and Graduate Page or their Careers Page. The open programs will be displayed and candidates can access the application by simply clicking on the ‘Apply’ behind the opportunity.
Only those selected candidates who make the shortlist will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to complete assessments before awarding of learnerships. If you apply and do not hear anything in two months after the closing date of the learnership opportunity, you can assume your application did not make the cut.
Applications submitted late, missing documentation or that are incomplete will not be considered, so, be sure all is correct and up to date before submitting.
Microsoft Learnerships Closing Date
Presently there is no specified closing date for learnerships provided by Microsoft as these open when there is a need within the company. Candidates interested in applying to this company can regularly check on their site for open programs.