Ireland Graduate and Intern Programs

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Application Process

Which program is right for me?
  • Apply to our internship program if: You are a student who will return to university after your internship or need to complete an internship to graduate. Our internships commence at various times during 2014 and 2015.

  • Apply to our graduate program if: You  are a student who completes their studies in 2015 or you have completed your degree within 12 months of your summer 2015 start date.  Our graduate positions are full-time permanent positions.

Internship positions
Business internships - learn more and apply for Business internships
Technical internships - learn more and apply for Technical internships

Graduate positions

Business roles:
Operations Program Manager - application process closed
Account Manager - learn more and apply for Account Manager positions
Monetization Analyst - learn more and apply for Monetization Analyst positions
Partner Account Manager (sales) - application process closed

Technical roles:
Technical Support Engineer - application process closed
Software Engineer - learn more and apply for Software Engineer positions

MBA positions
Operations Program Manager - application process closed
Business Excellence Manager - learn more and apply for Business Excellence Manager positions
Marketing Manager - learn more and apply for Marketing Manager positions

Hints and Tips
Below you will find an outline of our candidate selection process as well as some hints and tips on recruitment in Microsoft.

Online Application Form
Ensure that you include all details and fill in all sections, so that we have all the information we need. Please be sure to fill in as many fields as possible, as the data is critical for our recruitment process.

Online assessment (Business Positions)
You may not have been asked to fill out a questionnaire such as this in the past. The questions are designed to let us know more than what is on your CV, so think about your examples carefully.

Online coding Tests (Technical Positions)
If you are applying for one of our technical programs you will be asked to write code as part of the evaluation process, as that is a key competency for our technical positions. Be sure to read the question carefully, write the best code you can, test it, and implement the most elegant solution you can. More code does not necessarily mean “good code”. Also, the test will be timed, so plan your approach in advance so you don’t leave key steps out of your process.

Assessment Centers (Business “MACH” Positions)
An assessment center involves coming on-site with other candidates and taking part in a number of exercises throughout the day. It will give you the opportunity to see what Microsoft is like and to meet some of the managers. The exercises will rate you against core competencies that we feel are important for any Microsoft employee. The exercises include a group exercise, role play, a paired task and finally a competency based interview.

Interviews at Microsoft give you the opportunity to find out more about our company, including the various groups and the specific roles on offer. It also gives us the opportunity to get to know more about you. Use this time to ask any questions you have and make sure that you have all the information you need about the roles on offer, our programs etc.

For technical interviews we’ll ask you technical questions which you should answer using a whiteboard. Don’t let this put you off. It’s a way of illustrating your answers and your thinking behind them.

For business roles, competency-based interviews is about showing us that you possess certain skills that we deem important for our roles. It involves your experiences and how you deal with certain situations. Think of examples in advance to make it easier for you to discuss, even if you’re nervous. Examples can come from your college experience, but also from work experience, hobbies, and interests. They could include working on a project, working within a team, or dealing with difficult situations.

All of us are nervous when we attend any assessment center/interview. Our interviewers will try to put you at ease. We are not here to catch you out; we simply want to find out more information about you. Try to remember this to calm your nerves so that we can get a true picture of who you are.

There is a lot of information online about Microsoft. Prepare in advance so that you find out information about the company and what we do here in Ireland. Have examples of your own experiences fresh in your mind and brush up on your general technical skills if you are interviewing for a technical position.