How to Apply For Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program

How to Apply For Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program 2020 For Nigerians

Microsoft is constantly looking for new ways sourcing and developing non-traditional talent and leverage the skills and experiences of individuals from outside the traditional academic paths. They are constantly looking for candidates from Nigeria who are lifetime learners with broad professional experience to join the Leap Program.

If you are individual who demonstrate passion, resilience, and determination then Microsoft Leap apprenticeship program is for you. Through the Leap apprenticeship, Microsoft aims to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.

Thus, Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship was created to introduce more people to work in the tech industry. Right now, Microsoft Leap Apprentice program is one of the most popular apprenticeship programs in Africa. It is a 16-week apprenticeship for those who have a base foundation of technical training.

The Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship training includes classroom time as well as real-world experience through development and project management apprenticeships. The training also covers hands-on engineering projects, working on real teams and real products within our organization such as Azure, Xbox, Bing, and Office365.

Microsoft believes that through Leap apprenticeship, participants becomes change catalysts and change multipliers: participants 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.

Successful candidates will have graduated from a project/program management boot camp or from a coding academy. They will have at least 6 months of professional project management experience or professional software development experience.

Available programs at Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship

To get started, you must choose any of the following Leap Apprenticeship training Program below. You must have basic experience on the program you choose. Moreover, the program you choose will impact the collection of classroom and project experience and will also largely influence your career —whether at Microsoft or elsewhere. The programs below are available for Nigerians.

 

Software Engineering
As a Software Engineer, you’ll work as part of a development team to implement solutions on impactful projects. You’ll learn software engineering fundamentals and a variety of skills to enable you to work across the full stack of Microsoft products.

 

Software Support
Software support professionals help locate, isolate, and troubleshoot some of the most difficult to find bugs, edge-cases, or workarounds. Because of their connection to customers, they are invaluable in helping program managers and UX designers create and deliver solutions.

 

Technical Program Management
As a Technical Program Manager (TPM), you’ll work as part of a development team to implement solutions on impactful projects. You’ll learn software engineering and program management fundamentals to enable you to work across the full stack of Microsoft products.

 

Customer Service Engineering
As a Customer Service Engineer (CSE), you’ll work on a team to build custom solutions for our customers that solve their unique challenges. You’ll learn how to extend or push products into new territory, create new ways of linking information and data, and learn how to solve problems.

 

The benefit of Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program 2020

  • LEAP is a remunerated program that offers competitive compensation. It’s a fixed contract with a pay rate of $40 per hour during the apprenticeship.
  • The benefit of Microsoft Leap apprenticeship cannot be overemphasised as selected candidates play a vital role in advancing engineering processes, accelerating innovation and activating inclusion as a part of Microsoft culture.
  • Another benefit of Microsoft Leap apprenticeship is that selected candidates will have at least 6 months of professional project management experience or professional software development experience.
  • Health insurance is now provided through the contracting company.

 

Note:

  1. Confirm you completed/graduated from your studies more than 6 months prior to your application.
  2. Be prepared to show significant work experience in the pathway of your choice.
  3. You need a LinkedIn profile to apply.
  4. Gather necessary materials
  5. You must have completed the National Youth Corps Service (NYSC). You must also be a citizen of Nigeria to qualify.

Steps to apply:

  • Login with your LinkedIn account
  • Submit your resume, formatted in Markdown, via a GitHub Gist
  • Submit a one-page online application which includes two essays
  • Selected candidates will be invited to interview.
  • The interview process will consist of two 45-minute interviews (either online or in-person).
  • Candidates will be notified of their acceptance status soon after the last interview.

Interview process:

    • Interview questions will focus on the following areas:
      • Technical skills
      • Collaborative skills
      • Problem-solving skills
    • Whiteboard coding is a standard part of technical interviews. Please come prepared.
    • Only the selected number of people will be invited to participate in the Leap program.

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