Microsoft Apprenticeship

Alumna talks to pupils about Microsoft apprenticeship in software engineering

Abigail Sweeney (Howe, 2014) recently visited Year 13 pupils in Nelson to talk about her apprenticeship journey with Microsoft.

Abigail joined Microsoft's Software Engineering Department at the age of 18 as an apprentice. The company's apprenticeship programme was launched nationally in 2010, to give promising, motivated young people a vital first step in their ICT careers. To date, it has placed over 7,000 apprentices.

At the age of 22, Abigail is now based in San Francisco as a software engineer responsible for the NFL (National Football League). Her role takes her all over the US and even back to the UK on occasion when Wembley Stadium hosts NFL games.