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Microsoft East & West Africa Women Entrepreneurs Virtual Apprenticeship Programme

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Microsoft East & West Africa Women Entrepreneurs Virtual Apprenticeship Programme

The Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program’s mission is to recruit, develop, and upscale unconventional talent for employability into the technology industry worldwide.

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.

Requirements

  • We’re looking for candidates who are lifetime learners with broad professional experience to join the Leap Program. We seek individuals who demonstrate passion, resilience, and determination. At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s what inspires us, drives our work, and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day.
  • 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.

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Engineer

A data analyst is someone who draws meaningful information from data and data sources using data analysis tools. These results, which are pulled from the raw data, helps their employers or clients make relevant decisions to their businesses by identifying various insights, facts and trends.

Cohort Location:
Lagos, Nigeria

Data Analyst

A data analyst is someone who draws meaningful information from data and data sources using data analysis tools. These results, which are pulled from the raw data, helps their employers or clients make relevant decisions to their businesses by identifying various insights, facts and trends.

Cohort Location:
Lagos, Nigeria

Software Engineer

Software Engineers are all about implementation across the full stack of Microsoft’s products. Whether building the front-end of software, back-end APIs or testing coverage, a software engineering role is all about the code.

Cohort Locations:
Atlanta, Georgia
Lagos, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya
Redmond, WA
Reston, VA
Sunnyvale, CA

Software Support Engineer

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.

Cohort Location:
Lagos, Nigeria

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Transnet Young Professional In Training Programme For Young South Africans.

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Transnet Young Professional In Training Programme For Young South Africans.

The purpose of the Young Professional in Training (YPT) position is to increase the available pool of resources and skills within the ICT Department first focusing mainly on Mobile Champion role. The programme is scheduled to run for 2 years where the YPT will also be exposed to other related ICT activities.

Training Elements

  1. Key Focus Areas:
    The YPT will be provided with the following training and/or exposure:
    • Attend TPL Quarterly Cost Meetings and ICT Cost Management Meetings
    • Prepare/create SAP purchase requisitions for invoices and procurement of items as required by CIO and management of
    the ICT functions, etc.
    • Verify contractor timesheets and hourly rate charged against contract and invoice billed
    • Ensure accuracy and timeous processing of ICT invoices from ICT service providers for payment by Finance
    • Ensure cost baselines are signed off for ICT services
    • Process payment of project costs to appropriate project sanction number
    • Liaise with ICT service providers on outstanding invoices to timeously resolve queries, etc.
    • Liaise with Procurement and Finance Depts. on issues relating to ICT budget and processing of ICT invoices
    • Ensure all invoices on statements for ICT vendors are addressed timeously and approved by responsible ICT
    managers/personnel
    • Investigate invoice queries, prepare and ensure accruals are raised for work completed in that month in reference to the
    Purchase Order issued
    • Cost Management – prepare and capture budget on SAP and monitor departmental Operating and Capital Budgets
    • Track actual postings on each GL against budgeted cash flows and report on any deviations and correct misallocations
    • Review telephone expenses, print costs for departments and address concerns as well as administering and monitoring all
    ICT departmental telephone usage and cost
    • Prepare journal for Business Connexion copy charges against TPL cost centers
    • Monitor and set reminder for the renewal of ICT Software Licenses and follow up with responsible personnel for proper
    documentation for renewals
    • Managing ICT SAP Contracts and set reminder for renewal
    • Extraction of SAP figures and preparation of Opex and Capex Financial reports on a monthly basis
    • Maintain a well-organized and easily referenced filling system for invoices and financial reports
    • Other related ICT activities as assigned from time to time by the line manager/mentor

Formal Training (depending on the interest of the YPT):
• Operating Cost Budget Training
• SAP Controlling-Management Accounting (Cost Centre training)
Additional training will be determined based on requirements

Periodic Feedback:
The YPT’s will each be required to deliver a 6 monthly presentation on tasks and/or projects they were involved in and training during that period. The Young Professional in Training will also provide insight into the experience, knowledge and skills developed as a result of the exposure gained during their time at TPL.

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