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Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program 2022

Application Deadline:  September 15, 2021

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

In 2015, Microsoft 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.

Whether it’s a stay-at-home parent interested in re-entering the workforce or someone who is ready for a ‘second act,’ the stories from current and former participants are truly inspiring. Not only is Leap launching new cohorts across the country and the globe, but it’s also re-launching the lives of countless individuals looking to make an impact.


Microsoft is looking for candidates who are lifetime learners with broad professional experience to join the Leap Program. Microsoft 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.

Upcoming Cohort Information

  • Application window dates: September 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM UTC – September 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM UTC (UTC Converter)
  • Cohort dates: February 22, 2022 – June 10, 2022
  • Online only – classroom online and apprenticeship online
  • The 16-week apprenticeship is 100% virtual, if an offer of Microsoft employment is made during or after the apprenticeship, be prepared to relocate as stated in official Microsoft offer letter.

Atlanta, Georgia

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Redmond, Washington

Sunnyvale, California

Official Website: Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program



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