Business Insights Analyst

05 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Description of Opportunity

You will be responsible for finding answers from a variety of data sources, including industry reports, databases and directly speaking with players, and conveying these findings back to different teams.

You know what Microsoft do, but do you know what they can do for you? An apprenticeship at Microsoft sets you on the path to your future career at an organisation that believes in nurturing talent.

As a global organisation, Microsoft have many different customer types to provide their many services to – they call these 'Business areas'. In your role you will be located within the RARE business area. Rare is a one-of-a-kind video game studio that creates the kind of games the world doesn't already have. Games that are uniquely Rare.

You will work as part of a team to...


  • Learn and use programming languages such as Python and SQL to access and analyse data
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations to show insights taken from data and user research
  • Create visualisations using tools such as PowerBI to help convey information and support your colleagues with understanding the findings
  • Support different members of the team on their tasks, including developing an understanding of user research and data science
  • Be on hand to support live service teams with insights/information relating to the users in-game experience



To be successful at Microsoft you must…

  • Have a growth mindset
  • Be adaptable and embrace change
  • Love to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be a great communicator
  • Have a desire to learn
  • Be a team player



To be successful in this role you need….


  • The ability to understand complex data and draw conclusions
  • To be able to adapt their communication to a range of different stakeholders
  • The ability to support others to make a decision
  • To have an interest in programming
  • A desire and passion for making action through work
  • To be able to consider multiple viewpoints when making recommendations


You will study for a L4 Data Analyst qualification over this 24 month apprenticeship. You will spend 80% of your time learning on the job, and 20% working towards your apprenticeship. If you are successful on this programme, you may have the opportunity to go on with Microsoft to study at a higher level within your team, for example a Degree Apprenticeship.

Microsoft can't achieve their mission to empower everyone on the planet to achieve more unless their employees can do their best work. Their perks, benefits, and everything between are essential to their success. Some small, some large, all necessary. Microsoft offers its apprentices:

  • Generous time away
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Giving programmes
  • Access to wellbeing programmes
  • On-site fitness centre at a discounted rate at Thames Valley
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable adjustments due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, you will be given multiple opportunities to notify the GetMyFirstJob team during your application and we will be happy to discuss suitable arrangements with you directly.

Microsoft operate in a Hybrid Working environment. In simple terms, this means your working life can be split between home and your contracted place of work. As an apprentice you and your manager are empowered to find the flexible balance that works for you. Trips to your contracted place of work will be required from time to time.

*PLEASE NOTE: you can only apply to ONE role in the 2022 Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme and we will only consider your first application. If you submit more than one application this could delay our ability to process this. Please ensure you apply to your first choice Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme only*


For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on 02393876405 (Ref ID: 179250)

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