Simon Lambert – Chief Learning Officer, Microsoft UK
"We are delighted that QA is joining Microsoft’s Get On campaign. As one of our UK Cloud Solutions Partners, QA brings to bear their long-standing pedigree in training, re-skilling and certifying thousands of Microsoft IT Professionals, developers and apprentices."
New Tech Talent: Microsoft apprenticeships
People in or leaving education who will be new to work, eg school students
New Tech Talent: QA Talent's tech specialists
People leaving education who will be new to work, eg uni students
Upskiller Talent: Digital Skills Bootcamps
People looking to switch jobs and and improve their skills and long-term career prospects
QA’s fully funded Microsoft apprenticeships
Gain competitive tech talent to power digital transformation
At QA we launched our fully funded Microsoft apprenticeships – or digital workplace learning programmes – in support of the Microsoft Get On campaign which aims to help solve the UK’s digital skills gap by transforming and creating 1.5m digital careers by 2025.
These powerful apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships build technical talent in areas including data analytics, cloud computing and IT – embedding Microsoft content and qualifications to develop in-demand skill sets to drive your organisation forward.
Our new programmes develop talent who can harness the power of Microsoft technologies such as Excel, Power Platform and Azure. Fully funded through your apprenticeship levy, we recruit, upskill and reskill people at all levels, from essential digital front-line roles to senior digital business leadership. If you are a non-levy payer, you could be eligible to use Microsoft’s and QA’s levy transfer scheme to fully fund your apprenticeship training.
Learn how our Microsoft-enhanced apprenticeships can transform your teams’ digital capabilities.
Find the right Microsoft apprenticeship programme to transform your talent:
QA’s Level 3 and 4 Microsoft-enhanced apprenticeship programmes are powered with the latest data and cloud mastery. These programmes have been designed to evolve your team into champion problem solvers, and to train your workforce in collating data efficiently to produce valuable business insights.
Our programmes have been curated to support individuals in starting their career in roles such as desktop support engineers, infrastructure technicians, junior data consultants, customer experience managers, digital marketing analysts and more.
If you use Microsoft technology and are passionate about supporting your business to empower and upskill your talent, then contact us today.
Teach the Nation Microsoft Digital
The Teach the Nation Microsoft Digital workshops are a series of free, one-day interactive workshops specifically designed to help everyone to develop the essential skills needed within the technology world – from programming and cloud technologies to DevOps and data management. The workshops are delivered virtually by our industry experts in a way that is easy to understand, regardless of background and level of experience.
What's more, you'll get a Teach the Nation Microsoft Digital Certificate of Achievement as well as a social media badge after you complete the workshop to show off your newly acquired skills.
Upskiller talent: Digital Skills Bootcamps
Digital Skills Bootcamps are a Government-funded Department for Education initiative to upskill and reskill thousands of people across the country into the most in-demand tech skills that employers say are the hardest to find.
In strategic partnership with Microsoft, QA is delivering four bootcamp programmes: cyber, software engineering, DevOps and data engineering.
Individuals with the attitude and aptitude to succeed will be provided with the hardest-to- find tech skills that will help organisations access and onboard great talent without any recruitment costs. QA will ensure that learners also have the workplace skills enabling them to contribute to teams just like yours from day one.
We have a number of start dates available from May all the way through to August. For more information on specific start dates, get in touch with our team.
QA is Microsoft’s largest Learning Partner in the UK and second biggest globally.
QA trains over 15,000 Microsoft IT professionals and developers per year – including 5,000+ people on Azure technology.
Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (formerly known as Microsoft Partner Network) has evolved for all commercial partners.
Qualification for Solutions partner designations
Eligibility for Solutions partner designations is based on the partner capability score achieved by your organization. A partner capability score is a composite score that quantifies performance three categories:
- Customer success
This score is calculated through measurements based on information that is already captured in Partner Center. For more information on this please download ‘Microsoft Cloud Partner Program walking Deck’
We are here to support with your skilling requirements so please download the ‘QA Partner Programme Skills Plan’ for more details.
In this walking deck, Microsoft have outlined everything you need to know about the new Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. It's focused on simplifying the programs, delivering greater customer value, investing in Partner's growth in new ways, and recognizing how Microsoft Partners deliver customer value.
QA Partner Programme Skills Plan
The category for 'Skills' in the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program verifies and demonstrates your dedication to skilling and training by intermediate and advanced certifications. For further details on training courses and certifications please download this QA Partner Programme Skills Plan.