Since graduating, Amy has worked with some of Microsoft’s most strategic central government accounts on their digital transformation journeys, aligning technology to policy decisions, and improving services and outcomes for UK citizens.

In her most recent role as UK Education Client Director; she leads a team of technology and industry specialists to deliver services for the Department for Education and a number of their most senior education customers across the sector. Amy is already drawing on her own career experiences to support the development the company’s newest graduates and interns and has created opportunities to share best practice and successes with teams across the globe.

Amy says: “I owe a huge amount of my success to the placement program on offer at Bournemouth University. The ability to put into practice what you learn in the classroom is invaluable and the connections I’d made during this time were fundamental to securing the opportunities I have had.”


Name: Amy Gardener
Age: 27
Job role: Client Director
Organisation: Microsoft
Course studied: BSc (Hons) Business Studies with Law
Graduated: 2019

What their colleagues say

Amy is a leader who inspires others with her vision, passion and enthusiasm. Her work with some of our largest education customers globally is leading the way for how Microsoft is driving real impact supporting students, educators and school administrative staff through the adoption of technology.

"Amy has a genuine passion for supporting those early in their careers, sharing her experiences to coach and mentor our newest graduates and interns to achieve the best results they can. Most recently Amy has helped to deliver career advisory boards to supplement their development and progression at Microsoft; a program that is a staple part of a graduate’s journey."

Mark Balcon – Education CTO, Microsoft