Proud parents learn more about Amazon through the satisfying experience of seeing their children at work

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Amazon hosts successful Bring Your Parents to Work day

Amazon hosts successful 'Bring Your Parents to Work' day

 October 03, 2018

Top employer Amazon held a 'Bring Your Parents to Work Day' to enable parents of employees to take a look at what their children do at work, and to learn more about the products and services that Amazon has to offer.

Bring your parents to work day - a huge success

Proud parents of Amazonians visited the London head office in Shoreditch for a fabulous ‘Bring Your Parents to Work Day’.

Putting a twist on the usual ‘bring your children to work day’, the event was developed in response to research from LinkedIn that shows a lack of understanding among older generations about jobs in the technology industry.

The event aimed to educate parents about Amazon and the products and services their children work on, while giving parents a glimpse into the wider working life of their children.

Parents getting hands-on

Hundreds of parents and grandparents travelled from all over the UK, and some from even further afield, to visit Amazon's office in Shoreditch in East London. Employees spent the day with their parents, taking them on tours of the building, explaining their roles and showcasing their work.

Parents had the opportunity to take part in a range of workshops, looking at everything from Amazon Robotics to Fashion, Music, Prime Video and Alexa, Amazon’s voice recognition software.

Benefiting both generations

Ruwan Kodikara, who's worked at Amazon for over 2.5 years, said: “My parents always ask me what I do at work and how we work at Amazon - it’s been so much simpler to show them in person. It’s also been a great opportunity for me to find out more about other parts of the business, and meet other people in the business.”

Ruwan's mum, Asoka, added: “It has been a brilliant day and this is a really clever initiative from Amazon. It was really exciting to come along today and visit such an innovative company. As a proud parent, it’s been fantastic to learn more about his career and understand more about what he's up to when at work. And it is great to see all of those decades of parenting put into action.”

“We were delighted to welcome so many parents and grandparents to our UK head office for our second Bring Your Parents to Work Day,” said Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “I hope they enjoyed this unique glimpse into the inner workings here at Amazon.”

Innovation is key

'Bring Your Parents to Work Day' is just one of the numerous innovative initiatives that Amazon offers to support to its workers. Amazon provides many amazing opportunities for talented women who are creative pioneers. Learn more about their current job vacancies now.

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