Amazon reaches out to the next generation by giving students a chance to visit offices in Luxuembourg and Kirchberg

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Students enjoy going behind the scenes at Amazon

Students enjoy going behind the scenes at Amazon

 October 08, 2018

Amazon has been giving curious students an opportunity to learn more about the way the company works by inviting them on tours of some of their key sites. This is great support from Amazon supporting its local communities.

New EU headquarters are impressive

Ahead of the inauguration of its new EU headquarters in Luxembourg, Amazon gave local school children the chance to see the new site before it officially opened. The children, all from Schoul an der Dallt, were invited to take part in a creative workshop and tour the new building. 

The day began with the children watching a special animation that showed them the construction process of the building. Once the short film had finished, the children got kitted out with high visibility jackets and hard hats ready for the educational tour of Amazon's new site. A guide showed them around and answered any questions from the enthusiastic children.

After the tour, it was time to get creative. The children were each given a paper bag full of drawing tools and encouraged to use their imaginations to draw what they had seen on the tour. The children had great fun with colourful and artistic results. To round off the day, one of Amazon's InTech experts gave a lesson in software development and coding. 

Once up and running, Amazon's new offices will be home to more than a thousand employees and include a team from Amazon Web Services and work on Amazon devices such as the Echo and Kindle, along with housing support services such as human resources, legal and finances. 

Corporate HQ tour inspires students

Meanwhile, older high school students from the Lenster Lycee were able to tour Amazon's corporate head offices in Kirchberg, Austria to learn more about the company. Here, the students listened to a presentation about the company and in particular the Amazon Web Services part of the business. Students were encouraged to ask questions and were interested in the way the company works, in particular its leadership principles that govern everything Amazon does from new projects to problem solving. Other areas of interest were the different services and devices that Amazon has developed for customers and future innovations. The visit ended with a tour of the tech offices. 

Hands on coding experience

Previously, Amazon had visited students at the Lenster Lycee for a tech exploratory lab with its voice-controlled personal assistant, Alexa, the star of the show. The Amazon Web Services team explained how Alexa works by providing skills that enable users to ask questions, play games, set alarms, tell jokes and much more. Students were then able to get hands on experience by creating code to teach Alexa new skills through voice driven applications. 

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If you're interested in building a career with Amazon and becoming part of a team of Amazonians who are working to help future generations search and apply for your next role with Amazon today. 

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