Fully-funded apprenticeship programme offers apprentices across the UK an opportunity to work at Amazon

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Amazon is investing in the future of British talent

Amazon is investing in the future of British talent

 March 19, 2019

Amazon has launched a new fully-funded apprenticeship programme, giving 1,000 new recruits and existing employees an exciting opportunity to become Amazon’s future leaders, engineers and innovators.

Opportunities to succeed

By establishing new career pathways and collaborating with industry partners, Amazon wants to open up new opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Amazon's new apprenticeship programme will allow apprentices to work across the UK in Amazon's corporate and operations sites, from fulfilment centres through to its corporate offices and research and development centre. Salaries will start from £9.50/£10.50 an hour in Amazon's entry level operations roles, £23,900 a year for Amazon's engineering apprentices and up to £30,000 a year for its software degree apprentices.

"We want to give people opportunities to succeed in the digital age, regardless of their start in life. It’s never too late to retrain as an apprentice, there are always opportunities to prepare for the future world of work," says Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager at Amazon.

"As a fast growing company, we haven’t always got it right, and have had to learn as we go - but we’re listening, learning and we’re working hard to provide a great place for people to work. That’s why just last year, we increased our minimum wage to £10.50 for the London area and £9.50 for the rest of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees," he adds.

"We want to play our part in creating the next generation of builders, innovators and inventors to make Britain the envy of the world."

Giving back to Britain

Amazon is made up of builders, innovators and inventors. Wherever you are based, Amazon people strive to improve consumer choice and convenience and support tens of thousands of small businesses across the country grow their revenue and reach hundreds of millions of customers around the world by selling on Amazon.

Amazon has been in Britain over 20 years, investing £9.3bn since 2010. Amazon has created 2,500 new permanent roles last year, taking its UK workforce to 27,500.

However, Amazon recognises that there is a major STEM skills shortage in the UK. Research from STEM Learning has shown that science, tech, engineering and maths roles are expected to double in 10 years, but there’s a shortfall of 173,000 skilled workers and 89% of businesses are struggling to attract people into STEM roles.

Join a company that wants to make a difference

Amazon has amazing roles for the right candidates. Take a look at the current vacancies they are offering at an exciting time in the company's growth.


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