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Amazon knows fulfillment and logistics can be very exciting

Amazon knows fulfillment and logistics can be very exciting

 January 08, 2018

Aspiring to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce to help drive innovation and improve practice, Amazon held a number of events across the UK to engage and inspire under-represented groups about stimulating roles across its business.

Hosting this year’s Women in Logistics Annual General Meeting in the UK, an event that focused on pioneering innovation in Operations, Amazon proudly introduced 80 attendees to its captivating operations, transportation and logistics network and encouraged them to pursue a career available across these fast-paced departments. The meeting’s forums were led by PwC and UK Royal Airforce. Additionally, day included a speed networking session for business leaders and attendees as well as a site tour of Amazon’s expansive facility.

Many of the participants have been enthused by career opportunities in Operations and Logistics at Amazon and mentioned that hearing from women and “the opportunity to speak to key senior people was useful”. In addition, with fantastic opportunities for progression and the chance to work on exciting and varied projects, the attendees left the event with a greater insight into what Amazon could offer.

Engaging future STEM talent at Amazon

As a leader in innovative future technologies, bringing in new STEM talent is a priority for Amazon. In order to support this initiative, Amazon were the proud sponsor for the Women’s Engineering Society’s UK student conference.

Bringing together over 150 students, academics and early-mid career Engineer from supporting industries. Amazon stepped forward to sponsor five bursary conference places for the event. They also offered eye-opening and informative insight into how a successful Engineering career looks like at Amazon and other companies via their speaker Rachel Cooke, who works as the Regional Engineering Manager for Europe.

With women making up only 9% of the Engineering workforce in the UK, companies like Amazon are really stepping forward and using their various platforms to teach, engage and inspire young people about the types of roles available in Engineering. Many women were highly encouraged to fully explore Amazon’s many opportunities in Engineering.

Amazon’s women in innovation bursary

As part of its STEM outreach strategy, Amazon has also launched a fabulous Women in Innovation Bursary to help young women from less advantaged backgrounds fulfil their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology.

The company has now doubled the number of bursaries on offer to female students in line with its objective to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers. Hear about Claire Doherty's experience as one of the three women in the UK to be selected for the programme, which provides funding for up to four years of university as well as access to an Amazon mentor.

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Want to know more about the fantastic roles available with a company at the top of its game? Learn more about the impressive and highly talented women who work there.

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