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Its a great time to become an Amazon apprentice!

It's a great time to become an Amazon apprentice!

With the announcement of 1,000 apprenticeship opportunities being offered in corportate offices and fulfilment centres across the UK by 2020, now is a very exciting time to embark on a new career path with Amazon.

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Amazon is the perfect place to start your career with a range of apprenticeship opportunities to suit different candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications and career aspirations. These teams are crucial to ensuring Amazon continues to deliver and innovate for its customers.

Amazon has ambitious plans and wants to continue to deliver and retain the best talent. Its apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning new skills and who want to start their career now – possibly as an alternative to College or University. You will need to be ambitious, relish a challenge and be prepared to seize the opportunities given to you. Hard work is essential, as is a determination to succeed and make the most of the hands on experience and qualifications on offer to you.

Engineering – Process Automation Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Join Amazon on its 48 month Automation Engineering scheme and you’ll combine studying for a degree with hands-on practical training in both general engineering basics as well as PLC controls specialisms. The first year of your apprenticeship you will gain hands-on practical training on a residential basis at Trafford College, where you will also begin to study towards a HND in Electrical & Electronics engineering. In years 2 and 3 you will complete your HND on a block release basis whilst working alongside Amazon’s Automation Engineers in one of the fulfilment centres. In year 4 of your apprenticeship you will complete a work based automation project and attend the University of Salford on block release to achieve a BEng degree in Controls and Automation.

Engineering - Advanced Mechatronics Apprenticeship 

Join Amazon on the 48 month Mechatronics Advanced scheme and you’ll combine college-based learning with hands-on training. During your first year you will be based at a technical training centre on a residential basis, learning the engineering basics that you will need in your role with Amazon. Outside of college term times you’ll enrich your studies by working alongside members of the company’s skilled workforce in one of the fulfilment centres. During years 2, 3 and 4 of the apprenticeship you will build your skills in the workplace as well as continuing your academic studies either on day or block release. You will achieve an Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance) apprenticeship standard as well as a HNC in Engineering.

Operations – Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) Apprenticeship

Join Amazon on the 13 month BIT Apprenticeship scheme and will be trained on the company’s process paths while also growing your skills in crucial, complementary areas like safety first, problem solving, communication and project planning. Over the course of the apprenticeship you will be introduced to the fundamental operational excellence modules and will work towards an apprenticeship in Business Improvement Techniques.

IT - MA (Hons) IT Management for Business – Scotland only

On this 48 month graduate apprenticeship scheme based in Amazon’s development center in Scotland you will be part of the Global IT organization which supports growth through the implementation of technology solutions including: desktop productivity tools, systems, network and telephony infrastructure, and company-wide technology programs such as capacity planning and availability.

During your first year you will cover modules such as Interactive Systems, Software Development 1, Business skills, Enterprise and its Business Environment and continue to learn across the duration of the scheme while working alongside professionals and day release studying at a local university. You will work towards MA (Hons) IT Management for Business.

IT - Infrastructure Technician and Network Engineering/Project Management Apprenticeship 

Join Amazon on its IT Apprenticeships where you’ll combine studying, including both classroom based training hosted offsite and complimented with Amazon’s on-the-job training, supported by its specialist teams on site in the fulfilment centres or corporate offices. You will be working with systems and technology, focused on delivering the highest service and delighting our end customer. During your first year you will be introduced to the fundamental technical skills you need to become a successful Amazon technical employee. The 36 month scheme consists of the Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship standard in year 1 and then year 2 and 3 you will complete either a higher level apprenticeship in Network Engineering or IT Project Management (both are equivalent to first year of degree study).

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional – Software Development Degree Apprenticeship (SDE) 

Join Amazon on the SDE Apprenticeship where you will work with cutting-edge technology to develop critical products for customers, and offer excellent technical support. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of Amazon’s technology that delights hundreds of millions of customers around the world. As an SDE Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to work in one of the company’s corporate office across Bristol, Cambridge, London or Scotland.

You will build your skills over a 48 month period through Classroom based training hosted offsite, Amazon’s on-the-job training program – all delivered in a blended-learning approach, using a combination of digital learning and face-to-face sessions, video, core reading, exercises and online tutorial. Working towards a BSC in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional.

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