Amazon to offer 1,000 UK apprenticeships
Amazon is to recruit over 1,000 full-time apprenticeships in the UK in 2021.
The online retailer will be taking on apprentices for 25 different programmes ranging from IT, safety technician and HR through to software engineering and creative digital design.
The programmes will last for between 14 months and four years and will typically combine theoretical learning with hands-on training. Some will be at degree level.
Once qualified, apprentices will have the potential to work across Amazon’s UK sites including fulfilment centres, delivery stations, sortation centres and the company’s UK head offices in London and Manchester and the three development centres in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London.
Over 500 new apprenticeships will be offered to Amazon’s existing staff to enable them to retrain and gain new skills. Apprenticeships exclusively for Amazon employees range from a team leader through to a coaching practitioner.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “We are proud to be creating new opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK to gain skills through our apprenticeship programmes in 25 different fields, from logistics to robotics. An Amazon apprenticeship offers an exciting career path, creating opportunities within our local communities across the UK and helping our own employees retrain and gain new skills at a time when investing in people and jobs has never been more important.”
Amazon created 10,000 new permanent jobs in the UK in 2020.
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