Amazon to create over 1,000 apprenticeships across the UK in 2021
Global marketplace and ecommerce retailer Amazon will create more than 1,000 UK apprenticeships in 2021, covering 25 areas of its business from robotics to logistics.
More than 500 new apprenticeships will also be offered to Amazon's existing workforce, providing opportunities to retrain and gain new skills leading to a new career path.
Once qualified, apprentices will have the potential to work across Amazon’s UK sites including fulfilment centres, delivery stations, sortation centres, the UK head offices in London and Manchester, and the three development centres in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London.
The programs span a variety of roles across the ecommerce business and across the UK, lasting between 14 months and four years. The roles include 100 degree-level apprenticeships in automation engineering, project management, software development and chartered management.
John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager for Amazon, commented: "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.
"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.
Earlier this week, Amazon announced that Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO later this year, a role he has held since he founded the groundbreaking company more than 25 years ago.