Technology giant Amazon is to create more then 1,000 apprenticeships in the UK over the next two years, with pay ranging from an entry level starting salary of £9.50/£10.50 an hour, up to £30,000 a year.
Once qualified, apprentices will work across Amazon’s UK corporate and operations sites, including the company’s UK head office and three development centres in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London.
Nine different programmes lasting between 13 months and four years will be on offer, ranging from IT, safety and human resources to software engineering, robotics, leadership and technology.
More than 90 new Amazon bachelor and masters degree-level apprentices will also be available over the next two years as part of the programme, focused on software development engineering, senior leadership and automation with both in-work and in-classroom training.
“We want to give people opportunities to succeed in the digital age, regardless of their background” said Doug Gurr, Amazon’s UK country manager.