// Amazon to hire over 1000 new full-time apprentices
// Recruitment has started for 25 different apprenticeship schemes
// Roles include 100 degree-level apprenticeships and more than 500 apprenticeships for Amazon employees
Amazon has announced it will create more than 1000 new full-time apprenticeships across the UK this year.
Recruitment has started for 25 different apprenticeship schemes ranging from engineering to broadcast production, creative digital design to health, safety and environment technician.
Roles include 100 degree-level apprenticeships and more than 500 apprenticeships for Amazon employees, providing an opportunity to retrain and gain new skills.
Pay starts at a minimum of £10.80 per hour in the London area and £9.70 per hour in other parts of the UK – up to £30,000 a year for degree-level apprenticeships.
Amazon said it created 10,000 new permanent UK jobs in 2020, and now employs more than 40,000 people across the country.
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.
“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,” Amazon UK country manager John Boumphrey said.
“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.”
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan said: “It’s fantastic to see Amazon continuing to invest in apprentices. These apprenticeships cover a range of exciting roles from broadcast production to engineering, showcasing the huge variety of opportunities available to young people looking to build a great career.
“I know first-hand the life changing opportunities an apprenticeship can bring. I wish all those who apply the best of luck and thank Amazon for their ongoing commitment to building skills and talent both for today and in the future.”
Amazon has invested over £23 billion in the UK since 2010 to support businesses and professionals including small businesses selling on Amazon’s online stores, Amazon Web Services developers and Kindle Direct Publishing authors.