What does your organisation do?
Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company
When Amazon.com launched in 1995, it was with the mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, …[at] the lowest possible prices.” This goal continues today, but Amazon’s customers are worldwide now and have grown to include millions of Consumers, Sellers, Content Creators, Developers, and Enterprises. Each of these groups has different needs, and we always work to meet those needs, by innovating new solutions to make things easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective.
Our apprenticeships are crucial in ensuring that our facilities continue to deliver our customers’ needs and we can only continue to do this if we attract, develop and retain the best talent to deliver our ambitious plans.
What area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you offer apprenticeship opportunities?
- Combined manufacturing processes apprenticeships - Levels 2 & 3
- Engineering manufacture (craft and technician) apprenticeships - Levels 3 & 6
- IT application specialist apprenticeships - Level 4
184 positions in 2018, start date August to September.
How do you create an inclusive workforce?
Amazon has a broad range of employee resource groups including:
- "GLAMAZON" affinity group was established in recognition of Amazon.com's desire to enhance its support for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) community. GLAMAZON's main focus is to support GLBT employees at Amazon and to promote diversity and the Company's anti-discrimination policy.
- BEN - The Black Employee Network affinity group (BEN) was established in August 2005. The group's primary purpose is to provide a support structure for Underrepresented Minorities at Amazon. BEN's main focus is to support the Black employees at Amazon in whatever way they see fit, and to promote diversity within the company.
- Amazon Women in Engineering(aWe) is focused on making Amazon the best place to work for technical women. The group works to actively promote diversity at Amazon, in particular for engineering positions. It also provides a network for women at Amazon - a way to share experiences, get exposure to career and development opportunities, and participate in relevant events.
Top 5 tips for applying for a role at Amazon
- Take time to fully answer all application questions
- Make sure that your CV is up to date
- Be prepared to have to study/work away from home especially during the first year of an apprenticeship
- Be prepared to Have Fun, Work Hard and Make History
- If you get invited to an assessment centre try and prepare some examples of when you have worked in teams, solved problems and why you have applied for the role – you will be asked about these things during the interview.