Amazon Future Engineer – Inspiring computer scientists
Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career programme to make sure more students – especially those from lower-income communities – have access to computer science education so that someday they might choose to pursue a career in this exciting and rewarding field.
We envision a company and an industry—that is representative of the diverse communities in which we operate. We seek to build the pipeline for students who are underrepresented and underserved to ultimately pursue careers in technology or other jobs of the future. Through our Amazon Future Engineer program, we provide curriculum, career development, and teacher training to ensure students get the opportunity to make this vision a reality.
The Amazon Future Engineer supports two lower-income students per year studying computer science at four universities across the UK – Edinburgh, Kings College London, Manchester and Cambridge. Through the bursary scheme Amazon provides financial support of between £3,500-£5,000 per year for up to four years, as well as providing mentoring support, careers advice and networking opportunities.
To boost computer science education in secondary schools, the Amazon Future Engineer programme is working with the charity Teach First to support the recruitment and training of 50 secondary school computer science teachers and the development of over 200 Teach First careers leaders.
Amazon has teamed up with education bodies to launch Maths4All, an online storefront providing free, curriculum-linked primary maths resources just in time for summer holidays.
Inspiring thousands of future innovators with our ‘Camp Amazon’ STEM workshops during British Science Week
Over 1,200 school children are taking part in our Camp Amazon STEM Workshops, held in partnership with British Science Association during British Science Week, to help inspire the next generation of innovators
Amazon and WISE - the campaign for gender balance in science, technology & engineering - have come together to launch new research designed to build a roadmap to help increase female representation in the UK innovation economy.