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.
Following in-depth training, the computer science teachers will be placed in schools in low-income communities, they will then have the opportunity to embark on paid work experience at Amazon. Careers leaders and computer science students will also have the opportunity to visit Amazon on work insight days. After two years of running Amazon Future Engineer in the UK, this investment in teachers is expected to benefit 50,000 secondary school students.
Russell Hobby, CEO of Teach First, said: “Having better access to computer science skills and the chance to be taught by highly trained teachers who have experience in a digital environment can be a transformative opportunity for young people – especially those from poorer backgrounds who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities.”
If you are interested in applying to become a Teach First Amazon Future Engineer computer science teacher, you can apply here.