AWS re:Start is a training and job placement programme, launched by Amazon Web Services, to educate 1,000 young adults, military veterans, reservists, and their spouses, on the latest software development and cloud computing technologies. The programme provides free training and job placements to help participants launch a career in technology. The programme is delivered in partnership with The Prince’s Trust and The Ministry of Defence.

AWS re:Start is designed to support people with differing levels of experience – even those with no previous technical knowledge can sign up and will gain the fundamental knowledge needed to immediately start working with the latest cloud technologies. The training has been customised by QA Consulting, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Training Partner, and will be taught by AWS-certified instructors who have in-depth technical knowledge of the AWS services and exceptional training delivery skills. Additionally, The Prince’s Trust will support students with mentoring, soft work skills, and help in applying for jobs including resume writing and interview skills.

As part of AWS re:Start participants will be offered work placements at some of the UK’s most innovative companies. To date, we have more than 30 AWS customers and APN partners committed to offering participants of the AWS re:Start programme job placements. Organisations that have already pledged job placements include Amazon.co.uk, Annalect, ARM, Claranet, Cloudreach, Direct Line Group, EDF Energy, Funding Circle, KCOM, Sage, Tesco Bank and Zopa.