Amazon introduced Career Choice in 2014, an innovative new education programme which pre-pays 95% of tuition and associated fees for permanent employees to undertake nationally recognised courses and funds up to £8,000 over four years. So far, over 2,000 employees have participated in Amazon's Career Choice programme, from eight different countries.
If you love to build, to invent, to pioneer on a high performance team that's passionate about operational excellence—you’ll love it here.
We spent more than three years building the original Kindle—a first-of-its-kind portable reader that looked and read like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
At Amazon, we pride ourselves on our unique culture. We honour and respect the differences that each Amazonian brings, and we seek to include those perspectives in our solutions for our global customer base. We also seek to build the diverse community of creators and developers who we are proud to call customers.
Árdís Elíasdóttir was born in Iceland and earned an Astrophysics PhD in Denmark before joining Amazon in Edinburgh. She now works as a Machine Learning Scientist and is enjoying life in the Scottish capital.
Amazonians have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whether developing new skills for their job, training for new opportunities within the company or pursuing what they are passionate about outside of Amazon through Career Choice, an innovative programme that provides fulfilment centre employees funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition fees.
Amazon.com launched in 1995 from a garage just outside of Seattle. While our approach hasn't changed—we're still guided by customer-obsession, a passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence and long-term thinking—we've grown a lot over the last 20 years, and we now have dozens of offices in more than 30 countries around the world. Here in Europe, we have corporate offices right across the continent.
Our Leadership Principles aren't just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they're discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer's problem, or interviewing candidates. It's just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar.
Amazon's mission is to be earth's most customer-centric company—and our customer service team is at the forefront of our mission. Whether they're helping customers with on-device tech support through Mayday or fielding our customers—calls, chat instant-messaging or emails, our customer service team is empowered to think like owners and solve problems right the first time.
“Amazon is the right place for me because my personality can shine and it has helped me grow as a person. I am 100 per cent more confident than I have been in any other job and I believe that is down to the Amazon culture. I feel like I belong and that I can achieve anything.”
“Amazon is the right place for me because I work with like-minded people from all walks of life with diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. Amazon is constantly evolving which makes it an interesting place to work. I wonder where we will be in ten years…”
If you're an inventor, an owner, you'll love being an Amazonian. From day one at Amazon, you'll take ownership of projects that have a direct impact on our customers. We take our Leadership Principles seriously—and they give you great insight into what to expect when you join Amazon.
Amazon has invested more than £6.4 billion in its UK Operations since 2010 and has a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce who play a crucial role in delivering a first rate level of service for our customers.
“Being able to do what you love as part of your job is rare. I've realised there is plenty to learn here and so I am taking every opportunity to know more and be further involved. It's astounding how much training and knowledge I have been offered from the very beginning. What I like most about Amazon is that everyone is very friendly and cares about their area. You can't find that kind of passion just anywhere. Amazon is the right place for me because it is more than a job, it is a community.”