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Upskilling and Training

Amazon is investing £10 million over three years to train up to 5,000 employees in new skills and support the government’s investment programme, through Career Choice. Additionally, we are committing to provide free cloud computing skills training to 29 million people around the world with programmes available to anyone.
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Skills training opportunities for employees
  • This innovative Amazon programme is designed to support our employees who are interested in pursuing a future outside of the company. Amazon Career Choice will pay up to 95% of tuition and associated fees for courses at accredited schools that lead to vocational certifications or Associate of Applied Science degrees in qualified fields of study.
  • Designed for individuals looking for foundational cloud computing skills, all the way to seasoned IT professionals looking to stay up to date on the latest technologies, we offer more than 500 free courses, interactive labs, and virtual day-long training sessions, and numerous free instructor-led webinars, in multiple languages. AWS Training and Certification also runs AWS Tech U, a 48-week residency programme designed to help a select group of new AWS employees launch a successful cloud career.
  • In 2021 we offered 1,000 new full-time apprenticeship roles in 25 different schemes to match a diverse range of skillsets and ambitions—from automation engineering to broadcast production, robotics to safety technician.
Training for technical skills
  • Our free training is designed to meet a wide variety of schedules and learning goals. Each programme offers something different. Read on to learn more and get started.
  • AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training programme that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers.
  • AWS Educate provides free, self-paced online training resources and labs designed to help learners practise cloud skills. Open to any individual, regardless of where they are in their education, technical experience, or career journey.

AWS re/Start expands to ‘level up’ cloud skills across UK and Ireland

With new cohorts launching this year in Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and more still to be announced, AWS re/Start is bolstering the tech talent pipeline and creating new career opportunities for all.