Amazon announces Edinburgh apprenticeships

Published: 28 February 2019

Technology giant Amazon is to create more than 1,000 apprenticeships in the UK over the next two years - with many coming to Scotland.

The new scheme will see apprentices work across different locations - including development centres in Edinburgh as well as the company's UK head office.

Our fully-funded apprenticeship programme, from entry level through to degree level, will provide an exciting path to becoming Amazon's future team leaders, engineers and innovation drivers...

Doug Gurr, UK country manager, Amazon

 

Amazon has revealed more than 1000 apprenticeships lasting between 13 months and four years will be on offer, ranging from IT, safety and human resources to software engineering, robotics, leadership and technology.

More than 90 new Amazon bachelor's and masters degree-level apprentices will also be available over the next two years as part of the programme, focused on software development engineering, senior leadership and automation with both in-work and in-classroom training.

Minister for Digital, Margot James, said: "It is great to see global tech giants, like Amazon, continue to invest in the UK and create high-skilled jobs for the next generation..."

Full story via The Daily Record

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