Amazon announce 170 new apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and Amazon are excited to announce that they are recruiting a further 170 apprenticeship opportunities in Fulfilment Centres across the UK, including Hemel Hempstead.

A range of apprenticeship schemes will be available for people to apply for from operations to IT to E&F.

Jonathon Williams, from Swansea, was selected for an apprenticeship and now works at the local site as an Apprentice Engineer. He enjoyed his apprenticeship so much that he recommended it to his twin brother, who is now also enrolled on the apprenticeship programme.

Jonathon said: “I first heard about the scheme in college. A maintenance manager from the local Amazon fulfilment centre came to give us a presentation. That piqued my interest, and I decided to apply.

“When I got a phone call from the maintenance manager himself informing me that I was accepted, I couldn’t believe it. It was brilliant.

“The scheme is intense and what I appreciate the most is the job prospects it offers. Amazon is a big organisation so there is plenty of room for development.”

He added: “This is not your typical engineering apprenticeship – it’s a lot faster. Reactive maintenance can be high pressure. It’s the real thing. You are never alone, but you can have a go at fixing issues on your own. It gives you confidence and at the same time you know there is someone behind you if you need help. And probably the most important skill you need to succeed is the ability to work in a team.

“Would I recommend the scheme? I actually did. I referred my twin brother after completing my first year. He was accepted and now he is constantly asking me all sorts of questions.”

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