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Amazon is the perfect place to start your career.

At Amazon we have one goal, “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, at the lowest possible prices.” Our customers are worldwide now and have grown to include millions of Consumers, Sellers, Content Creators, Developers, and Enterprises. Each of these groups has different needs, and we always work to meet those needs, by innovating new solutions to make things easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective.

Amazon is the perfect place to start your career in engineering maintenance. Our engineering teams are crucial in ensuring that our facilities continue to deliver our customers’ needs and we can only continue to do this if we attract, develop and retain the best talent to deliver our ambitious plans.

As an Engineering Apprentice you will be a vital part of Amazon. You will be supported by leading experts and you’ll earn while you learn. You’ll be paid a very competitive salary even when you are studying at college or university. We will pay all of your course costs as well as paying for your accommodation while you are studying away from home.

You will get a generous holiday allowance as part of your package and will be eligible for a range of other benefits which may include Health Care, Savings Plans, Income Protection and Employee Stock.

YOU’RE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

Our apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning. You will need to be ambitious, relish a challenge and be prepared to seize the opportunities given to you. Hard work is essential, as is a determination to succeed and make the most of the hands on experience & qualifications on offer to you. Join us and you will get the best training available, you will learn a broad range of engineering skills at a fully equipped training centre, followed by a structured period of on the job training and assessment.

THE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

You’ll need 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at C Grade or Grade 4 – 9 or above, which must include Mathematics, English and a Science or Technology subject. Alternatively you will have, or be studying towards, a BTEC level 3 engineering qualification of 120 credits or more.

THE CONTROLS SPECIALIST APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

You’ll need 2 A levels (or equivalent) at C or above in either Mathematics, IT, Physics, an Engineering related subject, or have completed a BTEC level 3 engineering qualification of 180 credits which must include further mathematics, or have an Engineering HNC/D qualification..


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Our success is based on innovation, listening to customer feedback and ensuring our passionate staff are the best trained in the industry.



What To Expect - Mechatronics Advanced Apprenticeship

Join us as an Advanced Apprentice and you’ll combine college-based learning with hands-on training. During your first year, you will be based at a technical training centre on a residential basis, learning the engineering basics that you will need in your role with us. Outside of college term times you’ll enrich your studies by working alongside members of our skilled workforce in one of our fulfilment centres. During your second year, you will continue your academic studies either on a day or block release basis.

Where will it take you?

Not only will you receive invaluable technical and professional experience, you will also gain a number of academic and vocational qualifications that will lead to you achieving an Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechatronics Maintenance Engineering.

How much will I earn?

£16,300 starting salary that increases annually providing you perform well.

Other Benefits

As an Apprentice you will be a vital part of Amazon. You will be supported by leading experts and you’ll earn while you learn. You’ll be paid a very competitive salary even when you are studying at college or university. We will pay all of your course costs as well as paying for your accommodation while you are studying away from home.

You will get a generous holiday allowance as part of your package and will be eligible for a range of other benefits which may include Health Care, Savings Plans, Income Protection and Employee Stock


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What To Expect - Our Controls Apprenticeship

As a Controls Specialist Apprentice you’ll combine studying for a Degree with hands-on practical training in both general engineering basics as well PLC controls specialisms. The first year of your apprenticeship you will gain hands on practical training on a residential basis at Trafford College, where you will also begin to study towards a HNC in Controls and Automation. In years 2 and 3 you will complete a HND and undertake a series of work placements. In year 4 of your apprenticeship you will work in an FC and complete your BEng degree on a block release basis at the University of Salford.

Where will it take you?

As well as gaining commercial and professional experience you will also achieve academic and vocational qualifications.

How much will I earn?

£18,300 starting salary that increases annually provided that you continue to perform well.

Other Benefits

As an Apprentice you will be a vital part of Amazon. You will be supported by leading experts and you’ll earn while you learn. You’ll be paid a very competitive salary even when you are studying at college or university. We will pay all of your course costs as well as paying for your accommodation while you are studying away from home.

You will get a generous holiday allowance as part of your package and will be eligible for a range of other benefits which may include Health Care, Savings Plans, Income Protection and Employee Stock


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The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process is designed to allow you to impress us with your desire, skills and personality, so make sure that you are prepared.

1. Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for people who are resilient, responsible and eager to learn. You will need to demonstrate strong problem solving skills and a passion for engineering.

2. Online Application

You will be able to make your application at www.amazon.jobs from the end of February to the end of May each year. Please check our website for specific details. Here we will ask you to tell us about yourself and your background and academic qualifications.

3. The Decision

4. Assessment Centre

If you meet the standards on the psychometric tests you may be invited to an assessment event at one of our fulfillment centres local to you. You will be assessed along with other candidates on the day so make sure that you stand out. You take part in a number of activities and an interview, so think about what we might ask you and the answers that you could give us.

You will hear the outcome soon after attending the assessment event.

5. Online Psychometric Tests

Impress us with your application and you will be invited to take a series of reasoning tests. Logical reasoning, mathematic ability, communication skills and mechanical comprehension will all play a part. Don’t worry, you will be given plenty a number of days to do them and guidance to help you prepare.

APPRENTICE FAQ’s

Q. AM I CLASSED AS A STUDENT?

A. From our perspective you are a full-time employee and will be treated as such. However your college will have information about the additional benefits associated with being a student.

Q. WHAT DO I DO DURING COLLEGE CLOSURE TIMES?

A. You will generally have the option to either take holidays or undertake a work placement at a Fulfilment Centre

Q. CAN I CHOOSE A DIFFERENT COLLEGE TO ATTEND?

A. Unfortunately not, we have our learning providers in place and you will need to attend the college that your apprenticeship is aligned to.

Q. WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR ACCOMMODATION WHEN STUDYING AWAY FROM HOME?

A. No, all accommodation costs will be paid for by the company along with any other reasonable expenses that you incur in undertaking your studies.

Q. IS THERE A GAURANTEED JOB AT THE END OF THE APPRENTICESHIP?

A. While there are no guarantees of permanent employment, it is anticipated that on successful completion of the apprenticeship you will take up a position at one of our Fulfillment Centres

Q. IS IT POSSIBLE TO PROGRESS FROM THE MECHATRONICS TO THE CONTROLS APPRENTICESHIP?

A. Whilst it is not envisaged that you would be able to complete the whole of the Controls route on completion of the mechatronics apprenticeship, it would be possible for you to undertake elements of the controls course if you show that you have the aptitude and that there is a business need for you to do so.

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