Amazon Automation Engineering Apprenticeship Program - Degree (Level 6)

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Annual wage £25,065.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. This may involve shift work.
duration: 48 months
start: 7 September 2020
Degree (Level 6)
Control / technical support engineer (apprenticeship standard)
16 June 2020 (application closing date)
Amazon is the perfect place to start your career in automation engineering maintenance. As one of the world’s largest retail companies, we have an unrivalled range of equipment, technologies and facilities, so there are a huge variety of projects you can work on during the program.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will build your skills over a 48 month period - starting in September - that will include:

·       Classroom based training hosted offsite,

·       Amazon’s on-the-job training program, delivered by our specialist teams,

·       Mentoring from our automation engineers.

Alongside extensive development of your technical skills, you will also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organization, prioritization, data analysis and problem solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Year 1 is full time residential (classroom training) at one of our providers’ facilities. As a result, you may be required to travel to the accommodation on a Sunday and to work away from home until Friday each week during term time (costs will be supported by Amazon) this is combined with short periods working at one of our Fulfilment Centres. This will give you a thorough and detailed insight into the work of the Automation Engineering team as well as the basic skills necessary before working on our equipment.

Years 2 and 3 will be made of block release training at one of our providers’ facilities - to study for an HNC/D in controls engineering - and on-the-job training in a Fulfilment Centre amongst our team of technicians and engineers.

Year 4 you will complete a substantial work based project and attend Salford University on block release to achieve your Bachelors Degree in Controls and Automation Engineering.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Not only will you receive invaluable learning, development and professional experience, you will also gain a number of externally recognized qualifications and your bachelor’s degree.

You will graduate into an Automation Engineer position on successful completion of the program where we will continue your development, allowing you to grow with the business.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade c/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 subjects - Mathematics, IT, Physics or an Engine (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
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About the employer

If you want to be part of an organisation that is growing fast and is focused on developing leaders from within, then Amazon is a great place to start your career.

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