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Amazon announces 1,500 new apprenticeships for 2022

Sophie Smith
02 February 2022

Amazon has announced its plans to create 1,500 new apprentices in the UK in 2022, following the growth of its permanent UK workforce by 25,000 in 2021.

The expansion of the Amazon apprenticeship programme includes over 200 degree-level apprenticeships, aiming to reflect Amazon's diverse workforce and the communities the company serves.

Recruitment for 1,500 roles has now began as part of over 40 different schemes, including engineering, health, safety and environment technicians.

13 new apprenticeship schemes for 2022 include publishing, retailing, marketing, and a programme focused on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).

This expansion follows Amazon's announcement last year that it would create 10,000 by the end of 2021, with 55,000 permanent employees. The company now has more than 70,000 employees in the UK, with the additional 15,000 permanent jobs confirmed today in a variety of corporate and R&D functions in Amazon and Amazon Web Services.

John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager, said: “We are proud to have created so many new permanent jobs across the UK in the last year and the 1,500 apprenticeships we’re creating this year will help even more people get the skills that are in demand in today’s labour market.

"We want to be the employer that helps people take their careers to the next level, whether you’re just starting your first job or making a career change, in every community that we serve across the UK.”

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