Apprentices taking next steps to career goals
A GROUP of first and second year apprentices will take the next step on the journey to becoming fully qualified engineers and team leaders at Amazon in Swansea.
Connor Doyle, pictured, is among those recently welcomed to the Amazon team for the first year of their apprenticeship in operations, and Alex Williams is starting his onthe-job training at Swansea during the second year of his engineering apprenticeship.
They will join 20 others studying mechatronics and operations as part of Amazon’s Apprenticeship Programme.
Connor, aged 27, from Port Talbot, is excited to start the next chapter in his career.
He said: “When the apprenticeship scheme was announced, I immediately asked for more information. It is such a great opportunity for people like myself who want to progress within Amazon to become a permanent team lead or even further.
“The amount of time and effort Amazon is giving us to be successful is fantastic.”
Alex, aged 19, from Loughor, added: “The first year of the programme has been brilliant. I’m really excited about the second year of the programme and can’t wait to get stuck into the practical learning in my new role as a RME apprentice. Now being back at the centre, I am also looking forward to the chance of working with my twin brother who is now going into the third year of his engineering apprenticeship.”
The apprentices were welcomed to the local fulfilment centre by site leader Chris Law.
He said: “We are passionate about helping to develop the next generation of operations and engineering talent and the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme is one of the ways that helps us to do that.”
Amazon’s apprenticeship schemes are designed to suit candidates with a range of experience, from those with life skills to school leavers aged 18-plus. ■ For more details, visit www.amazon.jobs/ apprentices