Ap­pren­tices tak­ing next steps to ca­reer goals

South Wales Evening Post - - NEWS -

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

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