@Amazon has today (17 Sep) announced that over one million people applied for a job at Amazon globally as part of Career Day 2021 – with around 30,000 people applying in the UK.
The virtual event attracted job seekers from around 40 European countries.
In the span of 24 hours, more than 2,000 Amazon recruiters offered 30,000 one-on-one career coaching sessions globally with participants in order to provide job seekers with professional advice to start, transition, or grow their careers whether they want to work at Amazon or elsewhere.
“We know there are a lot of people out there looking for work right now, and many more hoping to change their careers altogether,” said Beth Galetti, Amazon Senior Vice President of People Experience and Technology. “We are paying close attention to this and we feel uniquely positioned to help—not only because of the tens of thousands of jobs that we have open, but also for the opportunity we offer people to build a meaningful career. We think Amazon is a great place to work for those who crave the freedom to invent, the chance to make a big impact, and an inclusive workplace to do so. We are glad so many people joined Career Day to learn more about the jobs we have to offer.”
“We’re thrilled to see so many talented candidates register their interest in the exciting roles we have on offer at Amazon in the UK as a result of Career Day. We have had more than 30,000 applications from people with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager.
“Not only that, but we’ve been able to help thousands of people across the country learn new skills with free guidance and coaching, whether they see their long-term future at Amazon or elsewhere. And if you missed Career Day, you can still watch all of our sessions on-demand for the next month, so there’s still time to learn more about career opportunities at amazoncareerday.com”.
“From entry level to expert, these 2,500 roles offer opportunity for jobseekers at any stage of their career.
"And spread across the UK, these vacancies add to what’s already on offer in our jobs market,” said UK Government Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP.
“As we recover from the impact of the pandemic, our multi-billion Plan for Jobs is all about connecting jobseekers with the best opportunities out there and it’s encouraging to see big employers ramping up their recruitment as we start to see people return to work and progress.”
The 2,500 open roles across Amazon UK span the length and breadth of the country; from head offices in London and Manchester, to tech hubs in Cambridge and Edinburgh, as well as data centres and fulfilment centres across the UK. Amazon has roles in fields such as applied sciences, engineering, finance, human resources, software development, product management and more.
Highlights from Amazon Career Day in the UK include:
- Over 30,000 job seekers visited the event site and had the chance to receive advice from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, Shevaun Haviland and New York Times Bestseller David Epstein, and many more
- Since announcing Career Day 2021 on the 1st of September, Amazon UK has received around 30,000 job applications for corporate, tech and operations roles. Some of the most popular positions among job seekers were software development, IT, support engineers, and operations management roles.
- Participants had the opportunity to learn about the 2,500 open corporate, tech and operations roles across over 80 locations.
- UK job seekers attended around 3,000 free one-to-one career coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help prepare for their next job.
Amazon Career Day: 78% of professionals in the UK say they would like more job training
16th September 2021: Amazon is holding one of the largest free virtual training and recruiting events in the UK as it marks #AmazonCareerDay, which launches together with a drive to fill 2,500 open corporate, tech and operations roles across the country.
The event is designed to support all job seekers, whether they are looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career altogether – at Amazon or at another company. Thousands are expected to attend the event, and 3,000 job seekers have signed up to free one-on-one career coaching sessions.
This is in the context of new research from Amazon, surveying 1,000 professional (employed and unemployed) adults in the UK in August 2021, highlighting:
- 21% of UK professionals are actively searching for a new job
- A further 38% of UK professionals are interested in finding a new job, but not actively looking
- Among employed adults in the UK, 29% say the COVID-19 pandemic has caused them to reconsider their career path
- 42% of active UK job-seeking adults are interested in pursuing opportunities in industries they do not currently have experience in
- 78% of professionals in the UK say they would like more job training or resources
Attendees at the Amazon Career Day will have the opportunity to participate in one of the 3,000 free one-to-one career coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job, with have the opportunity to hear from Amazon employees including gaming, robotics, AI and sustainability experts, as well as colleagues who have joined Amazon on fully-funded apprenticeships.
Each will reveal what they do, what their career path was, and what it’s like working at Amazon. Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce will also be hosting a panel about apprenticeships at Amazon and opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels to diversify and progress their careers.
This year, Amazon in the UK has created 10,000 new permanent jobs and 1,000 new fully-funded apprenticeship roles, as well as a £2.5m Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces.
For employees who see Amazon as a stepping stone to a future career outside of Amazon, it has also created a pioneering Career Choice programme, through which Amazon pre-pays up to 95% of tuition fees for nationally recognised courses, ranging from accountancy to HGV driving and software development. Career Choice provides funding for skills development through nationally recognised courses of up to £8,000 over four years.
Career Day content will be available to view on demand for one month after the event.
“We are working hard every day to be the best place for people to have satisfying and fulfilling long-term careers,” said Amazon CEO Andy Jassy.
“Amazon continues to grow quickly and relentlessly invent across many areas, and we’re hoping that Career Day gives job seekers the support they need to learn new skills or reimagine their careers at Amazon or elsewhere.”
“Whether you’re looking to start your first job, to gain new skills, or thinking of a completely fresh start in a new field, we have thousands of exciting opportunities available right across the UK,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager.
“We created Career Day to provide free guidance, coaching, and inspiration to anyone who wants to develop their career, whether that’s with Amazon or somewhere else. Whether you see your long-term future at Amazon or elsewhere, we provide a wide range of training and development opportunities to take your career to the next level.”
Amazon announces Career Day 2021, one of the biggest free virtual recruiting events in the UK
2nd Sept 2021: Amazon today (2 Sep) announced that it is hiring for 2,500 open corporate, tech and operations roles across the UK, and is holding one of the biggest free virtual training and recruiting events in the UK. Amazon Career Day will take place on September 16th and job seekers are able to register at amazoncareerday.com
The event is designed to support all job seekers, whether they are looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career altogether – at Amazon or at another company. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of the 3,000 free one-to-one career coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters to help participants land their next job.
There are jobs available for people with all kinds of experience, education, background and skill levels – from entry-level to experts – from head offices in London and Manchester, tech hubs in Cambridge and Edinburgh, as well as data centres and fulfilment centres right across the UK. Amazon has roles available in fields such as applied sciences, engineering, finance, human resources, software development, product management and more.
Amazon now employs over 55,000 employees across the UK. All Amazon jobs come with competitive pay and benefits, whether they are based in a fulfilment centre or in a corporate office. For hourly workers, pay starts at a minimum of £11.10 p/h in the London area and £10.00 p/h in other parts of the UK. Amazon employees work in some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, with a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount, which combined are worth more than £700 annually, as well as a company pension plan.
Amazon provides competitive pay, excellent benefits and a modern and engaging work environment for its employees in some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, with processes and systems to ensure their wellbeing and safety. Pay starts at a minimum of £10 and £11.10 p/h depending on location. Employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount – which combined are worth more than £700 annually – as well as a company pension plan.
Up to £8,000 of tuition fees over four years is available through the programme. Amazon is partnering with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and local businesses on the programme to identify regional skills shortages and focus training on local demand – this will help meet the UK’s future employment needs outside of Amazon.