Two thirds of new apprenticeships at amazon over 25
In 2023, two thirds (67%) of new apprentices at Amazon were aged 25 and over, an increase of 10% year on year in the number of people looking to change their careers, highlighting that apprenticeships are not just for the school-leavers. These apprenticeship roles pay a minimum of £11.80 or £12.50 per hour, rising from April to between £12.30 and £13 per hour, depending on location, and up to £33,500 a year for degree-level apprenticeships.
Apprentices also receive a benefits package that includes private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, and an employee discount – which combined are worth thousands annually – as well as a company pension plan. As well as offering hundreds of new roles to external candidates, over 50% of the new apprenticeships will be offered to existing employees who will have the opportunity to retrain and gain new skills for an exciting new career path. Since 2021, Amazon has pledged £8m supporting over 400 SMEs with apprenticeships via the apprenticeship levy transfer service.
Aston spoke to Nicola Drury, Amazon UK lead and Emma Mallaburn, Amazon mechatronics engineering technician apprentice.
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