Amazon is working with education charity Teach First to support the recruitment and training of 50 secondary school computer science teachers and to support the development of over 200 Teach First Careers Leaders. The computer science teachers will be placed in schools serving lower-income communities. The teachers will then have the opportunity to embark on a two-week paid work experience placement at Amazon. Careers Leaders and computer science students will also have the opportunity to visit Amazon on work insight days.
For students wishing to pursue computer sciences in higher education, Amazon is funding 120 apprenticeships in software development engineering, automation and advanced mechatronics, enabling a diverse range of applicants to enter the computer science field. Participants will benefit from on-the-job work experience and classroom-based learning.
Amazon is also funding 20 bursaries for students studying computer science at four UK universities, enabling students from lower-income backgrounds to pursue technology careers. The universities are located in cities where Amazon has a Development Centre or corporate office and are Kings College London, Edinburgh and Cambridge.
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