Training and Job Placements in the UK

Earlier this year Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched AWS re:Start, a training and job placement programme, designed to educate young adults, military veterans, members of the military reserve, those leaving the Armed Forces, and service spouses on the latest software development and cloud computing technologies.  

Working with QA Consulting (an AWS Partner Network (APN) Training Partner), The Prince’s Trust, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Experis and Sage, AWS re:Start aims to see 1,000 people be given the knowledge and skills to build a career within the digital economy.

The AWS re:Start programme is a full-time four-week training course, designed to accommodate differing levels of experience. Even those with no previous technical knowledge are encouraged to sign up. Participants who join AWS re:Start will complete technical training classes, led by AWS certified instructors, and gain experience through on-the-job training. They will learn about multi-tier architectures, application programming interfaces (APIs), and microservices, giving attendees the knowledge and skills needed to help businesses build secure, elastically scalable, and highly-reliable applications in the cloud. Training content for the AWS re:Start program is curated by AWS in collaboration with QA Consulting, who deliver the training courses. In addition to the training and placement, service leavers are offered support throughout the transition via a mentoring scheme specifically tailored to them.

AWS customers and APN partners who have committed to offering participants of the AWS re:Start programme job placements include BBC, Direct Line Group, KPMG, Securestorm, Sony, Splunk and Telegraph Media.

Participants completing the programme can expect to be eligible for many different technical positions within these companies, including highly sought-after entry level positions, such as first line help desk support, IT support analyst, software developer, IT support technician, network engineer, IT recruitment consultant, and IT sales roles. They will also gain the fundamental knowledge needed to immediately start working with AWS and building their own technology start-up business.

For more information and updates on where and how to apply for AWS re:Start, please visit: aws-restart.com.

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