Amazon Graduate Jobs and Graduate Schemes
Amazon graduate scheme
Amazon is probably one of the most famous companies in the world. Based in Seattle, Washington, Amazon was started by Jeff Bezos in 1994 as an online book store; since then it has become one of the biggest e-commerce marketplace and cloud computing platforms in the world. It is also a major player in artificial intelligence and is growing as a content creator.
Amazon offers a number of student and graduate programs in the UK, and abroad. Many of their UK graduate jobs are located in London in their HQ, but there are a number of roles within its ‘fulfilment' centres across the UK and in their three development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London. They also have a fashion photography studio in Shoreditch and a data centre.
Amazon graduate jobs
There are usually a significant number of graduate jobs available at Amazon – especially if you are a STEM Graduate. If you have a technology or engineering degree, opportunities can include designing and building innovative technologies to designing game-changing consumer products. There are also a number of opportunities for PhD and Masters students to get involved with cutting-edge research that help to solve diverse technical problems across large scale platforms. Other graduate roles available with Amazon for STEM graduates include:
- Software and hardware development
- Applied science
- Product development
- Research science
- Data science
- Cloud support
If you want a career within the business and strategic side of the company, Amazon also offers graduate jobs in the following departments:
- Product management
- Marketing and sales
- Business development and analytics
- Operations management
- Retail/Consumer leadership
- Accounting and finance
Amazon graduate application process
Amazon publishes its roles on its own website as well as job sites like STEM Graduates and STEM Women. Once you have found a role that is allied with your academic background, skills and interests, you will need to submit your application. Typically. the application process for amazon graduate jobs will follow this route:
- Apply for role
- Application review
- Interviews (phone, in-person or virtual)
However, this process can vary, depending on the role. For example, if you are applying for a tech role, you may be asked to write a piece of code or provide examples of your work. Amazon has a huge resource available to help potential graduate recruits know what to expect and gives a helping hand to assist you through each stage.
The Amazon graduate program is competitive and, according to their website, they are looking for graduates who can embrace a high degree of ambiguity and work in a consumer-centric way. Those that work in Amazon are known as Amazonians and they have been ranked number 1 for the LinkedIn 2019 Top Companies in the UK. Amazon currently employs around 27,500 permanent employees across all its offices, ‘fulfilment' centres, research centres and data centres and their aim is ‘to be Earth's most customer-centric company.'
At STEM Women, we host a number of female-centric events for STEM graduates and employers across the UK and Ireland. Amazon has been to a number of our events. Sign up to your nearest STEM Women event today and meet employers looking for talented STEM graduates.
All information is correct at time of writing (April 2019)