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England, Scotland, Wales
Programme Length
4 years
Apprenticeship Level
Minimum Entry Requirements
2 A levels (or equivalent) at C/4 or above in either Mathematics, IT, Physics or an Engineering related subject,
or have completed a BTEC level 3 engineering qualification of 180 credits which must include further mathematics,
or have a maintenance or Engineering HNC/D qualification - preferably with a PLC, automation, electronics or electrical bias,
Qualification Gained
Bachelors Degree in Controls and Automation Engineering.
Working Pattern
Full-time shift pattern
Office Type
Fulfilment Centre
Training Breakdown
Year 1: residential technical training centre
Years 2-4: 1 or 2 week block release
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Our engineers are creative thinkers, eager to roll up their sleeves and solve problems. They have the opportunity to work with the latest and greatest technologies and are expected to continuously develop and invent ways to improve current processes. They focus on efficiently making correct decisions of a time-critical nature. The culture is very fast paced and fast moving. Engineers at Amazon get a lot of work done in a short amount of time.

Our innovative Engineering departments design, implement, and maintain our fulfilment centres. This encompasses several different areas – process engineering, capacity/demand planning, material handling, equipment design and implementation, fulfilment centre project management, construction management, and packaging engineering. In turn, there’s opportunity for rapid professional growth.

Amazon is the perfect place to start your career in automation engineering maintenance. Due to our scale, we have an unrivalled range of equipment, technologies and facilities, so there are a huge variety of projects you can work on during the programme.

You will build your skills over a 48 month period - starting in September - that includes:

- Classroom based training hosted offsite,
- Amazon’s on-the-job training programme, delivered by our specialist teams, and
- Mentoring from our automation engineers.

Alongside extensive development of your technical skills, you also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organisation, prioritisation, data analysis and problem solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.

Not only will you receive invaluable learning, development and professional experience, you also gain a number of externally recognised qualifications and your bachelor’s degree.
“I chose an apprenticeship over university or work because I can study towards my qualifications, gain the practical knowledge and also earn money at the same time.”
Camila Rey da Rosa – Mechatronics Apprentice

Start Your Journey

Online application
Upload your CV, fill in your details and answer eligibility questions
Online tests and video interview
Maths and English competency tests, Engineering competency test, video interview to tell us about your background, motivations, knowledge, skills and interests
Virtual / onsite assessment centre
Assessment centres include: a site tour, group exercise, practical task and individual interviews
If successful we will extend you and offer to join our programmes and our recruitment teams will send you a contract of employment
Onboarding process
Our recruitment teams will complete the necessary background checks, register you with the programme training provider and obtain any personal information needed to begin your employment



Ready to live your best life?

Apply today. Roles are available throughout the UK, across our Operations and Corporate offices.