Amazon holds free virtual training and recruitment event in the UK

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Amazon held one of the largest free virtual training and recruitment events in the UK yesterday, in bid to create more tech roles in the country.

The corporate event, which aimed to fill 2,500 tech and operations roles was hosted on amazoncareerday.com and was designed to support all job seekers, at Amazon or another company.

Thousands were expected to tune into the event and 3,000 job seekers signed up to the free one-on-one carrier coaching sessions.

New research conducted by Amazon, which surveyed 1,000 professionals (both employed and unemployed) adults in the UK found that 21 per cent are actively searching for a new job.

A further 38 per cent of UK professionals are interested in changing jobs however not actively looking.

The pandemic has clearly had a lasting effect on Britain’s workforce, as 29 per cent said it caused them to reconsider their career path.

READ MORE: Amazon will pay 100% of college tuition fees for its US hourly employees

“From entry level to expert, these 2,500 roles offer opportunity for jobseekers at any stage of their career. And spread across the UK, these vacancies add to what’s already on offer in our jobs market,” UK Government Minister for Employment Mims Davies said.

“As we recover from the impact of the pandemic, our multi-billion Plan for Jobs is all about connecting jobseekers with the best opportunities out there and it’s encouraging to see big employers ramping up their recruitment as we start to see people return to work and progress.”

Amazon promises competitive pay, excellent benefits and an “engaging work environment” for its employees.

Amazon UK country manager added: “Whether you’re looking to start your first job, to gain new skills, or thinking of a completely fresh start in a new field, we have thousands of exciting opportunities available right across the UK.”

“We created Career Day to provide free guidance, coaching, and inspiration to anyone who wants to develop their career, whether that’s with Amazon or somewhere else.

“Whether you see your long-term future at Amazon or elsewhere, we provide a wide range of training and development opportunities to take your career to the next level.”

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