Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a programme, called AWS re:Start which is aimed at providing training and potential employment opportunities for Service leavers, spouses, veterans, reserves and cadets.
This four week programme will take you through how to use the latest software development and cloud computing technologies.
It is completely free of charge, however you will be required to self fund accommodation and travel. AWS have gained support from a number of companies (including AWS themselves) who will offer work placements to those completing the courses, depending on performance and potential. Participants may also wish to continue on to take AWS Associate level certification.
NO previous IT, cloud computing or network experience is required.
General Sir Chris Deverell, Commander at Joint Forces Command:
“The launch of AWS re:Start, and AWS’s signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, validate the company’s commitment to our servicemen and women. The program recognises the value that Reservists, veterans, service leavers and their spouses can contribute to UK businesses and provides them with a clear path for learning and applying some of the technology skills in most demand across industries”.
There will be a pilot intake commencing March 27 2017, in Manchester. Further courses (possibly in other locations) will follow, with c45 people in each intake. AWS intend to train 1,000 people overall.
For more information and to register your interest, please click here.