MEMBERS of the Dunfermline Amazon team have been going back to school as part of National Learning at Work Week.
The Amazon Career Choice programme helps train workers for in-demand jobs at Amazon and other companies.
The programme pre-pays 95 per cent of tuition and associated fees for permanent and fixed-term workers to undertake nationally-recognised courses for up to four years, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at Amazon.
Callum Dillury and Mary Molloy are two members of the team who have completed a course through the Career Choice programme and are now calling on others to follow in their footsteps.
Both are now undertaking the next level of their studies in order to qualify in their chosen field.
Callum said: “I’ve always wanted to get an HGV licence to help further my career and when the chance came up to get the licence through Career Choice I grabbed it with both hands. Since getting the licence, I haven’t looked back – in fact, I’ve become involved with the Career Choice Programme as an ambassador to encourage other members of the Dunfermline team to sign up for the programme.”
Mary, who has worked at Amazon for more than five years, added: “I think the fact that the company pays 95 per cent of your tuition is a fantastic incentive and really is too good an opportunity to miss. This is just the start for me – I’m moving on to study a NEBOSH Diploma and it’s these qualifications that will help me achieve my career ambitions.”
Paul Ashraf, general manager at Amazon Dunfermline, said: “The great thing about Career Choice is that employees can choose a course that can further their career either with Amazon or in a completely new line of work. We’re proud of our teams across the UK and we’re happy to support them in the areas they’re passionate about.”