AN AMAZON worker has shared his career story to celebrate Learning at Work Week 2023.

Ben Robertson, who is a senior operations manager at the Dunfermline fulfilment centre, is hoping to inspire others to achieve their professional goals through lifelong learning at work.

After joining the firm 11 years ago when he took up a temporary position, Ben, who previously worked in the brewing industry, has moved through the ranks and achieved five promotions.

He has taken various leadership and team management training courses to help him in his role.

“The training at Amazon is always super valuable and has an immense amount of detail that I can use to progress in my role," he said. "I’ve been astounded by the amount of help and support provided by Amazon. There will always be someone to give you advice on any topic and you can learn so much from everyone at Amazon in many different areas.”

When asked what the best thing about his job is, Ben added: “It’s all about the team and the people who go from work colleagues to friends. We’re all striving to achieve success, and everybody supports each other in the process. There’s a real unity in looking after each other.”

Amazon Dunfermline General Manager, Jamie Strain, said Ben is an example of how much you can achieve if you put your mind to it.

"We’re sure that others will be inspired to fulfil their own potential after hearing his story," he said. "Career development is at the core of our culture at Amazon. Employees have a wide variety of opportunities at their disposal, meaning that lifelong learning is possible for anyone.

"We look forward to seeing the great things Ben and his colleagues will do in their careers in the future as a result.”

Amazon is investing £10 million over three years in training up to 5,000 employees in new skills to meet the UK’s future employment needs outside of Amazon. It also partners with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and local businesses on the programme to identify regional skills shortages and focus training on local demand.