LOCAL YOUTH GROUP GETS BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF AMAZON SITE
The Aspire Course is a 10-week bespoke programme designed to allow students to reflect on who they are and who they want to be. It shows young people some of the career paths available to them. The project is run by Essex-based charity 24-7 Prayer Stanford and includes interactive visits to workplaces.
The team at Amazon Tilbury invited the young members and their leaders for a behind the scenes look at the fulfilment centre, where the young people had a meet and greet with Amazon team members, including apprentices and engineers who work with Amazon Robotics technology, before taking part in a tour of the site.
Speaking on the visit, Amazon Tilbury’s General Manager Prajvin Prakash, said:
“Everyone at Amazon in Tilbury loved having the group into the fulfilment centre for a tour. It was brilliant to see how enthusiastic they all were to learn about what we do here. At Amazon we offer a number of apprenticeship schemes across Operations, IT and Engineering for candidates from all different backgrounds who want to develop specialist skills. We hope the visit showed the young people some of the many career paths we have here at Amazon and, most importantly, we hope they had fun.”
Caroline Smith, from 24-7 Prayer Stanford, added:
“The Aspire group and the leaders loved the special tour of the Amazon site. It was great to get a proper look at what goes on inside an Amazon fulfilment centre. It’s so important to get young people into real workplaces to show them the doors that are open to them. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Amazon Tilbury for having us and showing us around.”
The visit forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK, encouraging young people to think about their future careers and developing the skills they need to succeed.