Experis to offer long-term work placements and further training for AWS re:Start military graduates
Experis has today announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the company’s AWS re: Startprogramme – a training and job placement scheme for young adults and military veterans, members of the military reserve, those leaving the Armed Forces and service spouses. Experis is a global leader in professional IT resourcing, and as part of AWS re:Start, will work to help military graduates get hands-on experience working at some of the most prominent organisations in the UK, and provide them with a long-term career as an Experis Employed Consultant.
Graduates working as Employed Consultants will also receive a further two years of digital training, tailored to the individuals’ specific goals and career aspirations, as well as the needs of the businesses they are placed in.
Geoff Smith, Managing Director of Experis Europe, said, “Experis is not just committed to finding the best talent in the marketplace for our clients, but also training and developing people with the right skills to help the market to bridge the growing cloud demand gap. We recognise that there is a digital skills shortage, and rather than just comment on it, we want to work with the industry to help address this problem.”
Launched in January 2017, the AWS re: Start programme aims to educate 1,000 individuals in the latest digital skills including software development, cybersecurity and cloud computing technologies. The initial AWS re: Start four-week course, delivered by APN Training Partner, QA Consulting, provides participants with the fundamental building blocks and soft skills needed to support their future careers in technology. Once they’ve completed the course, AWS will work with Experis, Sage, and the MoD to place and support the graduates in work.
“Placing veterans into meaningful work is an incredibly rewarding initiative to be part of. We want to help create a programme that provides service leavers with the opportunity to learn new skills and embark on a career that is both fulfilling and financially rewarding. We believe this programme is a great way to help them achieve that,” concludes Smith.
“AWS re:Start is a training and job placement programme that educates and provides service leavers with the fundamental software and cloud development skills on which they can build a career for their future,” said Gavin Jackson, UK Managing Director of AWS, comments. We’re excited to have Experis join the programme to provide military veterans with access to even more training and job opportunities.”
To find out more information about the programme, please see the website.