Amazon Peterborough’s Sunha gets behind National Apprenticeship week

AN apprentice from Peterborough is calling on local people and her fellow colleagues to pursue the career they have always wanted by applying for an apprenticeship during National Apprenticeship Week 2019.

Sunha Zulfiqar (18) from Peterborough is a Network Engineering Apprenticeship at Amazon in Peterborough. She started her apprenticeship with Amazon in August 2018 and is working towards a qualification to become an Infrastructure Technician.

This week, Amazon is announcing that it will create a further 1,000 new apprenticeships in fulfilment centres and development centres across the UK, including 36 new apprenticeships in Peterborough. Sunha is also encouraging her fellow Amazon employees to pursue qualifications and training in their dream career by applying for the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme.

The apprentices will join Amazon’s world-class Apprenticeship Programme, where the courses typically run on average for three years and are fully funded by Amazon and mix theory and work-based training.

Speaking about the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme, Sunha told, “What I love most about working at Amazon is the opportunity to learn something new every day. It’s very rewarding, and I feel I have progressed so much in a short space of time. I find my confidence is growing every day and I’m really enjoying it. Amazon is such a diverse company and the fact that there is such a high racial and gender diversity here is so welcoming.”

Speaking about why she applied for the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme, Sunha said, “When I finished my GCSEs, I took part in a Microsoft course and it really piqued my interest in computing and IT. It was then that I knew this was the career path that I wanted to follow.”

“I was always certain an apprenticeship was the right choice for me, and when I learned about the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme, I knew I had to apply because it ticked all of the boxes for what I wanted to do.”

When asked what advice she would give to anyone thinking of applying for an apprenticeship, Sunha said, “I would recommend the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme to everyone. It’s such a supportive environment here. If you have any problems, big or small, everyone is always keen to help and that goes for everyone, not just those in my team, I find everyone super-supportive. I feel Amazon is a great company with a great reputation, why would you not want to be part of that.”

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019, Amazon has announced the creation of 1,000 new apprenticeships for new and existing employees in fulfilment centres and development centres across the country.

Starting on March 4, opportunities will be available to join apprenticeship schemes in Operations, IT and Engineering.

Amazon’s Apprenticeship schemes are designed to suit candidates with a range of experience, from those with life skills to school leavers who are 18+ with GCSEs or A-levels.*

Anyone interested in finding out more information about the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme can visit