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Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprenticeship- 20 month FTC

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Find your Future with Amazon Apprenticeships
Investment in apprentices is in our DNA. We look to constantly innovate and create. In order to do this, we recognize that whilst technology is a partner, it's our people that power us. We offer a broad range of apprenticeship opportunities to suit all candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications, and career aspirations. So, whether you are embarking on your career, or want a change in direction, we have an apprenticeship program for you, that will support your development in an innovative environment.

We're looking for people with a passion for learning. You'll need to be committed to your own development whilst implementing what you are learning as you progress through your apprenticeship program. In return, we provide first class on the job coaching, specialist partner training, and unparalleled experiences working within a diverse, innovative environment in which you will be challenged to excel and positively contribute. Apply today to be part of the story.

A day in the life
We prioritize health, safety, and well-being above all else; there is nothing more important. We strive to be industry leaders and raise the bar through innovation, continuous learning, and improvement. Our Safety vision is to establish and improve safe working operations and practices throughout the network and will achieve this by continuously developing and improving policies, and standard work.

As a Safety Technician Apprentice at Amazon, you'll gain a vast range of useful experiences and skills. You will work towards the Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) technician standard and also gain TechIOSH accreditation.
In this role, you will be based in one of our UK operations warehouses, where we store and process millions of items of inventory which are then shipped to customers all over the world. An operations warehouse is a very large, operationally busy environment, in which you may be required to work shifts, including nights and weekends.

You will build your skills over a 20 month period, starting in June 2024, which will help you develop personally and professionally. Your apprenticeship will be made up of;
• Classroom/virtual based training to cover the academic component of the apprenticeship standard, delivered by our specialized apprenticeship training provider using a blended learning approach.
• On-the-job training withiin your Amazon Workplace.
• Self led online learning & portfolio building
• Reflective learning logs to demonstrate your understanding of a task or module
• Mentoring from Amazon safety team members
• Guest speaker sessions, hearing from experts in certain Safety fields

You will attend a number of 1.1 sessions with a dedicated tutor from the apprenticeship training provider across the duration of the apprenticeship, as well as a collection of online virtual workshops, with guest speakers for open Q&A sessions.

Throughout the apprenticeship, modules covered include but are not limited to;
• SHE legislation, Methods & Theories
• Code of Conduct
• Risk Assessment
• Accident Investigation

You will work alongside the core safety team supporting with day to day tasks, learning how Amazon Safety works and delivers for its customers.
As you develop your skills, knowledge and behaviors you will become an integral part of the team, delivering the highest quality of service to our internal and external customers; ensuring everyone consistently operates safely.

The on the job experience and learning will help you build a portfolio of evidence towards your apprenticeship standard. As part of any apprenticeship, you are given dedicated time to focus on your studies in order to help you stay on track and work towards successfully completing your qualifications. Together with extensive development of your technical skills, you will also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organization, prioritization, data and problem-solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be qualified to apply for permanent roles within the Amazon Safety function across the UK; location flexibility may be required.

About the team
Amazon is the perfect place to start your career in Safety. Safety apprentices can work across a number of business functions to help deliver big or small projects safely and successfully, including loss prevention, HR and Operations Management.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Manchester, GBR


For this apprenticeship program we prioritize applicants eligible for government funding, the requirements for which are:
• Have you lived in the UK or in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years
• Be a resident in the country you are applying for the entire duration of the program
• Not be registered to study on a UK government funded course ending 31st May 2024 or later
• You will be 18 years old or older before the contract's start date (June 2024)
• 3 GCSE's including Maths and English
• Express a willingness to learn with a positive attitude
• Able to read, understand, and communicate fluently in English, and interact and engage comfortably with all levels of the business
• Ability to follow guidelines and instructions to operate safety at all times whilst meeting deadlines

Please note that you will be required to evidence your qualifications. If you have gained qualifications outside of the UK you must provide a Statement of Comparability to confirm they are equivalent.

Amazon is a 24/7 operation, you must have flexibility in working hours and shift patterns to provide cover for operational requirements, as such this role may include working weekends and/or night shifts.


• You are able to operate in a complex and fast paced operational environment
• You are able to demonstrate passion for apprenticeships and learning

Your recruitment process will start with your online application providing an up to date CV, as well as answering questions about the above basic qualifications. Following initial screening, this will take you to online testing. Please ensure you have access to a laptop, tablet, or Smartphone to complete these tests. We will invite suitable candidates to participate in a virtual assessment center which will comprise several different elements, including an interview with a member of the Safety team at Amazon.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).


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