After struggling to secure employment since graduating, Amardeep has secured a role at Amazon thanks to his experience on our Get Into Technology programme.

Amardeep took part in the Get Into Technology programme in July 2020. Run over 12 weeks, in collaboration with AWS Re/start (Amazon Web Services) and Generation, Amardeep enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to increase his IT skills and knowledge. The programme also offered Amardeep the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and employment opportunities on completion of the course. Amardeep said:

I’d been unemployed since I completed my chemistry degree in 2019. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do but continued to apply for jobs without success.

‘When I graduated it was quite overwhelming, with no set path or direction it was down to me to be self-disciplined. I’d always had an interest in IT- I was learning certain IT disciplines online, like python coding, so when I saw this opportunity I applied straight away. The course has been incredible. I now know that this is the career I want to pursue.'

As well as offering the practical IT skills needed, the course also covers soft skills, so that you have the attitude needed to be in a work-place environment. I’m now feeling confident that I’m on the right path and I’ve got clarity, in terms of my career now. I’m 100% happy that I’m on the course and feel confident that I’m on the right path.

On completion of the course and following an exam, Amardeep will received an AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification and is now very happy in his new role.