AWS Program to Place and Train UK Workers

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), just a month ago, announced its new London-based Europe region. Today, the company announced a training program and job placement program for AWS cloud-based computing and development in the U.K.
The program, called AWS re-Start, is designed to teach young people, military veterans and reservists, as well as their spouses, about the workings behind the AWS cloud. The program aims to reduce the UK’s growing shortage of digital skills and to enlist businesses to recruit participants.
The site states that AWS re-Start is a collaboration with QA Consulting and The Prince’s Trust and the Ministry of Defense (MoD). It brings together AWS Partner Network partners and customers to offer work placements for 1,000 people. AWS re-Start is AWS’s commitment to helping all types of organizations and all levels of developers transition to cloud computing.
“AWS Re:Start” introduces more people and addresses the need for more cloud computing staff.
AWS-certified instructors will lead technical training classes, and their students will get work experience with on the job training. They will learn how to design, build and architect cloud-based applications while leveraging AWS technologies; how best to set up new clouds leveraging best practices such as security compliance; and how to create applications using SDKs in Python and other popular languages.
The company has so far attracted more than 11 partners and customers to assist with the program, offering job placements for program participants.
The re:Start website states that AWS re:Start was designed to accommodate different levels of experience. Even those without technical knowledge can sign up.
The company also stated that “The Prince’s Trust will support students through their ‘Get into Technology’ Program with mentoring, soft skills, and help in applying to jobs, including resume writing and interviewing skills.”
Participants in re:Start-to-place will be able hire workers for a minimum of two weeks, then decide whether or not to hire them as employees or contractors.