Our Workplace

Our Upskilling Commitments

We want to make it easy for people to have access to the skills they need to grow their careers. Amazon is investing to provide free skills training to employees—helping them further their careers in high-paying, in-demand roles, such as cloud computing. We support employees’ personal growth and provide a workplace of respect and dignity for all people. Additionally, we are committing to provide free cloud computing skills training to millions of people around the world with programmes available to anyone.

AWS re/Start, the free cloud workforce training programme, expands to Portugal

Cloud career employment training brings opportunities to upskill and reskill individuals in local communities, and to build a diverse talent pipeline.
Training for technical skills
  • Our free training is designed to meet a wide variety of schedules and learning goals. Each program offers something different. Read on to learn more and get started.
  • AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers.
  • AWS Educate provides free, self-paced online training resources and labs designed to help learners practice cloud skills. Open to any individual, regardless of where they are in their education, technical experience, or career journey.
Skills training opportunities for employees
  • This innovative Amazon program is designed to support our employees who are interested in pursuing a future outside of the company. The Amazon Career Choice Program will pay up to 95% of tuition and associated fees for courses at accredited schools that lead to vocational certifications or Associate of Applied Science degrees in qualified fields of study.
  • Designed for individuals looking for foundational cloud computing skills, all the way to seasoned IT professionals looking to stay up to date on the latest technologies, we offer more than 500 free courses, interactive labs, and virtual day-long training sessions, and numerous free instructor-led webinars, in multiple languages. AWS Training and Certification also runs AWS Tech U, a 48-week residency program designed to help a select group of new AWS employees launch a successful cloud career.
  • In 2021 we offered 1,000 new full-time apprenticeship roles in 25 different schemes to match a diverse range of skillsets and ambitions—from automation engineering to broadcast production, robotics to safety technician.