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23-June-2022

Pitman Training selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

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Pitman Training will provide Amazon hourly employees access to 13 flexible training courses.

This month, Pitman Training announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon employees access to 13 flexible training courses, which they can start at any time, to ensure they fit training in around their lifestyle.

“We’re immensely proud of our new partnership with the Amazon Career Choice Program,” said Paul Lewis, the MD of Pitman Training. “At Pitman Training, we’ve successfully helped students across the UK complete over one million courses. By using our market-leading combination of audio guides, workbooks and live software, we aim to provide Amazon's employees the opportunity to improve their career prospects, gain a promotion, or pursue a new career entirely."

One student who has already benefited from this partnership is Ramio Uus. After growing up in Estonia, Raimo decided to move to the UK where he began working for Amazon as a Warehouse Associate. Although Raimo wanted a career in IT, he recognised that he lacked the skills to pursue his passion. So, he underwent Pitman Training’s Advanced IT Support Technician Diploma to help him secure his dream job.

“When I first spoke to the team at Pitman Training, I knew I was in good hands. They helped me decide which course best suited my goals and were really supportive throughout the entire process,” explained Raimo.

“The Advanced IT Support Technician Diploma was comprehensive and easy to understand. I loved the practical elements but the best part about studying with Pitman was being able to fit my learning in around my work commitments.

“Before taking this course, I had no experience in IT, but after completing my diploma, I had enough confidence to apply for an IT Support Technician job with Amazon – which I got! My training with Pitman prepared me to answer the questions I was asked in the interview and helped me to get my CV right. I’m delighted to have achieved my diploma with Pitman - I couldn’t be happier.”

Pitman Training is the UK and Ireland’s longest-established training provider, offering students vocational training for 180 years. Since the first Pitman Training centre was established in 1870, Pitman has offered state-of-the-art courses and diplomas to help people achieve their dreams. Now, Pitman is helping Amazon employees pursue training and qualifications in high-demand fields such as office administration, data analysis, accounting, IT, HR administration, web development, software development and more.

Amazon’s Career Choice program is an education benefit that empowers employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program offers industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs.

Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators, choosing partners that are focused on helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job placements, and overall offering education that leads to career success.

“We’re looking forward to Pitman Training coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, Global Lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere. Today, over 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”

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