Amazon Operations Return to Work Program
Start date: Ongoing
Programme: Permanent supported hire opportunities; flexible working available
Are you ready to return to work full-time or wanting to slowly transition back into the professional world by taking on a part-time role? Amazon Operations is launching a new UK Return to Work Program for managers who have taken a career break of 2 or more years. They value employees from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, career paths and education and believe that people like you will come back inspired and ready to progress in your career.
What are they offering?
Amazon Operations is offering permanent roles from the beginning. They will make sure your transition back into the professional world is as smooth as possible. Here is what you can expect:
- You will receive coaching sessions and functional training that bring your skills up to speed before joining.
- Their managers are trained to develop every team member’s strengths and they will make sure to set you up for success.
- Besides regular development meetings with your direct manager, you will be assigned a buddy and mentor who will support you during your starting period at Amazon.
- You will have the chance to work with brilliant people from all over the world.
Who are they looking for?
Amazon Operations is looking for experienced managers with a wide range of skills and experience who have taken a career break of two or more years and who are a match with a selection of available opportunities in operations, supply chain and transportation, logistics, customer service, finance and support functions.
Amazon always welcomes applications from talented individuals. They will still review applications from candidates who have taken a career break of under 2 years, however the applications will be separate from the Return to Work Program.
Amazon’s mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Amazon’s evolution from website to e-commerce and publishing partner to development platform is driven by the pioneering spirit that is part of the company’s DNA.
Amazon don’t wait for the next big idea to present itself. They envision the shape of impossible things and then make them reality. So far, this mindset has helped them achieve some incredible things: to build new systems, challenge the status quo, and design the world they want to live in. They believe the work you do with them will be the best work of your life.
At Amazon, it’s always “Day 1.” In the 2016 shareholder letter, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared his thoughts on how to keep up a Day 1 company mindset. “Staying in Day 1 requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight,” he wrote. “A customer-obsessed culture best creates the conditions where all of that can happen.” You can read the full letter here.
Amazon has hundreds of millions of customers who benefit from diversity of thought. They are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to decisions and inventing on behalf of their customers. Their diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience.
They believe that diversity and inclusion are good for their business, but their commitment is based on something more fundamental than that. They think it is simply right. Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to tolerance and diversity. These are enduring values for them, which are reflected in their Leadership Principles, from Customer Obsession to Bias for Action, which you can read here.
How to apply
Explore the opportunities available through the Amazon Return to Work page. https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_pages/returntowork. As these are currently open roles, please apply as soon as possible. Please tell Amazon that you found the role through Women Returners.
If you have any queries about the programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Return to Work Programme query’ in the title.