Computer science opportunities, from childhood to career
Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career programme to inspire, educate and enable children and young adults from lower-income backgrounds to try computer science.
With many schools closed due to COVID-19, Amazon Future Engineer has launched a free virtual coding programme available for students, teachers and parents to help build computer science skills for students learning at home.
Learn about our programmes
Get inspired at a robotics workshop at an Amazon fulfilment centre. Have a go at playing with mini robots and see computer science in action. Click below to learn more. You can also learn about our collaboration with Code.org as part of Hour of Code.
Train to be a computer science teacher with education charity Teach First and benefit from support and experiences from Amazon. You can also learn about how Amazon is supporting Teach First’s Careers Leader programme.
For students aged 18+ we’re offering support through apprenticeships and university bursaries. If you’re interested in becoming a computer science apprentice or studying computer science at university, click on the link below to find out how Amazon is providing support.
So many primary school-aged children express an interest in technology, but unfortunately we don’t get many opportunities to see it in action in the classroom. Giving children the opportunity to bring it to life in a creative and experiential way will only grow their interest. For some, it may be the first step on the journey towards an exciting computer sciences career.
Matt Thompson, Head Teacher, Brentnall Community Primary School
Having better access to computer science skills and the chance to be taught by highly trained teachers who have experience in a digital environment can be a transformative opportunity for young people – especially those from lower income backgrounds who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities.
Russell Hobby, CEO, Teach First
The bursary enables me to have a better focus on my studies, which is what you need when you’re at university. The mentorship through Amazon is amazing, it has given me the guidance that I lacked before.
Liana Ahmed, Amazon bursary recipient