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Amazon’s computer science education programme provides free access to STEM learning resources, including virtual school trips, coding courses, and career talks. Last month, Amazon UK Country Manager John Boumphrey spoke to students from Lochgelly High School about his career experience and unique insights.

This year, with more than 1,300 events funded in 703 cities from 25
different European countries, Meet and Code has offered free computer science-related activities, training, and apprenticeships to inspire,educate and equip young people with digital and coding skills.
Meet our latest Amazon Future Engineer bursary students! We’re proud to support another 30 exceptional women through university, helping to increase the diversity of UK STEM talent.
Combine Python skills with raising awareness on climate change by creating environmental posters on the Turinglab platform.
Free, fun and engaging, Amazon and Turinglab are providing equitable access to Python coding courses to upskill young people across the UK
From our online store to your doorstep, Amazon’s virtual fulfilment centre tours teach school children how robotics, machine learning, and incredible people across Amazon make the magic happen behind the scenes.

From our online store to your doorstep, discover how computer science, state-of-the-art engineering, and incredible people deliver customer orders at Amazon.
Two teenage girls win the Alexa Young Innovator Challenge - Amazon’s UK-wide AI coding contest - by designing new ways for Alexa to help solve plastic pollution and support people affected by substance abuse
To help create more opportunities for women to study STEM subjects in higher education, Amazon is working with the Royal Academy of Engineering to expand the Amazon Future Engineer bursary scheme.

The updated scheme offers twelve awards worth £5,000 a year for up to four years to students progressing from A level or technical education courses to university for the 2021/22 academic year.
Amazon Future Engineer has teamed up with Pharrell Williams, Georgia Tech, BCS, and Computing at School on an inspiring new learning experience exploring the intersection of music, computer science and entrepreneurship with racial equity! Why participate? Here are five great reasons!
Exposure to tech professionals increases student interest in tech and computing careers. Bring an Amazon employee to your class to deliver a virtual career talk and help your students better understand what it’s like to work in the tech industry... and what it takes to get there!
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and support the amazing young women in our lives. Educators are in a unique position to empower girls and give them the skills and confidence they need to succeed. With Amazon Future Engineer, you can help your students build their coding skills, and explore tech skills while celebrating International Women’s Day.
Thanks to our partnership with TeachFirst, we’ve been able to support the recruitment of more Computing teachers to its Training programme than ever before.

Having more Computing teachers in schools serving disadvantaged communities means that more children facing the biggest challenges in life can learn crucial tech skills.
The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize, delivered by Nesta Challenges, has unveiled a final shortlist of 40 inspirational projects from teams of 11–16-year-olds who are in the running to win a top prize of £20,000 or £5,000 for three runners-up. Some of the projects shortlisted include Sea-cleaning robots and a sanitiser-dispensing phone.
As part of Amazon Future Engineer, many of our employees take up opportunities to mentor, support and share their experiences with the next generation of builders, inventors, and innovators.
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