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Hi, applied for a degree apprenticeship last week, did the interview and online tests the next day, and a week later (today), been invited to assessment centre.I’d advise applying early.
Well done! Any advice for the online tests or interview? Specifics to know before hand or resources you used that helped?
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hi everyone!! im a current amazon sde apprentice in my first year, if anyone has any questions let me know! i'm happy to help
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hi everyone!! im a current amazon sde apprentice in my first year, if anyone has any questions let me know! i'm happy to help
Hey! Do you have any tips for succeeding through the recruitment process?
What's the work culture like at amazon? How strict is it?
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Hey! Do you have any tips for succeeding through the recruitment process?
What's the work culture like at amazon? How strict is it?
i made a complete and utter mess of every stage of the recruitment process so honestly, don't worry lol

i recommend just to relax and voice your thoughts honestly, there's nothing much you can prepare beforehand.. something you can do though is read and understand amazon's 14 leadership principles, these are used a lot in amazon and can be found online! there may be questions related to them in the interview too~

and as for the work culture, its so cooooool- it's not strict exactly but as you would expect from a massive business they expect you to do the work, but since you're an apprentice they're super nice i'm definitely enjoying it a lot and my manager encourages me to speak to her if i have any concerns! i haven't been to the office yet though ._.
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Hi, sorry for the late reply! I dont use this much. I applied to the Chartered Manager Apprenticeship.
Have you heard back yet?
got an email to say they will be giving out tests soon so yay. better late than never
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hi has anyone had any news on the sde apprenticeship yet?? probably shouldnt expect anything until after march 31st but still just want to know !!!
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i made a complete and utter mess of every stage of the recruitment process so honestly, don't worry lol

i recommend just to relax and voice your thoughts honestly, there's nothing much you can prepare beforehand.. something you can do though is read and understand amazon's 14 leadership principles, these are used a lot in amazon and can be found online! there may be questions related to them in the interview too~

and as for the work culture, its so cooooool- it's not strict exactly but as you would expect from a massive business they expect you to do the work, but since you're an apprentice they're super nice i'm definitely enjoying it a lot and my manager encourages me to speak to her if i have any concerns! i haven't been to the office yet though ._.
1) what's the dress code? if chill how chill?
2) does the pay increase at all over the 4 years?
3) who does the training? is it amazon or a uni?

thank u in advance !!!
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1) what's the dress code? if chill how chill?
2) does the pay increase at all over the 4 years?
3) who does the training? is it amazon or a uni?

thank u in advance !!!
1) the dress code is casual! t-shirt, jeans, etc. they're not strict with dress codes (from what i can gather anyway, still haven't been to the office lol) but basically anything you would wear to university is fine to wear in the office too

2) yes! the pay increases. some people here might be applying for different roles so i'm not sure how the pay differs. my role is Software Development Engineer, 1st year is £30,000 and increases by £2,000 each year. so in the fourth year you'll earn £36,000. sounds great until they cut tax haha ;-;

3) i like to think of the apprenticeship as school (QA) + work (Amazon). QA are the ones that teach us actual course material for our diploma + degree + other qualifications we will earn in the 4 years. everything about the job itself including job training is done by amazon. in the first few weeks they have 'introductory' days, you get to hear the previous apprentices talk about their experience + current employees in various parts of the company etc. you learn about the history of the company and more. training is role specific, you basically just learn as you go along. my manager teaches me things, my team and my mentor too. so it's more of a 'try it and learn' kind of environment. there's always something new to learn!!

hope that helps! ^_^
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1) the dress code is casual! t-shirt, jeans, etc. they're not strict with dress codes (from what i can gather anyway, still haven't been to the office lol) but basically anything you would wear to university is fine to wear in the office too

2) yes! the pay increases. some people here might be applying for different roles so i'm not sure how the pay differs. my role is Software Development Engineer, 1st year is £30,000 and increases by £2,000 each year. so in the fourth year you'll earn £36,000. sounds great until they cut tax haha ;-;

3) i like to think of the apprenticeship as school (QA) + work (Amazon). QA are the ones that teach us actual course material for our diploma + degree + other qualifications we will earn in the 4 years. everything about the job itself including job training is done by amazon. in the first few weeks they have 'introductory' days, you get to hear the previous apprentices talk about their experience + current employees in various parts of the company etc. you learn about the history of the company and more. training is role specific, you basically just learn as you go along. my manager teaches me things, my team and my mentor too. so it's more of a 'try it and learn' kind of environment. there's always something new to learn!!

hope that helps! ^_^
that sounds great !!!! very happy its casual (woudlnt have to buy a whole new wardrobe if i got an offer hahah) and the pay increase sounds fab (even after the tax cuts!!) and QA are epic we love them. thank u for letting me know !!
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Anybody applying for the Software Development Engineer apprenticeship and heard back regarding next steps, I applied like a month back and never heard a single thing back
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Anybody applying for the Software Development Engineer apprenticeship and heard back regarding next steps, I applied like a month back and never heard a single thing back
Me neither and I got referred, not heard anything back
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Anybody applying for the Software Development Engineer apprenticeship and heard back regarding next steps, I applied like a month back and never heard a single thing back
same, the application deadline was yesterday and ig SDE is probably the most popular so they wanted to wait it out - hopefully we should hear smth in the next couple of weeks !
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Hi there everyone, I applied for the Amazon SDE apprenticeship program in Edinburgh. I'm awaiting a response too; I applied internally, as I am a permanent Amazon employee, about a month ago. I'd love to know which cities have you applied for; I guess most of you will be contending for a spot in their London office. Regarding Amazon's response, I wouldn't worry too much as I came across this other forum here in TSR (Amazon Software Development Engineer Apprenticeship), where individuals shared their experience applying for the role in previous years. A career forum helper named Gent2324 kindly shared some of his insights on his personal experience applying for the same position last year. He said: "last year the applications closed end of march and next stage didnt start till the end of April, and the AC was in August , if your comfortable sharing cv you can pm and I can try and help, you should probably submit it soon as if you cant find a deadline date, they could just close whenever and you will have missed it."
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1) the dress code is casual! t-shirt, jeans, etc. they're not strict with dress codes (from what i can gather anyway, still haven't been to the office lol) but basically anything you would wear to university is fine to wear in the office too

2) yes! the pay increases. some people here might be applying for different roles so i'm not sure how the pay differs. my role is Software Development Engineer, 1st year is £30,000 and increases by £2,000 each year. so in the fourth year you'll earn £36,000. sounds great until they cut tax haha ;-;

3) i like to think of the apprenticeship as school (QA) + work (Amazon). QA are the ones that teach us actual course material for our diploma + degree + other qualifications we will earn in the 4 years. everything about the job itself including job training is done by amazon. in the first few weeks they have 'introductory' days, you get to hear the previous apprentices talk about their experience + current employees in various parts of the company etc. you learn about the history of the company and more. training is role specific, you basically just learn as you go along. my manager teaches me things, my team and my mentor too. so it's more of a 'try it and learn' kind of environment. there's always something new to learn!!

hope that helps! ^_^
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us; I'd love to connect, perhaps via Amazon Chime. Although I'm not sure how to go about it as I'm new to the forum, therefore, I haven't got access to private messaging yet.
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Hi there everyone, I applied for the Amazon SDE apprenticeship program in Edinburgh. I'm awaiting a response too; I applied internally, as I am a permanent Amazon employee, about a month ago. I'd love to know which cities have you applied for; I guess most of you will be contending for a spot in their London office. Regarding Amazon's response, I wouldn't worry too much as I came across this other forum here in TSR (Amazon Software Development Engineer Apprenticeship), where individuals shared their experience applying for the role in previous years. A career forum helper named Gent2324 kindly shared some of his insights on his personal experience applying for the same position last year. He said: "last year the applications closed end of march and next stage didnt start till the end of April, and the AC was in August , if your comfortable sharing cv you can pm and I can try and help, you should probably submit it soon as if you cant find a deadline date, they could just close whenever and you will have missed it."
hi! i applied to london! can i send you my cv so you can tell me whether its like good enough (even though i already submitted it?) thabks
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1) the dress code is casual! t-shirt, jeans, etc. they're not strict with dress codes (from what i can gather anyway, still haven't been to the office lol) but basically anything you would wear to university is fine to wear in the office too

2) yes! the pay increases. some people here might be applying for different roles so i'm not sure how the pay differs. my role is Software Development Engineer, 1st year is £30,000 and increases by £2,000 each year. so in the fourth year you'll earn £36,000. sounds great until they cut tax haha ;-;

3) i like to think of the apprenticeship as school (QA) + work (Amazon). QA are the ones that teach us actual course material for our diploma + degree + other qualifications we will earn in the 4 years. everything about the job itself including job training is done by amazon. in the first few weeks they have 'introductory' days, you get to hear the previous apprentices talk about their experience + current employees in various parts of the company etc. you learn about the history of the company and more. training is role specific, you basically just learn as you go along. my manager teaches me things, my team and my mentor too. so it's more of a 'try it and learn' kind of environment. there's always something new to learn!!

hope that helps! ^_^
hi i have another question (sorry) - when do offers come out? like do they come out early, mid or late august? just asking because i've accepted an offer from somewhere else and i need to know if i'll have enough time to decline that offer later on.

thanks
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hi! i applied to london! can i send you my cv so you can tell me whether its like good enough (even though i already submitted it?) thabks
Absolutely, I suggest you blur out your personal information before sending out your cv to anyone. I don’t necessarily know if getting your cv reviewed after you’ve already submitted it will do any good to your moral, but I guess you could learn from the feedback and implement those notions in your future resumes. As I stated earlier on, I’m new to TSR and therefore I’m not able to private message you, if you’re a seasoned member of the forum you should be able to private message me your CV. Hope that helps.
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hi i have another question (sorry) - when do offers come out? like do they come out early, mid or late august? just asking because i've accepted an offer from somewhere else and i need to know if i'll have enough time to decline that offer later on.

thanks
Congrats! where company is your other offer? Atleast you have a backup which is always good
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Congrats! where company is your other offer? Atleast you have a backup which is always good
morgan stanley!! thank you yeah and its a good backup too !!
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hi mais, i applied to the sde apprenticeship in london and got invited to the next stage today (13th april)!! did u get through?
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