In partnership with QA Consulting, Sage and Experis, Amazon Web Services have developed a customised training, mentoring and job placement scheme that will equip you with the skills and confidence to perform technology roles at various levels of expertise. Qualifying applicants who are eligible for the AWS re:Start programme include: Service leavers, reservists, veterans, cadets, cadet force adult volunteers and spouses of all these groups.
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Both AWS and QA will help you to get exposed to a variety of organisations, clients and partners, and will provide career advice following the AWS re:Start programme.
You could either be employed by QA Consulting working with one of their Blue Chip clients, or, directly with an AWS existing customer. The following roles, in order of seniority, will be available to those with relevant digital skills:
The AWS re:Start training programme includes a 4-week FREE training course, delivered by QA. It is designed for people with no prior experience or training within any technology field, as well as those who have worked within a technology role previously. The course is not streamed according to experience, but does ensure that by the end of it, all students will have the same baseline knowledge of the AWS platforms and architecture to be able to successfully commence a career within the digital industry. After the training course, you will get a work-experience placement, based on merit, within one of the participating partners, to put the skills learned on the course into practice. We cannot guarantee that the work experience placement will be in a geographical location of your personal choice (and you may need to consider a placement in other locations), although we will try and meet your preference where possible.
This course is aimed to provide the participants with enough knowledge and skills to develop proficiency in Frameworks and Tools that enable designing, developing and implementing solutions on AWS.
AWS re:Start is supported by the Ministry of Defence and their resettlement Service, the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). The aim is to assist cadets, Service leavers, reservists, veterans or spouses of any of these people with a new career opportunity.
The AWS re:Start programme aims to address the growing deficit of digital skills to available jobs.
Working with QA Consulting, The Prince’s Trust, and The Ministry of Defence (MOD), the AWS re:Start programme will see 1,000 people from military or disadvantaged backgrounds given the knowledge and skills to jump start their career within the digital economy. Supported by AWS partners and customers, the programme will endeavour to find a work attachment for each of the 1,000 participants being trained.
This is a four week programme to provide the foundational knowledge of AWS services. This is aimed at those with little or no prior technical or AWS experience, as well as those who have existing experience of working within technology. The aim of this course is to equip you with a fundamental knowledge and skills to design, develop and implement solutions on AWS.
The training delivered through the AWS re:Start programme will focus on Enterprise Architecture, which will give you the business and architectural skills to be able to identify a problem or issue and suggest and make a recommendation to fix it. Following this, you will get an introduction to object-oriented programming, syntax and the inner workings of the Java programming language. What you learn will be reinforced through practical project work. You will learn about general technology concepts such as multi-tier architecture, relational databases, message queuing, service-oriented architecture, web services, application programming interfaces (APIs), encryption, networking, DevOps, and Software Development Life Cycle.
You will also learn about cloud computing and AWS core services including Compute (Amazon EC2), Storage (Amazon S3), Databases (Amazon RDS) and Networking (Amazon VPC) as well as skills on how to successfully navigate the AWS console to securely set up new cloud infrastructures.
Once you complete the programme you will get a certificate indicating so and will get a work experience placement with an AWS customer or partner.
This will take place at training centres in London and Manchester with further locations to be confirmed according to demand.
The training course is a non-residential programme, so no accommodation will be provided.
Training courses will run every 6-8 weeks so keep checking the website for updates on when the next course is due to start.
We will work with you to try and find a suitable work experience placement. There is no guarantee that we will be able to source a work experience placement in your location of choice nor is there any guarantee that this placement will lead to a permanent role.
Training courses will run every 6-8 weeks so please check the website for updates on when the next course is due to start and the deadline for applications.
If you have completed the course you will have the ability to work in roles such as 1st line helpdesk support and junior IT support analyst, software developer, support technician, network engineer, recruitment and sales-based roles.
QA Consulting are committed to employing 100 AWS Consultants in 2017 and giving an additional 8+ weeks of training required to become an AWS Consultant, at QA Consulting.
This is a non-residential programme, so no travel or accommodation is provided.
You will be able to use your remaining unused resettlement entitlements and allowances to support the AWS re:Start programme, as required. This will assist with any travel and/or accommodation requirements.