Creative Design Apprenticeship at Amazon

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Creative Design Apprenticeship

Learn As You Earn – Life changing careers with Amazon Apprenticeships

A qualification and a career at the same time? That’s a bit like having your cake and eating it, right? But it really doesn’t have to be one or the other. Learning and earning within an apprenticeship means you get both – a qualification and a career.

Amazon offers a range of opportunities to suit candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications and career aspirations. That is why we believe it is the perfect place to learn new skills.

Our Teams are crucial in ensuring that we continue to deliver and innovate for customers. We have big plans and want to continue to develop and retain the best talent.

Amazon apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and want to start a career now – or possibly retrain in a new direction.

To be successful you will need to be committed to your own development and be prepared to make the most of the opportunities, practical experience and qualifications given to you.

At Amazon we believe that every day is still day one.

A day to take a first step. A day to look forwards to new challenges. And today is that day for you. It's your day to be part of something great. A day to make your ideas come to life. And your day to join a company that redefines itself every day. That's the energy and passion behind Amazon. We're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people.

Our overall mission is simple: We want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds. This is your chance to make history.

About the role:

We are looking for an exceptionally talented, bright and driven person to join our Softlines marketing department as a graphic design Apprentice in the Content & Creative team. As an integral part of this team you will be designing visuals and creating graphics for onsite and offsite campaigns. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design visuals across different promotions, editorial pages, seasonal campaigns and fashion categories, working closely with the in-house design and content teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design graphics for EU Amazon Fashion marketing campaigns, as well as design page mock-ups to demonstrate the visual experience
  • Work from photoshop templates to create campaign assets required for localisation
  • Prepare, export & upload assets to the design server
  • Manage design projects that are small to medium in scope and complexity and execute them with direction

Because it’s work-based learning, you’ll also gain a whole range of useful experience and skills. You will work towards Creative Digital Design Professional standard and also gain

  • BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Creative Digital Design
  • Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship

You will build your skills over a 36 month period - starting in September which will help you develop personally and professionally across the 3 years. You will attend sessions to cover four main areas;

  • Classroom based training to cover knowledge,
  • On-the-job training ,
  • Online learning,
  • Mentoring from our human resources experts.

Alongside extensive development of your technical skills, you will also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organization, prioritization, data analysis and problem solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.

What we are looking for

Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a keen interest and passion for digital designs.

  • You can follow a list of guidelines and instructions (verbal or written) to deliver results and meet deadlines
  • You have a can-do attitude, flexible, adaptable and proactive
  • You are a hard-working, focused individual who thrives as part of a team but can also work independently when required. Furthermore, you must have a strong desire to learn, develop and grow as an individual in both a personal and professional sense.
  • You seek and respond well to feedback
  • You have attention to detail and have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for design and basic understanding of graphic design principles (colour, typography)
  • General understanding of fashion e-commerce environment

Candidates should be 18 years or over and have the right to live and work in England. You have a good fundamental understanding of graphic design principles with some experience of using Photoshop gained via self study or formal training. You have ability to think creatively and apply analytical and problem solving skills, driving issues to resolution and also should have a general understanding of fashion e-commerce environment and strong willingness to learn.

Amazon and COVID19

Safety is our priority. We are interviewing virtually for this role (and wherever possible).

Your recruitment process will start with your online application (providing your CV as well as answering questions about the above basic qualifications) and will then take you onto online testing by one of our recruiters.

As a last step, we will invite successful candidates to an assessment center where they will participate in a group exercise, execute a practical exercise and get a chance to present their profile, motivation and skills 1-on-1 during interviews or presentations.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

Academic qualifications

  • 3 A levels or equivalent
  • GCSE grade C/4 and above in Maths and English or equivalent

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has some knowledge/ experience of graphic design, and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have degree in Creative Designs or related subjects.

Preferred Qualifications / skills

These will be a plus for your career at Amazon but are not necessary to enter the program.

  • Illustrator & InDesign experience
  • Have an additional language (French, German, Italian or Spanish)

About Amazon

When launched in 1995, it was with the mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.” This goal continues today, but Amazon’s customers are worldwide now, and have grown to include millions of Consumers, Sellers, Content Creators, and Developers & Enterprises. Each of these groups has different needs, and we always work to meet those needs, innovating new solutions to make things easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective.

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