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.
Learn about our programmes

Primary

We have collaborated with non-profit organisation Code.org to create Hour of Code: Dance Party, an interactive dance-themed online coding tutorial that gives students the opportunity to code characters to dance to songs from leading artists.

Secondary

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.

Apprenticeships

For students aged 18+ we’re offering support through apprenticeships. If you’re interested in becoming a computer science apprentice, click on the link below to find out how Amazon is providing support through a variety of different apprenticeships.

Bursaries

Amazon is working with The Royal Academy of Engineering to launch a new Amazon Future Engineer bursary scheme in the UK. Twelve awards worth up to £5,000 a year for up to four years will be made available to students progressing from A level or technical education courses to university for the 2021/22 academic year.
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