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The team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth recently welcomed students from Alfreton’s David Nieper Academy to the site for a series of workshops and a behind-the-scenes tour of the building.

Forty-one students spent the morning at the Kegworth fulfilment centre, taking part in workshops with the Reliability Maintenance Engineering (RME) and Operations teams to gain an insight into the career opportunities at Amazon.

The students also toured the fulfilment centre to see how Amazon stores, picks, packs and ships orders to customers.

Sarah Cain, Operations Manager, is one of the Amazon team who welcomed the students on site and led the workshops. She said:

“It was a pleasure to host students from David Nieper Academy at the Kegworth fulfilment centre. They really got stuck in to the challenges we set them in the workshops and I hope they enjoyed their morning with us.”

Kia Fazakerley was one of the students from David Nieper Academy who attended the Amazon visit. She said:

“It was so much fun to get a tour of Amazon. The workshops were really interesting and it was so cool to see the journey the parcels take through the fulfilment centre.”

Victoria Fawcett from David Nieper Academy added:

“The students really enjoyed the morning at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Kegworth. I know many of them were inspired by the career opportunities at Amazon, so thank you to Sarah and the Kegworth team for organising such a great event.”

School tours are just one of the ways Amazon supports the communities where it operates. Amazon has supported more than 500,000 students across the UK with free computer science and STEM education programmes through Amazon Future Engineer.

Amazon helps community organisations transport meals and other essentials to families in need through its pro bono logistics programme, Amazon Local Good, including more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in partnership with Magic Breakfast. And through its Multibank initiative, co-founded with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Amazon has supported more than 200,000 families experiencing poverty, with the donation of more than 2 million surplus essential goods.

Amazon partners with Comic Relief to help people tackle poverty and is the official home of the charity’s iconic Red Nose. Together with its employees, customers, and partners, Amazon has raised over £4.8 million to fund projects that support people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, and food insecurity across the UK, and around the world.

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