Amazon’s award winning recruitment scheme for ex-services personnel

As an industry leader Amazon’s forces-friendly recruitment scheme employs hundreds of reservists, military spouses and veterans. And across all services and ranks.

The scheme has already been awarded Gold by Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  And now the Officers’ Association has honoured Amazon with its Officers’ Association (OA) Employer of the Year Award.

The OA award is in recognition of Amazon’s innovative ways of engaging with veterans and reservists, its commitment to recruiting them, and its role as a job creator within the e-commerce and digital streaming sectors.

Amazon’s Senior Program Manager for Global Military Affairs, Gillian Russell, accepted the award, alongside Yonatan Gal, Director of Operations UK.

Officers Association Award

The former Royal Navy officer said:

Amazon strives to be earth’s most customer-centric company. We actively seek leaders who can invent, think big, have a bias for action, and deliver results on behalf of our customers. These principles look very familiar to those who have served in the British military, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment.

Find out more about recruitment at Amazon:

A dedicated team of recruiters (consisting of veterans) at Amazon use the Military Talent Pool to source jobs across Amazon.  Sign up to be part of the Military Talent Pool

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