Cloud Giant AWS Launches re:Start

15 January 2017

 Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched re:Start – an IT skills training programme and job placement service for people in the United Kingdom. Part of the Amazon Group, AWS is the global cloud leader with a range of cloud-based products and services which include compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, and nternet of Things (IoT) options. With global headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States, and UK headquarters in London, re:Start has received support from Slough-based QA Consulting, the ‘Prince’s Trust’ charity, and the Ministry of Defence in the UK. Companies that will support the service with jobs include Annalect, ARM, Claranet, Cloudreach, and Direct Line Group, amongst others.

re:Start underscores Amazon’s expansion of its productivity-based offerings and a departure from services that simply enable companies to simply host apps, websites or offer cloud storage. re:Start will focus on armed services veterans and young adults and the first trainees will be online March 27, 2017 with courses taking places at facilities in London and QA Consulting’s offices. While re:Start will initially only be available in the UK, the company will assess the future direction of the service.

“AWS re:Start is designed to accommodate participants at all levels of experience – even those with no previous technical knowledge can sign up,” explained the company’s website. “Participants who join AWS re:Start will complete technical training classes, led by AWS certified instructors, and will gain experience through on-the-job training. They will also learn about about multi-tier architectures, application programming interfaces (APIs), and microservices, giving them the knowledge and skills needed to help businesses to build secure, elastically scalable, and highly-reliable applications in the cloud. Training content for the AWS re:Start program will be curated by AWS in collaboration with QA Consulting, who will also deliver the training courses.”

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