APPRENTICESHIPS are set to become available at Amazon in Gourock as part of a scheme to hire over 1,000 new full-time workers across the UK.

Recruitment has started for 25 different apprenticeship schemes in fields such as engineering, creative digital design and health and safety.

Roles include 100 degree-level apprenticeships and more than 500 apprenticeships for existing Amazon employees to retrain and gain new skills.

Steven Giddings, who recently completed the team leaders apprenticeship and is based at Faulds Park, is encouraging people to apply.

The 39-year-old managed a family-owned leisure business for 16 years before joining Amazon in 2016 as a temporary associate.

Steven said: "The opportunities the apprenticeship has opened up for me within Amazon are incredible, and I am thankful for the knowledge it offers which will allow me to progress in my career within the company."

Apprentice programmes last between 14 months and four years and a typical apprenticeship combines theoretical learning with hands-on training.

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