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Build a successful career in cloud computing as a military veteran.

Find your next calling in the cloud.

The Technical Apprenticeship program helps members of the military community—veterans and their spouses—transition to careers in cloud computing. Even without previous technical experience, our apprentices will gain valuable skills through a paid training course coupled with on-the-job training to best prepare them for careers at Amazon. As part of this program, you’ll work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, gaining knowledge, certification, and placement at one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.

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"The Technical Apprenticeship program has significantly impacted my career in the best way possible. When I was transitioning out of the military, I knew I wanted to enter the tech industry, but I didn’t know how to get there. To make it even trickier, I didn’t have a traditional IT background or degree. I found this program and it has been amazing."

Karla Navarrete, Systems Development Engineer, EC2 Nitro
U.S. Army Veteran

There’s a challenge here for everyone.

All of our paid apprenticeship training courses are followed by up to 12 months of paid, on-the-job training that will bring your military skills and experience to life. Here are the different career paths you can choose from.

Associate Cloud Consultant

In this 12-week training course, you’ll learn how to help our customers and partners solve technical problems and implement innovative cloud solutions.

Cloud Support Associate

In this 14-week training course, you’ll learn how to provide world-class technical support and resolve critical problems for our customers in a timely manner.

Solutions Architect

In this 14-week training course, you’ll learn how to use our products and services in order to deliver the right solutions to our customers and drive future innovations.

Software Development Engineer

In this 18-week training course, you’ll learn how to utilize cutting-edge technology to solve complex customer problems and see the impact of your work in the real world.

Support Engineer

In this 12-week training course, you’ll learn to become skilled in fixing and improving on technical problems, including network configuration, account setup, and more.

Technical Account Manager

In this 12-week training course, you’ll learn how to help our customers understand best practices around cloud-based solutions, as well as diagnose technical issues with our products.

Technical Sales

In this 10-week training course, you’ll learn to qualify new leads, profile customers, and provide input on which sales campaigns generate the best leads for your vertical.

"As an engineer with a non-traditional background I found that I was stuck at a certain skill level. The Technical Apprenticeship program gave me access to an array of resources and tools that helped me overcome these obstacles. What I have enjoyed most about the program is learning and growing alongside my fellow military community members. It has also given me more confidence and reinforced that I’m pursuing the right profession."

David Marchante, Software Development Engineer, AWS Commerce Platform
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

"As a military spouse, my eclectic work history was always a barrier to entering the tech industry. I was also hesitant going the more traditional educational route, because I was still paying off student loan debt from a previous degree. The Technical Apprenticeship program gave me an opportunity I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’m relieved to finally have a career I can continue to pursue even if our next duty station forces me to work remotely."

Paula Thomas, Software Development Engineer, AWS Insights
Military Spouse

A proven track record.

Our program has already created paths to technical jobs for hundreds of candidates working to break into careers and wanting to see a bigger impact of their work across the globe.


apprentices since start of program.

90% completion rate

for all apprentices in instructor-led training.

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AWS hires 1,000th Technical Apprentice

Military veterans and spouses bring an array of valuable skills to AWS, and it doesn’t need to include tech expertise. Read our blog to see the interesting paths that led AWS’s 1,000th hire and other Technical Apprentices to new careers in technology.

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