Job title: Area manager
Evelina, who lives in Dartford, joined the team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury as an associate instructor when it opened in 2017. In 2018, Evelina secured a place on the Amazon apprenticeship programme and started the business improvement techniques scheme. She was inspired to join the programme by her family and after successfully completing her apprenticeship, she has worked across multiple departments in a number of roles and is now an area manager with Amazon in Tilbury.
Why would you encourage young people to consider a career in (your industry)?
When I joined the Amazon Apprenticeship programme I was struggling with confidence and didn’t think I was good enough to progress,” said Evelina. “The apprenticeship gave me confidence and opened my mind to a new way of thinking, and that has been critical in helping me develop into different roles at Amazon. Since completing my course, I have achieved several promotions at Amazon.
What advice would you give to young people when they first get into a role?
If you’re thinking about doing an apprenticeship, then my advice is to go for it. It has given my career an amazing boost and has set me up for many more happy years with Amazon.