Amazon Discover Spring Technology Participant

by Amazon


  • Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Panellist talks about the day in the lift of software engineers, interviewers discussing what they look for and dispelling myths of the application process, and showing the different affinity groups that exist at the company. There was also a workshop on soft skills, as well as how to do the coding test, and a workshop that ran throughout the event where technical (programming skills) were developed through individual and group exercises.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Developed an understanding of unit testing in code, and a new appreciation for object-oriented programming.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • The insight event was geared to those applying for the Software Development Engineer internship, so other roles, while discussed briefly during introductions, were not mentioned in great detail. It would also have been great if the different areas of software development projects and teams could have been discussed a little bit more.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It seemed very collaborative, where people are not afraid to ask each other questions about their problems in their job, or simply help on how to write certain types of emails. It seems quite friendly, and their work seems to keep them very busy as well.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I greatly enjoyed the experience. It was a wonderful eye-opener to what it is like working in Amazon, and what skills you need to develop in order to be successful there. It also made me a lot more confident in my programming skills despite not coming from a computer science background.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Amazon
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Amazon to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Amazon
  • Make sure you know an object-oriented programming language (for example, I used python) as the workshops will feel a lot more difficult if you do not. Programming experience makes the workshop a lot more worthwhile, but you do not have to be an expert at all. Just knowing the foundations of the language should be good enough to participate, though more may be needed to get through the application process.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Computer and Systems Engineering

East of England

April 2022

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