FAQ : Returners

Frequently Asked Questions (EMEA)

What does the AWS EMEA Returners Program consist of?

  • The AWS EMEA Returners Program originally launched in the UK and Ireland in 2018 and continues to grow across additional EMEA locations
  • The AWS EMEA Returners Program promotes job opportunities to those who have been on an extended career break for 12 months or more, and provides robust onboarding to ease your transition back to work
  • The AWS EMEA Returner Program job opportunities consist of ‘Returnship’ (Fixed Term Contract) and Full-Time Permanent ‘supported-hire’ roles. Opportunities will vary between locations and businesses
  • To learn more about the AWS Returner Program and apply to current open roles, please visit the AWS Returners Website

What Returner Program roles are currently open?

  • To view the most up to date AWS Returner Program job opportunities please continue to check our AWS Returners Website which is updated regularly as new ‘Returner’ roles become available. You are also encouraged to view our AWS Careers Website where you will be able to view many other open vacancies. These roles may be managed by Recruiter(s) outside of the EMEA AWS Returners Recruiting team however we very much welcome your application here too

What is the eligibility criteria for applying for an AWS EMEA Returner Program role?

  • To apply for an AWS EMEA Returner Program job opportunity you must be currently on an extended career break lasting 12 months or more  
  • All applications will be screened against the required basic and preferred qualifications listed on the respective job description; requirements will vary from role to role so do make sure to review the specific individual job descriptions before applying
  • Before applying, take time to review the job description to see whether you meet the qualification requirements; Eligible applicants will meet most of the basic requirements. It is not essential that eligible applicants meet the preferred requirements, however for any requirements you do meet (basic or preferred) we encourage you to highlight them clearly on your CV 
  • For Returner Program roles you must be currently on an extended career break for 12 months or more so do make sure to clearly list on your CV the date(s) surrounding your career break 

What constitutes a career break?

We know that candidates can take a career break for many different reasons, including but not limited to; family, travel, passion projects, illness or accident recovery, caring for another. During your career break you may or may not have engaged in voluntary work, temporary/small-scale paid, or ad-hoc professional project/freelance work and now you’re looking to re-launch your career

How do I apply for a role at AWS?

  • All job applications must be submitted formally via the specific vacancy to which you are applying, listed on our careers website(s)
  • You can search for open Returner Program roles on our AWS Returners Website and all other roles on our AWS Careers Website
  • Please review our guidance detailed above on checking, and highlighting on your CV, your eligibility for a role, before applying


What happens after I apply and submit my CV to a role at AWS?

  • Once you have submitted an online application to a role at AWS, your CV will be reviewed
  • To find out the outcome of your CV review, you must check your application status online through the online portal of which you applied 
  • If your application is unsuccessful your application status will be updated online; in this case there will be no further communication from AWS regarding your application
  • If your application is successful and you are shortlisted for interview, an AWS Recruitment Coordinator will contact you regarding next steps and schedule the interview slot for you

Where can I find more guidance on your application and interview process?

Where can I find out more about AWS?

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