The Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary offers funding of between £3,500 and £7,500 per year to a female student attending one of the three universities neighbouring our three UK Development Centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.
Our development centre and customer service centre teams visited St Joseph’s RC Primary and Broomhouse Primary to serve kids breakfast and give them a healthy start to the day, marking the start of our partnership with Magic Breakfast in Scotland.
Five children’s books were shortlisted today for the prestigious Oscar’s Book Prize, an annual programme showcasing the best under-fives book of the year. The prize is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton and in partnership with Amazon, the London Evening Standard and the National Literacy Trust. Oscar Ashton was 3 and a half when he passed away from an undetected heart condition in December 2012. His parents, James Ashton and Viveka Alvestrand, launched the prize to commemorate him – a hunt for the best pre-school book of the year.
Our Prime Air teams in Cambridge are playing an important role building our future delivery system designed to safely get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones.
Set up by Oscar’s parents, James and Viveka, in tribute to his love of stories after he passed away at the age of three from an undetected heart condition, Oscar’s Book Prize has been backed by Amazon and the National Literacy Trust for two years running.
Our support in Scotland includes funding breakfast clubs in primary and secondary schools neighbouring our development centre and customer service centre in Edinburgh, Prime Now site in Glasgow, and fulfilment centres in Dunfermline and Gourock.