The market value of a candidate who is trained and certified on AWS skills continues to be high.

As per ESG Research Insights Paper Commissioned by AWS, Understanding the Value of AWS Certifications to Organizations, October 2020 – 90% of organizations have seen an increase in productivity from employing AWS Certified staff. As per Global Knowledge, AWS Practitioner Certification was on the 8th place amongst top 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications globally for 2020

It is common knowledge that there is high demand for AWS Cloud skills in the UK. In February 2021, on LinkedIn, there were more than 5500 vacancies for entry-level (0-3 years of experience) and more than 4700 associate level (3+ experience) for individuals with AWS cloud computing skills in the UK.

In an era of high unemployment, it sounds rather strange that these positions are going unfulfilled! One of the reasons for this is the sudden spike in demand for Cloud resources during the pandemic without any matching supply. The pandemic has accelerated the move towards Digital. Cloud Infrastructure is the backbone of Digital Operations. While demand for Cloud Engineering & Operations resources was always high, the pandemic has further accentuated the same. Supply for AWS Cloud skills has not kept pace and employers are struggling to hire Cloud resources.

If you are reading this then it is quite likely that you are looking for alternate channels to hire Cloud resources. If you are a small and medium size company and struggling to attract qualified and certified AWS talent, you need to look no further! We have a solution for you. You should consider candidates from the AWS re/Start program. If you are a large IT services or Product company, we have a solution for you as well. We are happy to tailor the business/engagement models to suit your requirements.

This program provides an alternate talent pool for cloud resources. AWS has partnered with collaborating organizations (CO) like Primed Talent to deliver a learning experience, provide a pathway to earning AWS Certification, and support participants launch professional careers.

Why should you consider hiring candidates from AWS re/Start program? The reasons are plenty:

  • Access to a large pool of trained and certified AWS candidates who can perform junior roles in the Cloud
  • Cost effective
  • Low attrition rates – They tend to stay longer
  • Supports targeted inclusion and diversity initiatives of Corporates – the program targets disadvantaged youth, veterans & military spouses, women returners, ones made redundant by the pandemic, unemployed individual with outdated skills

So, what are you waiting for? Would you like to know more? Do reach out to us at with your requirements and we’ll be happy to help you with your talent shortages!

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