THE University of Bradford has joined forces with one of the world’s biggest companies to give students the chance to enhance their employability skills.

It has signed up to join the prestigious worldwide Amazon Web Services Academy.

It gives students the chance to access cloud computing content to support their learning in a competitive digital workplace.

As a member of the AWS Academy, the university will help students become more proficient and certified in AWS technologies.

It will be run through Bradford’s new state of the art innovation-Lab, combining AWS content with existing and new academic courses, and students across all faculties will have the chance to develop their digital skills.

Professor Zahir Irani, Dean of Faculty for Management, Law and Social Sciences, said: “We are really pleased to provide this exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of cloud computing professionals, either as part of a degree course or, simply out of a desire to enhance digital skills development.

“With the relocation of our School of Management to city campus, we are in a strong position to create collaborative opportunities between staff and students from across the Faculties and enable as many students as possible to access AWS Academy.”

An AWS Academy spokesperson added: “IT professionals with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand and we’re proud to further advance the training and learning opportunities for students at the University of Bradford.

“With AWS Academy, students will be positioned as skilled professionals who can support IT initiatives with AWS technology knowledge and skill mastery.”

The university will also be offering the resource to local businesses, charities and organisations seeking to boost their cloud computing skills through AWS accredited teachers.