Over the course of this year Amazon will bring in 5,000 new jobs to the UK, pushing their workforce to more than 24,000 people. They will be expanding their current UK fulfilment centres along with three new cites in Tilbury, Doncaster, and Daventry. Along with these new employment opportunities, Amazon will also be offering apprenticeship programmes in logistics, engineering, and warehouse roles.
Doug Gurr, UK country manager of Amazon, said: “We are hiring for all types of roles from flight test engineers, software engineers and corporate managers in our development centres and head office, to operations managers, supervisors, engineers, service technicians, HR roles and order fulfilment roles in our fulfilment centres. We are also proud to empower many thousands of others to work alongside Amazon in serving our customers – from Marketplace sellers to Flex delivery drivers to Kindle Direct Publishing authors.”
Even Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, feels confident in the works of Amazon and everything they plan to deliver for its customers. He said: “Amazon’s commitment to London will deliver new jobs and growth for the economy and offers further proof of our status as a world-class destination for global technology businesses.”