Amazon has announced plans to create a further 1,000 permanent jobs across the UK this year, on top of 2,500 permanent roles previously announced in January, in preparation for the Christmas peak.
This includes resourcing Amazon’s fastest delivery service Prime Now, which a year after launch is now available to more than 30% of the UK population.
Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager for Amazon, said: “We are creating thousands of new jobs to continue to deliver the experience our customers know and love during the festive season and beyond. We are hiring for all types of roles from software engineers, computer programmers and corporate managers in our R&D centres and head office, to operations managers, engineers, service technicians, HR roles and order fulfilment roles in our fulfilment centres.”
Amazon is now planning to create more than 3,500 permanent full-time jobs in the UK this year. This includes 2,500 permanent roles previously announced in January, as well as a further 1,000+ permanent roles just announced. This will bring the total number of full time permanent employees to more than 15,500 by the end of this year, with new recruits working at the company’s UK head office in London; R&D centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London; the customer service centre in Edinburgh; fulfilment centres and delivery stations across the UK; the Fashion Photography Studio in Shoreditch; and to run the Amazon Web Services (AWS) UK Region due to be in place by early 2017.
Amazon has invested more than £4.6bn into the UK economy since 2010, and the news comes just weeks after business networking site LinkedIn ranked Amazon one of the top 10 UK companies for both attracting and retaining talent.