Amazon UK to create record 5,000 full-time jobs in 2017
Today we announced plans to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs this year, taking our total UK workforce to over 24,000 by the end of this year. We’ll be offering a variety of job opportunities to people with diverse backgrounds and skills – ranging from software developers, engineers and technicians, to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training. Jobs will come with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, and will be created across our UK sites.
In addition to these full-time jobs, we also announced a new apprenticeship programme, offering hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities in engineering, logistics, and warehousing roles in fulfilment centres across the country.
Amazon will also open a new head office this year in the 15-storey Principal Place in Shoreditch, East London. Located on Norton Folgate, between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations, Principal Place is a mixed-use development with a 600,000 sq. ft. office building and an adjacent residential tower. Amazon will also maintain its 60 Holborn Viaduct office providing capacity for more than 5,000 employees in the capital by the end of 2017.
“We are creating thousands of new UK jobs including hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities as we continue to innovate for our customers and provide them with even faster delivery, more selection and better value,” said Doug Gurr our UK Country Manager. “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 sellers to Flex delivery drivers to Kindle Direct Publishing authors.”
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added: “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. Home to some of the world’s top tech talent, London is Europe’s leading technology hub. Amazon’s continued growth in our city is another sign that London remains open to innovation, entrepreneurship and investment from all over the world.”
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