As our Development Centre in Edinburgh celebrates its 15th anniversary, we went behind the scenes and met the team of past and present to find out why Scotland has been such a great place to invest in innovation.
Amazon invests heavily in the UK – more than £18bn since 2010. The company employs 29,500 people across the country, contributed a total of £793m in UK tax in 2018, and pays its associates industry-leading pay.
Up to 20MW of solar plus storage systems will be installed on fulfilment centre rooftops across the UK over the coming 18 months. We have also signed a deal ensuring 100% renewable electricity for our own UK buildings.
Speaking at the British Retail Consortium Annual Lecture, our UK Country Manager, Doug Gurr, identified five ways in which digital is transforming retail and called on the industry to work together to help prepare the UK for the future world of work.
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.