The new roles will include resourcing Amazon’s fastest delivery service Prime Now, which offers a range of 15,000 products for delivery within an hour to customers who pay a £79-a-year annual fee, and is now available to one in three English residents.
UK Country Manager for Amazon, Doug Gurr, 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.”
This new recruitment drive will bring the total number of full time permanent employees to more than 15,500 by the end of this year, with new employees 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.
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