Amazon to create 10,000 UK jobs in 2021

Amazon has announced it will create over 10,000 new permanent jobs in 2021, taking its total UK workforce to more than 55,000 people.

The company said it will also invest £10 million over three years to train up to 5,000 employees in new skills.

The new jobs will include roles at its corporate offices, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and operations network.

In the summer, Amazon plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Hinckley, East Midlands, which will generate 700 new roles.

The company will also open a parcel receive centre in Doncaster and new fulfilment centres in Dartford, Gateshead, and Swindon that will each create more than 1,300 permanent jobs later this year.

Corporate roles will be available in offices in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Cambridge across fashion, digital marketing, engineering, video production, software development, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, and more.

“Amazon’s announcement today is fantastic news and a huge vote of confidence in the British economy, helping us deliver on our commitment to level up across the UK with a whopping 10,000 new permanent jobs,” said Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary. “As we build back better from the pandemic, this is a prime investment in our retail sector.”

Amazon’s UK country manager John Boumphrey said: “We have always wanted to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, and we have also committed to be Earth’s Best Employer and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. We’re creating thousands of good jobs across the UK from a diverse range of roles with excellent pay and benefits. We’re also delighted to be working with the British Chambers of Commerce on a pioneering approach to our Career Choice programme to provide the training, and skilled workers, needed to boost local economies right across the country.”

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