Amazon announces 4,000 new jobs in the UK

Amazon is creating more than 4,000 new permanent jobs across the UK this year, the online giant has announced.

The company said the recruitment drive would increase its permanent workforce to 75,000, having created 40,000 new jobs over the past three years.

Amazon said it had invested £1 billion across the UK and become one of the country’s 10 largest private sector employers.

The new roles are spread across the UK and include new fulfillment centers set to open in Wakefield and Knowsley.

The jobs announced Friday include roles in business and technology functions in software development, product management and engineering, as well as operations teams.

“We continue to invest in talent across the UK, from apprentices in Swansea to data scientists in Edinburgh,” said John Boumphrey, Country Director of Amazon UK.

“People join us not only for the wide variety of roles, excellent salaries and benefits, but also for the career development opportunities we offer.

“Candidates recognize that we are an employer with great development potential, and we are proud to have so many employees who are growing and seizing the opportunity to learn new skills that will pave the way for new jobs at Amazon and beyond.”