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03 September 2020 18:34

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Amazon to create 7,000 jobs across the UK: here's where and how to apply

Online shopping has been consistently on the increase however, with more than one in seven UK retailers (15 percent) creating new roles to cope with demand according to a study from Barclays. Amazon has already taken on 3,000 new employees this year, so by the end of 2020, it will have recruited 10,000 extra staff in the UK. More than 50 sites will take on extra workers, including a new warehouse in Darlington which opened in May, and two new centres opening in the autumn, another in the North East and one in the Midlands. Amazon jobs: There are three new warehouses in Darlington, Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire "We are employing thousands of talented individuals in a diverse range of good jobs from operations managers and tech professionals through to people to handle customer orders." If you want to apply for a job at Amazon, Express.co.uk has a step by step guide below. READ MORE Amazon Prime live stream: How to watch US Open for FREE - easy trick How to apply for a job at Amazon The job creation programme centres around three new warehouses in Darlington, Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Amazon is to create 7,000 jobs in the coming months at its warehouses and other sites across the UK. The internet giant said the jobs would be spread across more than 50 sites, including corporate offices and two new fulfilment centres launching in the autumn in the North East and in the Midlands. Online retail giant Amazon is creating hundreds of new jobs in Wales as part of a huge expansion across the UK as it targets recruiting 10,000 new permanent staff this year. So far this year Amazon has already hired a further 3,000 permanent staff across it UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations. Due to a significant rise in business, in part driven by increasing online shopping as a result of the pandemic, it is now adding a further 7,000 new permanent roles by the end of this year.

In Wales it will mean that more than 200 additional permanent roles will have been created by the end of this year. Specifically the fulfilment centre in Swansea, which currently employs around 1,000 people, will create a further 200 permanent roles by December. Online retail giant Amazon is to create 7,000 new jobs at its warehouses and other sites across the UK in the coming months. The new jobs will be created at Amazon's warehouses, sorting centres and delivery sites as well as in its offices. Amazon has already offered temporary roles to thousands of people whose jobs were impacted at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of whom will now be offered a permanent job.

Amazon is also creating more than 20,000 seasonal positions across the UK ahead of the festive period at its sites across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and at three pop-up warehouses, or "fulfilment centres" Stefano Perego, Amazon's vice president of European customer fulfilment, said: "We're proud to be creating 10,000 new permanent roles across our UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations offering competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. "Our people have played a critical role in serving customers in these unprecedented times and the new roles will help us continue to meet customer demand and support small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. "The new state-of-the-art robotics fulfilment centres in the North East and the Midlands, as well as the thousands of additional roles at sites across the country, underline our commitment to the people and communities in which we operate. "We are employing thousands of talented individuals in a diverse range of good jobs from operations managers and tech professionals through to people to handle customer orders." Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: "While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 jobs in the UK this year. The company has already taken on 3,000 new employees this year, so by the end of 2020 it will have recruited 10,000 extra staff in the country.

The new jobs will be created at Amazon's warehouses, sorting centres and delivery sites as well as in its offices. The 750,000 sq ft fulfilment centre at Rugeley, which opened in 2011, is hiring for the seasonal roles to support around 1,000 permanent employees during the festive period. Its delivery station in Birmingham will have increased its permanent headcount from around 50 at the beginning of 2020, to around 70 by the end of the year and is also recruiting for more than 120 seasonal roles. Amazon said the new roles, including engineers, graduates, human resources, IT, health and safety and finance specialists, as well as the teams who will pick, pack and ship customer orders, will help it meet growing customer demand. It is also creating more than 20,000 seasonal positions across the UK ahead of the festive period at its sites across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and at three pop-up warehouses, or "fulfilment centres".

Stefano Perego, Amazon's vice president of European customer fulfilment, said: "We're proud to be creating 10,000 new permanent roles across our UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations offering competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. "Our people have played a critical role in serving customers in these unprecedented times and the new roles will help us continue to meet customer demand and support small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. "The new state-of-the-art robotics fulfilment centres in the North East and the Midlands, as well as the thousands of additional roles at sites across the country, underline our commitment to the people and communities in which we operate. "We are employing thousands of talented individuals in a diverse range of good jobs from operations managers and tech professionals through to people to handle customer orders." Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: "While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 jobs in the UK this year. At the centre of the job creation programme are three new warehouses in Darlington, Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, each fitted out with advanced robotics technology and each creating more than 1,000 new permanent roles.