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Amazon to hire a further 2,500 staff

Amazon is to invest in its UK workforce to create 2,500 jobs in a nationwide hiring spree.

Amazon said it was hiring for roles in its head office and fashion photography studio in London; development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London; its customer service centre in Edinburgh; and its cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services. It will also be hiring in its dozens of delivery stations across the country and 16 fulfilment centres, including at new sites in Coventry and Bolton.

More than 650 permanent roles will be created in the company’s development centres and Amazon Web Services, in addition to hundreds of new head office roles.

Amazon will have more than 6,500 corporate, research and development, and Amazon Web Services roles in the UK by the end of 2018.

Amazon said it would also hire graduates and interns in a variety of technical, non-technical and operations roles. It said: “Graduates and interns play a vital role at Amazon, leading teams that work on key projects and helping it to provide an even better shopping experience for customers.”

The company is currently also recruiting a further 170 apprentices in fulfilment centres across the UK with opportunities in operations, engineering and facilities. 

With the new jobs added this year, Amazon will have recruited 27,500 by the end of 2018, bringing its total investment in the UK to £9.3bn since 2010.

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