Amazon has today (Friday August 12) announced that a new fulfilment centre in Doncaster will open in summer 2017.
The new site in iPort will be Amazon’s third fulfilment centre in Doncaster. A fulfilment centre in Balby Carr Bank opened in 2010 and a second in Water Vole Way opened in autumn 2015.
Amazon will begin recruiting this summer for a range of positions, from operations managers to engineers, HR and IT roles to people who will handle orders at the fulfilment centre.
The 500 new jobs are in addition to the 3,500 new permanent full-time posts Amazon expects to create in the UK in 2016, spanning Head Office, Research & Development (R&D) Centres, Customer Service Centres, Fashion Photography Studio, AWS and Fulfilment Centres. This will bring the total number of full-time permanent employees to more than 15,500 by the end of this year.
Amazon’s vice president of UK operations John Tagawa said: “We already have two fulfilment centres in Doncaster so know from experience that there is strong talent in the region who would be well suited to working for Amazon. We look forward to hearing from people to fill a range of roles you would expect of a business like Amazon, from specialist professions such as engineering, HR or IT, through to large strategic leadership roles and people to fulfil customer orders maintaining our customer promise.” People interested in applying to work for Amazon should visit www.myamazonjob.com/opportunities.
Across the UK, Amazon employs people at its UK head office in London; three R&D Centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London; Customer Service Centre in Edinburgh; 10 fulfilment centres across England, Scotland and Wales; 29 delivery stations nationwide; the Fashion Photography Studio in Shoreditch, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) UK Data Centre Region.
In the autumn, two new fulfilment centres will open in Manchester and at Coalville in Leicestershire, creating 1,500 new permanent jobs over three years. Amazon will open a brand new London office in 2017 giving total capacity for 5,000 people.
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