The internet giant said the new centre ‘will help meet growing customer demand, further increase our product selection and support more third-party sellers under our Fulfilment by Amazon programme’.
Amazon vice president of UK customer fulfilment Stefano Perego commented: “We are delighted to expand our operations in the East Midlands. With capacity to expand our workforce to over 1,000 permanent positions in the future, this new team will play a crucial role in delivering a first rate level of service for our customers.”
Kegworth will be the fifth Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands, and joins facilities in Coalville, Daventry, Rugeley and Rugby, which will open later this year. In addition, the first dedicated UK receive centre opened in Coventry in 2018, and acts as a central hub to receive and sort millions of products sold on Amazon.co.uk each year.
Amazon has started recruiting for a range of new roles for the Kegworth site, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. Recruitment for the Amazon team who will pick, pack and ship customer orders will begin later this year. People interested in applying for jobs at Amazon should visit www.myamazonjob.com/fulfillment-centers/kegworth.
The company has a total of 17 fulfilment centres in the UK. There are three fulfilment centres in Doncaster and one each in Bolton, Coalville, Daventry, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley, Swansea Bay, Tilbury and Warrington.