Amazon’s new fulfilment centre is to open in Manchester come fall and is said to offer 1,000 new jobs over three years. The e-retailer will recruit everything from engineers to operational managers and future Amazon employees can look forward to private medical insurance, employee discount and subsidised meals.
The fulfilment centre in Manchester is one of two planned Amazon centres in the UK. The other one is to open in Leicestershire and will create an additional 500 new permanent jobs.
Has Spent £4.6 Billion in the UK Market
Once the two new centres are up and running, Amazon will have 12 fulfilment centres in the UK. According to Amazon the company has spent £4.6 billion in the UK market since 2010.
- We are excited to open our first fulfilment centre in the North West of England, creating 1,000 new permanent jobs over three years with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. We are proud to continue to add new permanent jobs to grow our dedicated and enthusiastic workforce who play a crucial role in delivering a first rate level of service for our customers, said John Tagawa, Amazon’s Vice President of UK Operations.
New employees at Amazon in the UK will earn at least £7,20 an hour, but that amount will grow over the first years of employment. The company will also give its permanent employees stock grants which with a little luck could develop into a bonus. Over the last five years the bonus has come to an average of £1,000 per person a year, according to Amazon.