9 February 2018
As part of its efforts to meet growing customer demand, the online retailer Amazon is expanding its sprawling warehouse operation in the Midlands. The Seattle-headquartered group is set to add to its local operations, where it already has a dedicated workforce of more than 2,500 people, by creating an extra 400 positions for a wide range of roles. The vacancies will be based at Rugby, which will become the fourth Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands, alongside existing warehouses in Coalville, Daventry and Rugeley.
It is expected that in the coming weeks alongside factory floor recruitment, the company will also look to fill positions such as managers and engineers in addition to HR and IT specialists. The hiring process for the team members who will pick, pack and ship customer orders will also begin in the next few weeks.
Amazon said the work on offer in Rugby was for permanent roles that offered competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. The company said that the hourly pay rate for permanent Amazon employees would rise over the first two years of employment, when all employees would eventually earn £8.35 an hour and above. These staff would also be given stock grants, which should on average equal to £1,000 over five years.
In addition to Rugby, Amazon plans to open three further new fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry.
Amazon in the UK
The United Kingdom is a major market for the company which has already invested £6.4bn across the country. It currently operates a network of 16 UK fulfilment centres and sprawling warehouses that in total employ an existing workforce of 24,000 people. Of these 2,500 staff work at fulfilment centres in Rugeley, Coalville and Daventry.
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