Online retailer Amazon to recruit new staff for its Daventry centre

Amazon is to create new jobs in Daventry.
Amazon is to create new jobs in Daventry.

Internet giant Amazon is creating new jobs at its fulfilment centre in Daventry.

The retailer has announced it will recruit 2,000 new staff this year across the UK with a number of the new jobs being available at its site in Daventry.

More than 130 of the jobs will be available for professionals in finance, IT, safety and engineering.

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Daventry opened two years ago and employs 190 people.

A spokesperson for Amazon said it was not yet known how many extra staff would be needed at its Daventry site.

Amazon has a number of centres across the Midlands including at Rugeley, in Staffordshire, Coalville, in Leicestershire and in Coventry with a new fulfilment centre in Rugby due to open this summer.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s Vice President of UK Customer Fulfilment, said: "We are delighted to be recruiting for specialist managerial roles in our operations network in the Midlands, with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits from the very first day.

"These are highly-skilled roles working on exciting and innovative new technologies that benefit Amazon’s customers around the world.

"We’re proud to employ thousands of people in the Midlands to ensure we continue delivering a fantastic level of service for our customers.”

He added: "All permanent Amazon employees, whether working in UK fulfilment centres, sort centres or delivery stations receive very competitive pay and attractive benefits including private medical insurance, life assurance, amazon stocks, income protection, an employee discount, as well as a company pension plan."

By the end of the year, Amazon expects to have a permanent workforce in the UK of more than 29,500.

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