Amazon to create more than 500 jobs at its Daventry fulfilment centre

Online retail giant Amazon is to create more than 500 seasonal and full-time jobs at its fufilment centre in Daventry.

By Paul Grinnell
Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 11:44 am
Amazon is looking to create new jobs at its Daventry fulfilment centre. PPP-160427-132340001
Amazon is looking to create new jobs at its Daventry fulfilment centre. PPP-160427-132340001

The Amazon centre in Royal Oak Way North is currently hiring for up to 500 seasonal staff to support its 190 permanent employees during the festive period.

The internet behemoth is also looking to recruit a further 30 permanent staff by the end of the year.

In addition, Amazon is alooking for individuals wanting to turn free time into supplementary income, working to their own schedule to deliver Amazon packages for between £13 and £15 per hour.

The employment boost for Daventry comes as Amazon announced that 10,000 new permanent roles are being created across the UK this year.

It takes the company’s total permanent UK workforce to more than 40,000 people.

Amazon has already added 3,000 new permanent roles to its workforce across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations.

The company plans to add a further 7,000 new permanent roles by the end of 2020 across more than 50 sites, including corporate offices and two new fulfilment centres launching in the autumn in the North East and in the Midlands.

The new roles, including engineers, graduates, HR and IT professionals, health and safety and finance specialists, as well as the teams who will pick, pack and ship customer orders, will help Amazon meet growing customer demand and enable small and medium sized enterprises selling on Amazon to scale their businesses.

For the new recruits, pay starts at a minimum of £9.50 per hour for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal roles in Amazon’s fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations.

Employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount – which combined are worth more than £700 annually – as well as a company pension plan.

Amazon also offers employees an innovative programme called Career Choice that provides funding for skills development through nationally recognised courses of up to £8,000 over four years.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s Vice President of European Customer Fulfilment, said: “We’re proud to be creating 10,000 new permanent roles across our UK network.

“We are employing thousands of talented individuals in a diverse range of good jobs from operations managers and tech professionals through to people to handle customer orders.”

Anyone interested in applying for both permanent and seasonal roles at Amazon should visit www.amazonjobs.co.uk