Amazon is bringing more than 1,000 new jobs to the UK, with plans for more fresh positions at a major new operations centre in the north of England.
The 1,200 full-time jobs will be in operations, engineering, HR and IT located at one of four new fulfilment centres being built by the company this year, in Warrington.
“We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Warrington with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment.
The firm promised wages starting at £7.65 per hour, with staff also getting stock grants as well as benefits packages.
The centre, and another in Tilbury, will also use robot technologies.
“The Amazon teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfilment centres to increase efficiency of delivery while enabling greater selection at lower costs for our customers. The introduction of Amazon Robotics in Warrington and Tilbury is the latest example of our commitment to invention in logistics on behalf of our employees and our customers," said Perego.
The jobs are part of a commitment made by Amazon in February to create 5,000 new jobs across the country, which came as a boost for post-Brexit Britain. By the end of the year, Amazon will employ more than 24,000 UK workers.