Amazon announced today (Thursday, October 6) that it will open a fulfilment centre at Daventry in Northamptonshire in 2017, creating more than 300 jobs.
The online giant’s vice president of UK operations John Tagawa said: “The new site in Daventry will enable us to continue to expand our product selection of more than 150 million items, support more third party sellers including small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace using Fulfilment by Amazon warehousing and delivery, and meet growing customer demand in the UK.”
Later this autumn Amazon will begin recruiting for a range of positions for the Daventry fulfilment centre, from operations managers, engineers and HR and IT roles to staff who will handle customer orders. People interested in applying should visit www.myamazonjob.com/opportunities.
Daventry will be the third Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands area, joining sites at Rugeley in Staffordshire, and Coalville in Leicestershire.
Amazon has a total of 12 fulfilment centres in the UK: two in Doncaster and one each in Coalville, Rugeley, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Swansea Bay
The ecommerce retailer announced earlier this summer that it will also open a fulfilment centre at Doncaster in South Yorkshire in 2017, creating 500 jobs, and a fulfilment centre at Tilbury in Essex, creating more than 1,500 jobs
Amazon says it has invested more than £4.6 billion in the UK economy to build and run its UK business since 2010.
Across the UK, Amazon plans to have more than 15,500 permanent employees by the end of this year at: its UK head office in London; three development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London; customer service centre in Edinburgh; 12 fulfilment centres across England, Scotland and Wales; more than 30 delivery stations nationwide; fashion photography studio in Shoreditch, and to run the Amazon Web Services (AWS) UK Data Centre Region.
The company will open a brand new London office in 2017 giving total capacity for 5,000 people.