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Amazon UK Has 20,000 Christmas Jobs Up For Grabs In 2021

30 Sep 2021

Amazon UK Has 20,000 Christmas Jobs Up For Grabs In 2021

Amazon has announced its hiring plans for the festive period this year and they have a massive 20,000 Christmas jobs on offer in 2021.

Since the company only has around 55,000 permanent members of staff in the UK, the recruitment drive for seasonal recruits this Christmas will see Amazon temporarily swell its headcount by over 36 per cent for the festive break.

The Christmas temps will work at various locations across the UK, with most being based at Amazon’s fulfilment and sorting centres or delivery stations.

The temping jobs at Amazon for 2021 pay at least £10 per hour, but could be as much as £11 an hour depending on location. Some delivery jobs at the retailer could even pay as much as £15 per hour

One region which has benefited hugely from the Christmas drive for new staff at Amazon UK is the North East which will account for around 1 in 10 of the festive jobs on offer this year.

The new recruits in that corner of England will generally be working at Amazon bases in Darlington, Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle.

Speaking of those North East vacancies in particular, the general manager of Amazon's fulfilment centre in Durham, Radek Stegbauer, said: “We prepare year-round for the festive season, and we’re excited to have around 2,000 positions available this year in the North East. Our seasonal associates play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers.”

“We look forward to welcoming back seasonal workers who return year after year to Amazon and to welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on to full-time roles with the company after the festive period,” added Mr Stegbauer.

Speaking to Chronicle Live, Farah Rosil, who graduated from a seasonal role at Amazon to a permanent position, said: “Back in 2019, I started my Amazon journey, working as an independent delivery driver for Amazon Flex. I soon moved on to a permanent position at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Durham and I’ve recently transferred to the new fulfilment centre in Gateshead.”

“There are many benefits at Amazon, including employee discounts, excellent pay, life insurance, an online GP, learning and development opportunities and much more. I hope to continue with my Amazon journey to reach my goals, knowing that Amazon will be proud of me due to my determination and drive to succeed,” said Mr Rosil.

You can find out more about Christmas jobs and other vacancies at the online retailer by taking a sneak peek at our company profile for Amazon UK.

And, for a few more actual ideas for work you can apply for during the coming holidays, head over to our latest listings of Christmas Jobs For UK Students now!

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