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Amazon UK Set To Create 2,000 Warehouse Jobs In Northampton

10 May 2024

Amazon UK Set To Create 2,000 Warehouse Jobs In Northampton

Amazon UK is set to create 2,000 new full and part time warehouse jobs in Northampton with the opening of a new £500 million fulfilment centre.

If approved, the three storey facility will be a state-of-the-art robot-powered warehouse which will create hundreds of Northampton jobs at the SEGRO Logistics Park just off the M1 at Courteenhall.

The fulfilment centre could be ready for action by 2026, with 1,400 jobs created initially and a further 600 vacancies before the end of 2029.

Announcing the plans, East Midlands regional director for Amazon UK, Neil Travis, said: “The East Midlands is an important region for Amazon, with more than 6,000 small- and medium-sized enterprise selling partners, and I am delighted to confirm our ongoing commitment with this £500m investment in a new, state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Northampton.”

“The new site will create more than 2,000 new jobs, taking our total workforce in the East Midlands to more than 10,000 full and part-time roles and our investment in the region to more than £4 billion since 2010.”

“Amazon continues to invest in our buildings and innovative technology to provide our people with some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, ensuring their wellbeing while delivering for our customers,” added Mr Travis.

A spokesperson for Amazon UK also commented, saying: “There will be employment opportunities covering a wide range of roles including engineers, HR and IT professionals through to health & safety and finance specialists, as well as the team members who pick, pack and ship customer orders."

“Amazon consistently invests in its workplaces to provide the most modern, engaging and safe environment for employees. This new building will be the latest generation fulfilment centre featuring three floors of Amazon robotics where products will be stowed and customer orders picked utilising advanced technology.”

“Amazon has invested over £56 billion in the UK since 2010 to provide convenience, selection and value to UK consumers, while helping to digitally empower hundreds of thousands of small businesses and content creators.”

The chief executive of Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, Louise Wall, welcomed the announcement, saying: “Amazon's investment in Northamptonshire will create thousands of new jobs in one of the most advanced buildings of its type in the world.

"This is a significant endorsement of the strategic location of the SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton and the importance of our region's role in the UK logistics industry.”

You can find out more about working for the online retail giant by taking a look at our company profile for Amazon UK.

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