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Amazon launches UK recruitment drive

As part of its recruitment drive, Amazon Career Day will now take place on 16 September

Amazon has announced it is holding one of its biggest free virtual training and recruiting events, in a bid to hire 2,500 open corporate, tech and operations roles across the UK. 

As part of its recruitment drive, Amazon Career Day will now take place on 16 September, with an event that is “designed to support all job seekers, whether they are looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career altogether”.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of the 3,000 free one-to-one career coaching sessions with Amazon recruiters.

Amazon said that  jobs will be available for “people with all kinds of experience, education, background and skill levels”, from head offices in London and Manchester, tech hubs in Cambridge and Edinburgh, as well as data centres and fulfilment centres across the UK. 

It added that roles are available in fields such as applied sciences, engineering, finance, human resources, software development and product management.

Career Day attendees will be able to hear from Amazon employees including gaming, robotics, AI and sustainability experts, as well as those who have joined Amazon on fully-funded apprenticeships. 

Shevaun Haviland, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce will also be hosting a panel about apprenticeships at Amazon and opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels to “diversify and progress” their careers.

Amazon currently employs over 55,000 employees across the UK. This year, Amazon in the UK has created 10,000 new permanent jobs and 1,000 new fully-funded apprenticeship roles, as well as a £2.5m Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said: “We are working hard every day to be the best place for people to have satisfying and fulfilling long-term careers.

“Amazon continues to grow quickly and relentlessly invent across many areas, and we’re hoping that Career Day gives job seekers the support they need to learn new skills or reimagine their careers at Amazon or elsewhere.”

John Boumphrey, Amazon UK country manager added: “Whether you’re looking to start your first job, to gain new skills, or thinking of a completely fresh start in a new field, we have thousands of exciting opportunities available right across the UK.

“We created Career Day to provide free guidance, coaching, and inspiration to anyone who wants to develop their career, whether that’s with Amazon or somewhere else. Whether you see your long-term future at Amazon or elsewhere, we provide a wide range of training and development opportunities to take your career to the next level.”

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