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Amazon to create 1,000 jobs with new fulfilment centre in Bristol, UK

RBR Staff Writer Published 17 August 2017

Online shopping giant Amazon plans to open a new fulfilment centre in the UK at Bristol next year which would create over 1,000 new permanent jobs.

The new Amazon fulfilment centre in Bristol will add to the company’s £6.4bn investment in the UK since 2010.

Amazon stated that it is expanding the size of its UK fulfilment centre network to cope up with growing customer demands, widen product selection and allow small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace to enlarge their operations.

The new Bristol fulfilment centre will feature advanced robotics technology of Amazon. According to the e-commerce company, the robots are planned to lift and move around the products through the fulfilment centre by sliding under a tower of shelves where they are stored.

Recruitment for the new fulfilment centre will take place next year. The openings would be for a variety of new roles like engineers, operations managers, IT specialists and HR.

Amazon UK customer fulfilment director Stefano Perego said: “We are very excited to expand our network into Bristol, which will in total create more than 1,000 new permanent roles with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. 

“There are several factors we consider when deciding on where to place a new fulfilment centre, and Bristol offers fantastic infrastructure and talented local people who we look forward to joining the Amazon team.”

Currently, Amazon operates 13 fulfilment centres in the UK that includes the recently opened Daventry center.

Amazon stated that the new jobs to be added in Bristol from 2018 would add on to the company’s plans of creating 5,000 new permanent jobs this year. Overall, Amazon would take its total workforce to 24,000 by the year end.

Image: Amazon plans to open a fulfilment centre in Bristol. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates.