Amazon begin recruitment for 2,500 Christmas jobs in Milton Keynes

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Amazon has started hiring for more than 2,500 seasonal roles within at the Milton Keynes Fulfilment Centre.

Pay rates for seasonal staff start at £8.00 an hour at the MK branch.

For permanent employees, the pay rate increases over their first two years of employment when all employees earn £9.15 an hour and above and all permanent staff are given stock grants, which over the last five years were on average equal to £1,000 or more per year per person.

Fulfilment centre employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, a company pension plan, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount.

Recruitment for seasonal roles is now underway through local recruitment agencies.

Amazon is anticipating its biggest Christmas period ever, including Black Friday.

On Black Friday last year, Amazon sold more than 7.4 million items, at a rate of around 86 items per second.

John Tagawa, vice president of UK operations, said: “The thousands of seasonal associates who join us at this time each year play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers during the Christmas season.

“We look forward to welcoming back the people who join us each and every Christmas as well as many new faces who will be joining the Amazon team for the first time.

“As we continue to grow our network, there will be opportunities for people who join us in seasonal roles to transfer to permanent positions.

“I am delighted that more than 2,000 people who worked for Amazon in seasonal positions last Christmas are now in permanent roles.”

More information can be found at: www.jobsatamazon.co.uk