Amazon set to create 1,500 new jobs in Milton Keynes this Christmas - here’s how to apply

The company has announced it will create a further 7,000 in the UK jobs this year, in order to meet growing demand

Friday, 4th September 2020, 12:12 pm
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 12:15 pm

Amazon in Milton Keynes is recruiting 1,500 seasonal positions to support its festive operations.

The fulfilment centre in Milton Keynes is hiring for more than 800 seasonal roles to support more than 800 permanent employees during the festive period.

And, the sort centre in the city - which will have increased its permanent headcount from around 100 at the beginning of 2020 to more than 150 by the end of this year - is also hiring for around 700 seasonal roles.

Amazon is set to create 1,500 new jobs in Milton Keynes this Christmas

Amazon says it is also looking for individuals wanting to turn free time into supplementary income, working to their own schedule to deliver Amazon packages for between £13 and £15 per hour.

With a total of 10,000 new jobs this year, Amazon’s permanent UK workforce will rise to more than 40,000.

Temporary workers will help to operate three pop-up parcel packing centres, which will open for the busy Christmas period.

The news comes after Tesco’s recent announcement that it would add 16,000 new roles following a surge in online demand.

Business secretary Alok Sharma said: "While this has been a challenging time for many businesses, it is hugely encouraging to see Amazon creating 10,000 jobs in the UK this year.”

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