Amazon is to create 10,000 UK jobs and launch £10 million skills plan for staff

AMAZON is to create more than 10,000 jobs in the UK and invest £10million into helping staff gain new skills.

The online giant has announced that the jobs boost will take its total workforce in the country to over 55,000 by the end of the year.

Amazon has announced a huge jobs boost

Amazon has announced a huge jobs boostCrédito: AFP

The new jobs will include roles at its corporate offices, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and operations network.

It will also invest £10million into train up 5,000 of its existing employees as well, giving them new skills to forge a career OUTSIDE of the company.

Amazon said it will pay for course fees and training for workers who haveexpressed an interest in pursuing a career outside of the company”.

Amazon’s UK country manager John Boumphrey said: “We’re proud of the front-line roles we offer across Amazon, and we also know that they will be a stepping stone for some in their career journey.

For people whose ambitions fall outside of our company, we are pleased to support them by paying for training and academic courses that can get them to where they want to be.”

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