Amazon has announced that it plans to create over 4,000 new permanent jobs in the UK this year as part of its latest recruitment drive.
The global tech company says it wants to “continue to invest in talent” nationwide.
Aiming to bring its permanent UK workforce to 75,000 before the end of 2022 after having created 40,000 new jobs in the past three years, Amazon has said the 4,000 new roles will be spread across the country, but mostly be based in two of its newest Northern fulfillment centres in Wakefield and Knowsley.
While a good chunk of the new roles will see employees pack and ship customer orders at fulfillment centres, some of the other jobs opportunities available are set to include jobs in corporate, technology, and software development.
Other roles will be in product management and engineering, as well as in different operations teams across the country.
Speaking on the announcement of its latest recruitment drive, John Boumphrey – Country Manager at Amazon UK – said: “We’re continuing to invest in talent right across the UK, from apprentices in Swansea to data scientists in Edinburgh.
“People join us not just for the wide variety of roles, great pay and benefits, but for the career development opportunities we provide.
“Applicants recognise we are an employer that offers great development potential, and we are proud to have so many employees growing and taking the opportunity to learn new skills that will create paths to new jobs at Amazon and beyond.”
Amazon said that it had invested £1 billion across the UK, and the new recruitment drive means it’s set to be one of the 10 largest private sector employers in the country.
The announcement of the 4,000 new roles also comes after this year’s two-day Amazon Prime Day event – which happened earlier this week, and finished on Wednesday – saw Prime members buy more than 300 million items,
Amazon said shopping during this year’s event event jumped 8.5% from last year to nearly $12 billion (£10.1 billion).
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Pop Idol star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead, age 41
Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead at the age of 41, his family has announced.
“Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners’ office.
“The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.
“We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother.”
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A Japanese fine dining restaurant is opening in the former Randall & Aubin site
A new Japanese fine dining restaurant will open on Bridge Street in Manchester this October, bringing a theatrical ‘multi-sensory’ dining experience to the city.
Giving diners the chance to dine from specially created 7 and 11-course tasting menus or opt for a traditional ‘chef’s choice’ experience at its six-seat Omakase counter, bosses say it will offer a contemporary interpretation of Japanese dishes currently not seen outside of London.
Called MUSU, which translates as ‘infinite possibilities,’ the restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Patron Michael Shaw, who has worked at top eateries including Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Richard Neat’s eponymous restaurant in Canne.
Shaw has spent the last 18 months honing his passion for Japanese cuisine in preparation to open MUSU and will bring on Head Sushi Chef Andre Aguiar, who has trained under renowned Japanese sushi master YugoKato, to head up the kitchen.
When MUSU it opens its doors on Bridge Street on 6 October, diners will be treated to a new tasting menu concept that promises to deliver a ‘multi-sensory dining experience.’
Its menu is divided into three sections – Sentaku, Kaiseki and Omakase – giving diners the choice between ordering dishes a la carte style, opting for a set seven or eleven-course tasting menu, or entrusting the chef to create their ‘perfect menu.’
As for the new high-end Japanese restaurant’s design, MUSU’s multi-million-pound interiors will boast bespoke Italian furniture, subtle mood lighting and bespoke Geisha-inspired walls, with a bar made from Dekton stone, banana leaf patterned brass and onyx.