Amazon vows to create more than 1,000 apprenticeship roles in UK

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by Keiligh Baker

Online retailer Amazon will create more than 1,000 apprenticeship roles in Britain over the next two years.

The retailer's announcement indicates the country’s imminent departure from the European Union is not deterring it from investing.

Amazon said the new apprentices would add to more than 27,500 permanent employees currently in Britain.

Last June, the group said it was committed to the country. It added more than 2,500 permanent jobs in Britain in 2018.

Once qualified, the apprentices will work across Amazon’s UK corporate and operations sites, including its UK head office in London and three development centres in Edinburgh, Cambridge in eastern England and in the capital where teams work on innovations including Alexa, machine learning, Prime Video, Prime Air and Amazon’s advanced distribution centres.