Amazon creates 1,000 jobs in three UK cities


Amazon is set to create more than 1,000 jobs in the UK in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

At least 600 “highly skilled” roles will be added in Manchester working on software, machine learning and AWS, its cloud computing business.

The company will also create 250 and 180 jobs at its development centres in Edinburgh and Cambridge respectively.

Doug Gurr, Amazon’s UK country manager, described the new roles as “Silicon Valley jobs in Britain”.

Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, said the new positions were an “enormous vote of confidence in the UK”.