The online retail giant Amazon have announced they are to create 1,500 new apprenticeships in the UK this year.
Amazon are offering new roles over 40 different schemes with 200 degree level places in environmental social and corporate governance, marketing publishing and retail.
Since 2010 Amazon has invested £32bn in the UK and the company has grown their workforce by 25,000 in 2021.
Amazon UK country manager John Boumphrey said, “We are proud to have created so many new permanent jobs across the UK in the last year, and the 1,500 apprenticeships we’re creating this year will help even more people get the skills that are in demand in today’s labour market.
“We want to be the employer that helps people take their careers to the next level, whether you’re just starting your first job or making a career change, in every community that we serve across the UK.”
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said, “Amazon’s announcement is testament to the strength of the British economy, with GDP back at pre-pandemic levels, employee numbers at record highs and unemployment falling.
“With the vast majority of Amazon’s workforce located outside of London and the South East, these additional 25,000 jobs highlight the success of our Plan for Jobs in helping to ensure greater opportunities across the country.”