Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Bolton, Cambridge, Coventry, Edinburgh, London
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

2,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
6 June 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Amazon, the US-based e-commerce company, has announced that it will create 2,500 jobs in the UK by the end of 2018.

The company’s UK country manager has said that all the new positions will be full-time ones and include a range of skills levels from highly skilled to entry-level posts.  These jobs will be in head office, research and development, web services and operations roles. The new jobs will be available across Britain: at Amazon’s UK head office in London; in development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London; a customer service centre in Edinburgh and at a number of delivery stations and ‘fulfilment centres’ in Coventry and Bolton.

Earlier this year, the group has announced that it will create 400 new jobs in its new centre in Rugby.


  • 6 June 2018: The Financial Times website
  • 6 June 2018: Reuters
  • 7 June 2018: Sky News website


Eurofound (2018), Amazon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94536, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94536.