Amazon’s Economic Impact in the UK

Explore the map below to see Amazon's economic impact in nations and regions across the UK.
London
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £16.7 billion in London
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed over an estimated £14.5 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created more than 14,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 2,800 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 820 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • London has over 21,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £820 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 2 million healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across London
Inner London - West
Inner London - East
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £40 million in Inner London - East

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Inner London - East has over 7,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £258 million of export sales in 2022
Outer London - East and North East
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £5.1 billion in Outer London - East and North-East

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Outer London - East and North-East has over 5,400 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £89 million of export sales in 2022
Outer London - South
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £3.9 billion in Outer London - South
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Outer London - South has over 2,600 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £101 million of export sales in 2022
Outer London - West and North West
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £570 million in Outer London - West and North-West

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Outer London - West and North-West has over 6,900 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £292 million of export sales in 2022
North East
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £3 billion in North East
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £2.6 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created around 6,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 3,170 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 220 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The North East has over 2,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £40 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 280,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the North East
Tees Valley and Durham
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.6 billion in Tees Valley and Durham

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Tees Valley and Durham have over 800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £21 million of export sales in 2022
Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.3 billion in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear has over 1,300 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £23 million of export sales in 2022
North West
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £3.7 billion in the North West
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed over an estimated £3.4 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created around 7,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 2,690 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 510 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The North West has over 11,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £320 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 870,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the North West
Cheshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £960 million in Cheshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Cheshire has over 1,300 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £36 million of export sales in 2022
Greater Manchester
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested around £2.3 billion in Greater Manchester

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Greater Manchester has over 8,100 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £194 million of export sales in 2022
Lancashire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £10 million in Lancashire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Lancashire has over 2,400 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £52 million of export sales in 2022
Merseyside
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £390 million in Merseyside

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Merseyside has over 1,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £30 million of export sales in 2022
Cumbria
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £30 million in Cumbria

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Cumbria has over 300 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £5 million of export sales in 2022
Yorkshire and the Humber
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested around £3.1 billion in Yorkshire and the Humber
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed over an estimated £3 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created more than 6,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 960 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 250 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Yorkshire and the Humber has over 6,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £160 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 970,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across Yorkshire and the Humber
North Yorkshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £10 million in North Yorkshire
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • North Yorkshire has over 800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £20 million of export sales in 2022
South Yorkshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.9 billion in South Yorkshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • South Yorkshire has over 1,400 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £30 million of export sales in 2022
East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £130 million in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire have over 900 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £41 million of export sales in 2022
West Yorkshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1 billion in West Yorkshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • West Yorkshire has over 3,800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £74 million of export sales in 2022
East Midlands
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £3.7 billion in the East Midlands
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £3.5 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support:
  • Created around 8,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 740 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 410 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The East Midlands has over 6,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £180 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 240,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the East Midlands
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.5 billion in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has over 2,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £48 million of export sales in 2022
Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £2.1 billion in Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire has over 3,300 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £149 million of export sales in 2022
Lincolnshire
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Lincolnshire has around 800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £21 million of export sales in 2022
West Midlands
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £4.8 billion in the West Midlands
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed over an estimated £4.6 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created more than 5,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 470 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 420 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The West Midlands has over 7,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £330 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 560,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the West Midlands
Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £740 million in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire have over 1,800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £40 million of export sales in 2022
Shropshire and Staffordshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.3 billion in Shropshire and Staffordshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Shropshire and Staffordshire has over 2,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £63 million of export sales in 2022
West Midlands
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £2.7 billion in West Midlands

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • West Midlands has around 5,600 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £274 million of export sales in 2022
East of England
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £6.3 billion in the East of England
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £5.9 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support:
  • Created around 10,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 530 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 460 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The East of England has over 8,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £290 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 310,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the East of England
East Anglia
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £2.1 billion in East Anglia

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • East Anglia has over 3,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £95 million of export sales in 2022
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £2.3 billion in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire has over 3,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £144 million of export sales in 2022
Essex
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.8 billion in Essex

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Essex has over 2,800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £74 million of export sales in 2022
South East
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £2.6 billion in the South East
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £2.6 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created more than 4,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 340 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 290 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The South East has over 11,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £410 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 340,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the South East
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.8 billion in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire has over 4,300 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £228 million of export sales in 2022
Surrey, East and West Sussex
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £160 million in Surrey, East and West Sussex

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Surrey, East and West Sussex has around 4,100 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £140 million of export sales in 2022
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £180 million in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight has over 2,100 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £56 million of export sales in 2022
Kent
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £430 million in Kent

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Kent has around 2,100 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £36 million of export sales in 2022
South West
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £2.3 billion in the South West
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £2.3 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created more than 5,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 470 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme
  • Over 260 apprentices in the region

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • The South West has over 6,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £160 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 260,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the South West
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested around £2.1 billion in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area has over 2,800 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £80 million of export sales in 2022
Dorset and Somerset
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Dorset and Somerset has over 2,100 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £65 million of export sales in 2022
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £30 million in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has over 500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £8 million of export sales in 2022
Devon
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £110 million in Devon

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Devon has over 1,100 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £26 million of export sales in 2022
West Wales and The Valleys
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1.7 billion in West Wales and The Valleys

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • West Wales and The Valleys has over 1,400 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded around £74 million of export sales in 2022
East Wales
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £90 million in East Wales

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • East Wales has over 1,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £26 million of export sales in 2022
Scotland
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £3.1 billion in Scotland
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £2.9 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created around 2,500 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 200 apprentices in Scotland

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Scotland has over 4,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £70 million of export sales in 2022

Amazon in the community
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon has delivered more than 460,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across Scotland
Eastern Scotland
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested around £2.3 billion in Eastern Scotland

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Eastern Scotland has over 1,600 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £59 million of export sales in 2022
West Central Scotland
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £800 million in West Central Scotland

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • West Central Scotland has around 1,600 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £46 million of export sales in 2022
North Eastern Scotland
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £35 million in North Eastern Scotland

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • North Eastern Scotland has over 300 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £5 million of export sales in 2022
Highlands and Islands
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £7 million in Highlands and Islands
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Highlands and Islands has over 190 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £1 million of export sales in 2022
Northern Ireland
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £95 million in Northern Ireland
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed over an estimated £95 million to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support
  • Created more than 100 full and part-time jobs
Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Northern Ireland has over 1,000 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £40 million of export sales in 2022
Wales
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010 Amazon has invested over £1.8 billion in Wales
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed over an estimated £1.7 billion to the region's GDP since 2010

Employment and skills support:
  • Created around 2,000 full and part-time jobs
  • Over 130 people have completed Amazon's employability skills training programme

Supporting small businesses to grow and export
  • Wales has over 2,500 SME selling partners
  • Small business from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £100 million of export sales in 2022
Southern Scotland
Investing in the UK
  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £1 million in Southern Scotland
Glossary
Here is a glossary of terms you might find useful
Operational Facilities
Our UK fulfilment network consists of a variety of building types using state-of-the-art technology to support customer fulfilment:
  • Fulfilment Centres: We have more than 20 fulfilment centres across the UK, which can employ more than 1,500 full-time associates. In these buildings, Amazon associates pick, pack, and ship customer orders and many work alongside Amazon Robotics, learning new skills and helping create a more efficient process to meet customer demand.
  • Sortation centres: These sites focus on sorting customer orders by final destination and consolidating them onto lorries for faster delivery.
  • Delivery stations: We have dozens of sites across the UK where we prepare customer orders for last-mile delivery to customers. Amazon delivery providers enable our fast, everyday shipping.
Research and Development Centres
We invest heavily in research and development with three world class development centres across the UK focused on cutting-edge technology to help create new technologies for our customers:
  • Edinburgh - In Edinburgh (Amazon’s first development centre outside the US, established in 2002) the team build the algorithms that power Amazon’s unique search and discovery capability to personalise the shopping experience for customers, making it easier for them to find the products they want from the hundreds of millions available on Amazon around the world.
  • Cambridge – Our teams in Cambridge help to build and continually improve the knowledge systems within Alexa, the cloud-based voice service used on devices including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
  • London– We opened a new head office in Shoreditch in 2017 as part of our long-term commitment to the UK. As mentioned above, the office is also home to our London Research and Development Centre which primarily focuses on supporting our global Prime Video business.
Corporate Offices
  • London – We opened a new head office in Shoreditch in 2017 as part of our long-term commitment to the UK. The office is also home to our London Development Centre which primarily focuses on research and development for our global Prime Video business.
  • Manchester - Based in the iconic Hanover Building in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the site is home to hundreds of highly skilled tech and non-tech employees, including software development engineers, solutions architects, applied scientists, business development specialists and finance analysts.
Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios creates and produces original films and television series for a global audience. We are proud to invest in the creative industries and the wider economy. The map shows a selection of film and television shows we have either created or produced since 2020 across the country.
Permanent Employees
In 2021, Amazon announced that it will create more than 10,000 new permanent jobs, taking our total UK workforce to more than 55,000 people by the end of the year. Find out more here. The map shows where our permanent employees work across the UK.
Apprenticeships
We’re investing in apprenticeships by creating 1,000 new full-time apprenticeship roles in 2021 across 25 different schemes – from automation engineering and broadcast production, to robotics and safety technicians. The map shows where our current apprentices work across the UK. Find out more here.
Employability Programmes
We run pre-employability skills training programmes across the UK to re-skill candidates and build the confidence of those who have been longer-term unemployed. Known as sector-based work academy programmes, we guarantee interviews for any candidates who complete these courses. The map shows the number of candidates who have completed our employability training programmes across the UK.
Investing in the UK
The map breaks down the total investment Amazon has made since 2010 in regions across the UK. Keystone, an independent macroeconomic consultancy, has also estimated the impact of those investments on the UK’s GDP over the same period.
Selling partners
The map shows the number of selling partners selling on Amazon’s stores – most of which are small and medium sized businesses – as well as the total value of seller exports. Find out more here.
Magic Breakfast
We partner with the charity Magic Breakfast to ensure vulnerable children have access to healthy breakfasts - the fuel their young minds and bodies need to make the most of their morning lessons. Over the past year we have delivered over 4 million meals across the UK, and those deliveries are broken down by region on the map. Find out more here.
Operational Facilities
R&D Centres
Corporate Offices
Amazon Studios
* All investment figures cited in this map are estimated by Keystone, an independent consultancy, who conducted research into Amazon UK's economic impact between 2010 and 2022
** Map details correct as of September 2023

This content is hosted by a third party (www.youtube.com).

To view the content, you need to consent to cookies by selecting Accept all in the popup banner. Or you can go to the site footer, select Cookie Preferences, and then select On under Functional Cookies and Performance Cookies.

Investing in the UK

Our total permanent workforce of around 75,000 employees makes us one of the top 10 private sector employers in the UK. Our employees are spread across the UK in a variety of corporate and technology functions in Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS), including software development, product management, and engineering, as well as jobs in the operations teams in our fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations. We recently made a further £3.5m commitment to our apprenticeship fund to create career opportunities for people across England, bringing the total funding investment to £8m since launching in 2021. Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £56bn. These direct investments raise the economic activity in a given region, and creates a ripple effect through the economy as the firms that supply goods and services to Amazon expand and associated household spending increases. In 2022, we invested more than £1.6bn in infrastructure as we continued to fit out our fulfilment centres with the latest robotics technology, and we opened our first development centre in Swansea in Wales, the new home to Veeqo which provides software for sellers on Amazon.
  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    £56 billion invested in the UK since 2010

  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    75,000 permanent roles created by Amazon in the UK

Our footprint across the UK

We have invested in the UK to build the digital and physical infrastructure to deliver products and services to millions of customers. Our staff work at sites across the length and breadth of the country, including Head Office in London, corporate office in Manchester, R&D centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Swansea and London, and our state-of-the-art fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations across the UK.
  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    4 research and development centres in Edinburgh, Swansea, London and Cambridge

  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    25+ fulfilment centres and dozens of delivery stations across the UK

Employment and skills support

Amazon employees have great opportunities to progress their careers, whether through improving existing skills or promotion into a managerial role. Amazon’s fully-funded apprenticeship programme, from entry-level through to degree-level, provides an exciting path for future team leaders, engineers, and innovation drivers. And for those who see their future outside Amazon, the Career Choice programme offers funding for adult education, pre-paying 95% of tuition and associated fees - up to £8,000 over four years - for nationally recognised courses. Subjects range from accountancy to HGV driving and software developing, and are designed to help employees pursue careers beyond Amazon if they wish to do so.
  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    £10 million will be invested to train up to 5,000 employees in new skills.

  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    In the past five years Amazon has onboarded more than 3,000 apprentices.

Empowering small businesses

More than half of all physical product sales on the Amazon store in the UK are from independent selling partners, most of who are small and medium-sized businesses. More than 100,000 UK SMEs now sell on Amazon, many of which are located outside of London. SMEs based in Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow selling on Amazon recorded some of the highest average annual revenues, surpassing the average annual revenue of London-based sellers. Amazon also provides small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs with tools and opportunities to succeed, like the Amazon Small Business Accelerator. Hundreds of thousands of businesses have accessed the Accelerator since it was launched in 2020 as a direct response to the impact of the pandemic on the startup and SME community.
  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    100,000 UK-based SMEs sell their products in Amazon’s stores

  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    UK small businesses selling on Amazon recorded over £3 billion in export sales in 2022.

Amazon in the community

We look to leverage our scale for good and our ability to innovate to strengthen communities where our employees live and work. Our teams work side-by-side with community partners to build long-lasting solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. Last year, Amazon contributed over £100 million in support for charities and healthcare organisations. We donated over 10 million products to UK charities, and supported tens of thousands of families in deprived areas of the UK through our ‘multibank’ initiative. In 2023, Amazon became the official home of the Red Nose and together with our customers and partners, we raised over £2.7million for Comic Relief. We support students and teachers with free STEM education programmes through Amazon Future Engineer and AWS, and through our disaster relief and response efforts we provide humanitarian support to organisations fighting large-scale natural disasters.
  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    Over £100 million in support for UK charities and healthcare organisations

  • Economic Impact Hub Graphics

    Over 10 million products donated to UK charities