Our Impact

Economic Impact

Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £32bn. These investments raise economic activity in a given region and create a ripple effect through the local economy as the firms that supply goods and services to Amazon expand.
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  • We’ve created 25,000 new permanent roles across the UK in 2021, taking our total permanent workforce to more than 70,000. Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £32bn. These investments raise economic activity in a given region and create a ripple effect through the local economy as the firms that supply goods and services to Amazon expand. Keystone, an independent economic consultancy, estimates Amazon’s investments contributed £36bn to the UK’s GDP since 2010.
  • 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.
  • 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 and London, and our state-of-the-art Fulfilment Centres, Sort Centres and Delivery Stations across the UK.
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Amazon’s Economic Impact in the UK

Amazon Career Day 2021 panel

More than one million people applied for a job at Amazon during Amazon Career Day 2021

As part of the event, Amazon recruiters offered 30,000 free one-on-one career coaching sessions with job seekers globally.