The Amazon EU Operations network consists of more than 29 fulfilment centres comprising a total of almost 18 million square feet. In the UK there are ten fulfilment centres, totalling over 5 million square feet and over 4.3 million cubic feet of storage capacity. Our European network means that Amazon customers in the UK can choose from millions of products stored in our fulfilment centres across Europe. Our UK fulfilment centres dispatch packages to tens of millions of customers across Europe as well as in the UK.
Career Choice Programme
Amazon also introduced Career Choice in 2014, an innovative new education programme which pre-pays 95% of tuition and associated fees for permanent employees to undertake nationally recognised courses and funds up to £8,000 over four years. So far, over 2,000 employees have participated in Amazon's Career Choice programme, from eight different countries. Find out more
Fulfilment Centre Safety
The safety of our associates is our number one priority. Amazon has a 62% lower injury rate than other companies conducting warehousing activities, based on the latest available HSE reporting data. We continually monitor our practices and procedures to improve health and safety in our sites and focus continually on reducing risk, increasing consistency, improving systems and providing our employees with the skills they can use within and outside of our business.
Kaizen & Defect Reduction
We continuously work to streamline our processes and eliminate defects and we empower all our associates to innovate to help achieve this. This drives a better customer experience, including faster delivery and lower costs that enable lower prices for Amazon customers. We use many systematic methods to make work processes easier and more efficient, including the "Kaizen" programme, derived from the Japanese term meaning "change for the better". Through the Kaizen programme, associates, working in small teams, can identify areas for improvement giving them the opportunity to influence their working environment and streamline processes. Find out more.