The minimum starting pay for frontline Operations employees at Amazon will rise to between £11.80 and £12.50 per hour, depending on location. This increase in starting pay for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal roles, will be effective from 15 October.

In April 2024, minimum starting pay will increase further to between £12.30 and £13 per hour, depending on location – an increase of at least £1 per hour for frontline UK Operations employees.

UK Benefits 2023 with new pay increase

What the Amazon wage increase means

The increases represent a £170m investment in pay and mean Amazon’s minimum starting pay will have risen by 20% in two years, and 50% since 2018. It will benefit tens of thousands of employees across the UK, as well as over 15,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this festive season.

Amazon offers a wide breadth of training opportunities to fulfilment centre employees to develop new skills and progress their career.

Additionally, from day one, all employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount. Together, these benefits are worth thousands of pounds annually, and employees can take advantage of our company pension plan.

Amazon also offers employees an innovative programme called Career Choice that provides funding for skills development through nationally recognised courses of up to £8,000 over four years.

“We have some of the most talented colleagues around, and we’re proud to offer them competitive wages and benefits, as well as fantastic opportunities for career development, all in a safe and modern work environment,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager. “These are just some of the reasons people want to work at Amazon - whether it’s their first job, a seasonal role or an opportunity for them to advance their career.”

“We prepare year-round for the festive season, so we’re also excited to have more than 15,000 seasonal positions available this year to help delight our customers. We look forward to welcoming back colleagues who return year-after-year to work at Amazon along with many who will join the seasonal team for the first time.”

Find out how to apply for both permanent and seasonal roles at Amazon.