Amazon has ranked in second place on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list — an annual list that identifies the most sought-after places to work and grow your career in the UK.
Using data from LinkedIn’s 900 million members, LinkedIn’s Top Companies list is designed to help professionals identify the best companies to grow their careers.
“At Amazon, we love working with passionate, customer-obsessed people from all backgrounds who help build the future,” said John Boumphrey, UK Country Manager at Amazon. “We’re proud to be ranked second in LinkedIn’s top companies in the UK, thanks to the contributions of thousands of Amazonians across the country, and we’ll keep working to make every day better for our employees, customers, and partners.”
We encompass an entire universe of roles across a wide range of business areas, which means there is a potential role for everyone at Amazon. From those starting work with fewer skills to people with doctorate-level qualifications, graduates and apprentices, to people with decades of experience, we have roles across our business where people can develop their careers and positively impact the lives of our customers.
As part of Amazon’s commitment to all of our teams, we have pledged to invest £10 million to train up to 5,000 employees in new skills and support the government’s investment programme through Career Choice —helping them further their careers in tech and in-demand roles, such as cloud computing. Last year, Career Choice had nearly 60,000 new participants explore a range of opportunities, including starting or returning to school, learning new skills, or earning industry certifications. To date, the programme has had more than 130,000 participants.
Amazon has climbed five places in LinkedIn’s Top UK Companies rankings since last year. Additionally, Amazon currently ranks #2 on the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies list, and was selected by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers. Amazon has also been recognised as a Top Employer in Europe by the Top Employers Institute, and ranked on Business Today’s Great Places to Work list in India. Amazon was also ranked one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” last year by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the fifth year in row.
Amazon offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, which includes health insurance from the first day on the job, a pension programme, commuter benefits, and access to subsidized skills-training opportunities.
Amazon also offers competitive pay with frontline workers offered starting pay of between £11 and £12 an hour, depending on location. Over the past seven months, our minimum pay in the UK has risen by 10% and by more than 37% since 2018. Amazon employees are also encouraged to enter different roles to take on new challenges and learn new skills. Our internal-transfer opportunities and other expanding career-development programs help all employees build their career. This is another part of our commitment to empower employees through career opportunity and mobility.