Amazon to create 1,500 UK apprenticeships by 2022

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Amazon will create 1,500 new apprenticeship positions in the UK in 2022, it said on Wednesday.

The internet giant said it was offering 40 entry-to-degree learning schemes, including new schemes in the areas of publishing, retail, marketing and a program focused on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).

Amazon said it increased its permanent UK workforce by 25,000 in 2021, bringing the total to 70,000. The group had previously announced that it would create 10,000 jobs in 2021 and end the year with 55,000 permanent employees.

However, it hired an additional 15,000 people for its logistics centres, sorting centers and delivery stations across the UK, as well as for corporate and research and development functions.

Amazon says it has invested GBP 32 billion (approximately Rs. 3,24,607 crore) in the UK since 2010, although it does not break out that investment.

Its expansion in 2021 included its first 17 brick-and-mortar stores in the UK: 15 Amazon fresh food stores in London and two Amazon 4-star retail stores in London and Kent, selling a selection of Amazon and small business products from around the world. United Kingdom.