Amazon is increasing its operations in the UK. There will be more than 1000 new Amazon jobs coming soon at established centres in Edinburgh and Cambridge. And Amazon will also be opening a new office facility in Manchester. And all of this, despite ongoing uncertainty about the Brexit deal that could well seriously impact Amazon’s operations.
With the UK taking a leading role in our global innovation, we are delighted to announce plans to create capacity for over 1,000 new highly-skilled roles across the country. These are Silicon Valley jobs in Britain, and further cement our long-term commitment to the UK.
– Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon
The new corporate office in Manchester will be located in the city’s Hanover Building in the Northern Quarter. The six-storey, 90,000 sq. ft. site will give Amazon capacity to create at least 600 new roles in the city. Highly-skilled teams will work on projects benefitting Amazon’s customers around the world, including software development, machine learning and R&D – complementing existing work at Development Centres in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
Alongside the new Manchester office, Amazon will also expand its Development Centre in the heart of Edinburgh, providing capacity for more than 250 new, highly-skilled roles. The expansion provides Amazon with three floors in the city’s Waverley Gate building. The new roles will join hundreds of software engineers, machine learning scientists and user experience designers already working at the Scotland Development Centre. Teams in Edinburgh work on new advertising technology and personalised shopping recommendations for Amazon shoppers.
Amazon’s Cambridge Development Centre will also receive new investment for expansion, creating capacity for an additional 180 new roles. They say that the Development Centre houses R&D teams that bring new innovation to millions of Amazon customers around the globe, including: Amazon Devices, Amazon Alexa; AWS; Prime Air ad machine learning and retail systems, improving the shopping experience for Amazon customers.