Economic Impact

Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £32bn. These investments raise economic activity in a given region and create a ripple effect through the local economy as the firms that supply goods and services to Amazon expand.
Amazon Development Centre in Edinburgh green background
  • In 2021 Amazon created 10,000 new jobs in the UK, and pay for Operations roles start at a minimum of £11.10 p/h in the London area and £10.00 p/h in other parts of the UK.
  • Amazon’s fully-funded apprenticeship programme, from entry-level through to degree-level, provides an exciting path for future team leaders, engineers, and innovation drivers. And for those who see their future outside Amazon, the Career Choice programme offers funding for adult education, pre-paying 95% of tuition and associated fees -up to £8,000 over four years -for nationally recognised courses.Our £2.5m Apprenticeship Fund also helpssmall businesses, creative industry partners and AWS customers across the UK to upskill their workforce.
  • We have invested in the UK to build the digital and physical infrastructure to deliver products and services to millions of customers. Our staff work at sites across the length and breadth of the country, including Head Office in London, corporate office in Manchester, R&D Centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London, and our state-of-the-art Fulfilment Centres, Sort Centres and Delivery Stations across the UK.