AMAZON Logistics has announced that it will open a new delivery station in West Thurrock. The 10,000 square metre building is expected to be fully operational this autumn, and will serve customers based in the Thurrock area.
The delivery station at Proxima 111, Central Avenue, West Thurrock, will create around 50 permanent jobs, in addition to over a hundred driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners. Delivery stations power the last mile of our order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighbouring Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers. For more information about open positions, visit www.amazon.jobs
Amazon is also offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.co.uk and flex.amazon.co.uk.
Kerry-Anne Lawlor, Country Director for Amazon Logistics, said: “We are excited to continue to invest in the Thurrock area with a new delivery station that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create new jobs for the talented workforce.”
Amazon employees receive competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Pay starts at £11.10 per hour and employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount – which combined are worth more than £700 annually – as well as a company pension plan.
Amazon offers employees Career Choice, an innovative programme which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields, up to £8,000 over four years, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
We prioritise the safety and health of our people above all else, and we invested more than $10 billion globally to help keep our people safe and deliver products to customers throughout 2020. We implemented more than 150 significant process enhancements in our operations, from deep cleaning of our facilities to processes that allow for effective social distancing and more.