Chris has worked for Amazon in South Wales and across the South of England for eight years and previously worked at Tata Steel, where he started as an apprentice.
Speaking on his appointment, Chris said:
“It’s a huge honour for me to lead the team at Amazon in Swansea. As someone born and bred in South Wales, I know first-hand that our people are the best in the business and I’m excited to achieve great things together. I’m also keen to continue supporting our community and look forward to meeting many more charities through our Amazon in the Community programme over the coming weeks and months.”
The Swansea site creates jobs and supports the local community through charity and school donations. Some of the causes recently supported by Amazon in Swansea include Barnardo’s, Bishop Gore School and Ty Hafan.
Amazon in Swansea opened its doors in 2008 and employs more than 1,200 people. Careers at the fulfilment centre offer a wide range of benefits, including competitive pay and comprehensive benefits from day one. Pay starts at £9.50 for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees working in Amazon’s Swansea fulfilment centre. Employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount, which combined are worth more than £700 annually, as well as a company pension plan.
Amazon offers employees an innovative programme called Career Choice that provides funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognised courses, up to £8,000 over four years.
Amazon also offers an apprenticeship programme at the Swansea site and in fulfilment and development centres around the UK. Opportunities are available to join apprenticeship schemes in Operations, IT and Engineering.
Amazon’s Apprenticeship schemes are designed to suit candidates with a range of experience, from those with life skills to school leavers who are 18+ with GCSEs or A-levels.
Anyone interested in finding out more information about the Amazon Apprenticeship Programme can visit www.amazon.jobs/apprentices.
This month, Amazon was named by LinkedIn as the top company in the UK to work for. The LinkedIn Top Companies List 2019, draws on billions of actions taken by LinkedIn members to identify the top companies “where UK professionals want to work now”, taking into account four main pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention.