15 Dec Amazon announces opening of new delivery station in West Thurrock in time for Christmas
Amazon Logistics has announced that its new delivery station in West Thurrock has opened ahead of the festive shopping period. The 10,000 square metre building is now fully operational, serving customers across West Thurrock.
The delivery station at Proxima 111, Central Avenue, West Thurrock has created around 50 permanent jobs, offering competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and leading training and development opportunities in a safe, modern and engaging work environment.
The opening of the delivery station in West Thurrock has also created new driver opportunities for independent delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners.
Speaking at the launch of the new site, Amazon West Thurrock Delivery Station Manager, Tom Chamberlin, said:
“We’re excited to open the doors to our new delivery station in West Thurrock, just in time for our first Christmas. The team at Amazon in West Thurrock is ready to deliver for our customers ahead of a great festive shopping season, while also creating local job opportunities across a wide range of disciplines in a safe and welcoming environment.”
One of Amazon West Thurrock’s new employees who’ll be helping deliver for customers this Christmas is Elena Margarint.
Before joining Amazon, Elena worked as a delivery driver. During her time with Amazon, Elena has continued to develop her team building skills with a focus on effective teamwork.
Elena enjoys working at Amazon as it allows her to interact with people from different cultures; something she’s been missing due to COVID-related restrictions, meaning she’s unable to travel.
“I joined Amazon because the company offers competitive pay, fantastic benefits and excellent training and career development and learning opportunities. I’m excited that our delivery station in West Thurrock is now open and I’m looking forward to helping put smiles on our customers’ faces this Christmas.”
Festive food giveaways, Christmas competitions, team games and Christmas Jumper days are just some of the things taking place throughout November and December as the delivery station team delivers for customers this Christmas.
Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s 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.
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.
Amazon employees receive competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Pay starts at £10.00 or £11.10 per hour depending on location 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 also 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.
Amazon prioritises the safety and health of its people above all else, and the company invested more than $10 billion globally to help keep its people safe and deliver products to customers throughout 2020.