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Amazon appoint local man to take the lead at Swansea site

Amazon has announced a new Site Leader at the Swansea site. Chris Law, from Port Talbot, will oversee operations at the local fulfilment centre, which opened its doors in 2008. 

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.