Amazon to create 400 jobs at new warehouse in Rugby

Amazon has unveiled plans for a new warehouse in Rugby that will create 400 jobs as part of the internet giant's efforts to meet growing customer demand.

The online retailer said it has started recruiting managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists, with factory floor recruitment to begin in the coming weeks.

Rugby will be the fourth Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands, alongside warehouses in Coalville, Daventry and Rugeley.

Stefano Perego, Amazon's director of customer fulfilment, said:

In addition to Rugby, Amazon plans to open three further new fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry.

Amazon claims to have invested £6.4 billion in the UK since 2010 on research and development, head office functions and fulfilment and logistics infrastructure.

Mark Pawey, the Conservative MP for Rugby, said