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From Amazon Warrington to Amazon Seattle

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AN Amazon employee from Warrington is set to go on the trip of lifetime to visit her company’s HQ in Seattle next month.

Amazon invited employees at their fulfilment centres, including Warrington, to tell them what they liked best about working at Amazon and why it is the right place for them.

More than 800 employees from across the UK and dozens from each site took part, with one person from each fulfilment centre set to visit Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle this October as part of the ‘I Found the Right Place’ programme.

Kirsty Mallinder was the lucky Warrington employee chosen for the trip.

Safety Coordinator Kirsty said: “I have had an amazing journey and first year as an apprentice here. Amazon always finds a way to satisfy my hunger and curiosity for learning, growth and development. I am an instructor, a first-aider, a forum representative, I have recently been promoted to Safety Coordinator… and now I’m going to Seattle! Amazon offers fantastic opportunities and on top of that, you get to work with a great bunch of people, so if you are considering a career here, go for it!”

During the five-day trip to Seattle, Kirsty and Amazon colleagues from sites across the UK will be shown around the city and enjoy a trip up the Space Needle. They will also go on a tour of the Amazon campus and the robotics fulfilment centre in Kent, Washington, where they will meet Amazon’s Chief Scientist.

Kirsty said: “I love it here, that’s for sure; the work, the team and so much more; the chats, the laughs, the interaction. It’s an amazing thing working at Amazon and all the possibilities it brings. What comes next in my Amazon journey? I’ll have to wait and see but longevity, that’s the key and always looking at the bigger picture…that’s just me. Amazon has given me a home…a base. I absolutely know that I have found the right place!”

Edmon Yohannes, Site Leader at Amazon’s Warrington fulfilment centre said: “We take pride in providing a positive workplace and a great environment and I am delighted that Kirsty will be jetting off to Seattle for the trip of a lifetime.”

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