Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by The GC Team0
AO creates 250 new jobs in Crewe
Electricals retailer AO has announced that, as part of expansion plans that include a 115,000 sq ft warehouse in Stafford, the company has begun a recruitment drive to fill 250 new positions in Crewe.
The recruitment drive has been launched, says AO, “to manage the sustained demand created by customers turning to AO following the Covid-19 lockdown which has led to a shift from high street retail to online. Presenting fresh opportunities for people across Cheshire, the new jobs include both day and night shifts, alongside a variety of highly skilled roles.”
AO has added over 225,000 sq ft of warehouse space in the last three months, with its new warehouse in Stafford due to open in August. Located on Redhill Business Park, the 115,000 sq ft of extra distribution space will mean the business can continue to meet customer demand whilst operating safely.
David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, said: “We’ve been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and we’re investing in the future, adding more space and hundreds of new, quality jobs for people in Cheshire and Staffordshire. We’re proud to be a growing local employer with a history of creating careers in phenomenal business where the sky is the limit.”
“Every one of the new recruits will also be part of AO’s recently announced incentive scheme, the Value Creation Plan.” The new scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and will, says AO, “give every AO-er the opportunity to earn around one times’ salary linked to the business’ success over the next five years.”
AO has adapted its ways of working to comply with changing Covid-19 guidance and introduced safety measures to protect employees and drivers in operational roles.
AO.com acquired the two-person delivery company formerly known as Expert Logistics in 2009, and it now offers next day delivery to every UK postcode seven days a week on its range of 12,000 electrical products.