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Published on August 21st, 2020 | by The GC Team

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AO creates 650 new jobs as pandemic accelerates growth

Online electricals retailer AO has launched a nationwide recruitment drive to fill 650 new jobs across the UK in its retail, mobile, tech, financial services and logistics divisions.

The move comes as the retailer prepares for significant growth and to manage the sustained demand by customers turning to the business after Covid-19 accelerated online shopping habits.

AO is looking to fill vacancies in various locations including Manchester, Bolton, Telford, Thatcham and Crewe and in some cases, where possible, working from home.

The variety of jobs on offer are in Tech, Creative, Supply Chain, Brand, Sales, HR, Customer Services and Marketing, often working across the firm’s UK and growing international business. 

The diverse range of expertise required to join the existing 3,000-strong team ranges from gas engineers to software developers. A fridge recycling shift coordinator and a “TikTok expert” are also required.

AO Founder and Chief Executive, John Roberts, said: “The pandemic accelerated a shift in customer behaviour towards online shopping – we saw five years’ change in five weeks. We now have the opportunity to make AO a habit that lasts for our new customers.

“We’re investing to cement the change and prepare for our next phase of growth which includes creating hundreds of new, high-quality jobs for a diverse range of talented people.”

All new recruits will be part of the company’s new Value Creation Plan which rewards exceptional business performance. 

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