Online retailer Amazon has announced that it plans to create a further 1,000 jobs across the UK in 2016, adding to its 2,500 roles previously confirmed earlier this year.

Amazon plans to bolster is workforce in preparation to the festive period as it aims to build on its Prime Now delivery service, which in itself is celebrating its first anniversary since its launch last year.

The news follows Amazon UK’s bi-annual Trends Report announcement, where the number of UK sellers generating more than £1m in revenues has increased by 20% in the past year, supported by a 33% increase in the number of units exported, with UK exports reaching nearly £1.4bn last year.

Doug Gurr, UK country manager for Amazon, said: “We are creating thousands of new jobs to continue to deliver the experience our customers know and love during the festive season and beyond.

“We are hiring for all types of roles from software engineers, computer programmers and corporate managers in our R&D centres and head office, to operations managers, engineers, service technicians, HR roles and order fulfilment roles in our fulfilment centres.”