Online electronics retailer AO has announced a number of job vacancies in the West Midlands – including one in Coventry.

The company, which was founded in 2000, has announced plans to recruit 650 new jobs across the UK.

It includes 11 jobs in the West Midlands, split between Telford and Coventry.

According to the retailer, the recruitment drive comes as a result of a predicted growth, following a “Covid-19 accelerated online shopping habit”.

The company has said that they are looking for new staff for the recycling and logistics aspects of their business – including installation services, and customer service.

They have confirmed that the new hires will join an existing workforce of over 3,000 people in the UK.

Current vacancies in the Midlands include Appliance Engineers, Warehouse Operatives, Shift Co-ordinators, amongst others.

What has been said about the new jobs?

AO founder and chief executive, John Roberts, said:  “AO went into Covid-19 fit and focused on the future.  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 new, high quality jobs for a diverse range of talented people. Applications are open to anyone who cares passionately about being awesome for customers.

“Every one of the new recruits will be part of our new Value Creation Plan which rewards exceptional business performance, with every AOer having the opportunity to earn around one times their salary as a bonus in 2025.  There’s never been a better or more exciting time for people to join AO.”

More information can be found on the AO careers website here.

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