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re­cruit­ing, par­tic­u­larly for engi­neer­ing and IT roles, but that a num­ber of new jobs will be up for grabs.

The Coven­try Ama­zon cen­tre is unique in that it pro­cesses all items be­ing sold by Ama­zon in the UK, and some in Europe.

Boxes and palettes of goods come to Coven­try be­fore be­ing sorted and dis­patched to other ful­fil­ment cen­tres.

Ama­zon cur­rently has four jobs ad­ver­tised in Coven­try and they in­clude main­te­nance tech­ni­cian and IT sup­port en­gi­neer roles.

For­merly the Lon­don Taxi Com­pany, the Lon­don Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle Com­pany con­tin­ues to grow.

Its fu­ture is an elec­tric one, with pro­duc­tion of its TX elec­tric taxi tak­ing place at a new fac­tory at An­sty Park.

There is no mass re­cruit­ment drive at the mo­ment but with the TX be­ing rolled out in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent coun­tries and be­ing in­creas­ingly adopted by taxi drivers in the UK that could change.

LEVC is also keen to hear from peo­ple for roles that be­come avail­able in the fu­ture.

On the ca­reers sec­tion of its web­site it states: “LEVC is con­stantly look­ing for the bright­est and best to join our team.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing time for the en­tire busi­ness as we are in a pe­riod of in­ten­sive growth as we pre­pare to in­vest in our fu­ture and the fu­ture of global pub­lic trans­port.

“Up­load your CV to our re­cruit­ment cen­tre and if a suitable role be­comes va­cant, we’ll be in touch.”

Coven­try won a race to be­come the home of a na­tional cen­tre to de­velop bat­ter­ies for the elec­tric ve­hi­cles of the fu­ture.

It has been pre­dicted up to 10,000 new jobs could be cre­ated in Coven­try and War­wick­shire as a re­sult of the Govern­ment de­ci­sion to site the Na­tional Bat­tery Man­u­fac­tur­ing Devel­op­ment Fa­cil­ity (NBMDF) at Whit­ley.

The NBMDF, which is cur­rently tak­ing shape, rep­re­sents £80mil­lion of govern­ment fund­ing and in it­self is ex­pected to cre­ate just 100 jobs.

How­ever the NBMDF is seen very much as a cat­a­lyst for what might fol­low in its wake and thought to have the po­ten­tial to un­lock 10,000 new jobs.

Bring­ing it here could prove a key build­ing block for Coven­try to be­come the UK’s ‘mo­tor city’ once again, once the storms cur­rently af­fect­ing the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor have been weath­ered.

Some of the 100 roles ex­pected to be cre­ated at the NBMDF will cer­tainly be cre­ated in 2019 with other roles at Jaguar Land Rover and in the au­to­mo­tive sup­ply chain also likely to be­come avail­able.

Aero­space com­pany Meg­gitt is build­ing a £130m ‘su­per site’ in An­sty.

The com­pany plans to shut down its sites in Hol­brook Lane, in Coven­try; Wharf­dale Road, in Birm­ing­ham; and Maiden­head with a view to re­lo­cat­ing staff to the new “hub”.

Meg­gitt plans to have the new 440,000 sq ft cen­tre up and run­ning by the end of 2019.

It is not yet known whether the new site will cre­ate any new roles but a memo, from chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Tony Wood, stated the new site at An­sty would “pro­vide longer em­ploy­ment se­cu­rity and growth for up to 1,000 col­leagues.”

Coven­try’s two uni­ver­si­ties are go­ing from strength to strength.

Both the Univer­sity of War­wick and Coven­try Univer­sity reg­u­larly win awards and ac­co­lades and are see­ing stu­dent num­bers grow.

The in­sti­tu­tions are also big em­ploy­ers in the city.

The Univer­sity of War­wick has 115 jobs ad­ver­tised right now.

As well as a host of lec­tur­ing jobs and pro­fes­sor­ships there are also many non-aca­demic roles avail­able, in­clud­ing men­tal health co­or­di­na­tor, li­brary fa­cil­i­ties man­ager, busi­ness sup­port of­fi­cer and se­nior so­lic­i­tor.

Coven­try Univer­sity cur­rently has 46 jobs ad­ver­tised on its web­site and the list in­cludes a mix­ture of aca­demic and nonaca­demic roles.

Among the jobs ad­ver­tised are research as­sis­tant, venue tech­ni­cal as­sis­tant, sus­tain­able trans­port man­ager, lec­turer/se­nior lec­turer in project man­age­ment and fi­nance as­sis­tant.

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