Amazon UK to fund 300 apprenticeships
Amazon is to fund 300 new apprenticeship roles in the next 12 months across 250 small and medium-sized businesses and partners in the UK.
The move forms part of the online retail giant’s £8 million investment since launching its Apprenticeship Fund in 2021.
The new roles will be funded by Amazon in small businesses and organisations selling on its store, Amazon Web Services customers, creative industry partners and local authorities through the company’s apprenticeship levy.
Positions will be available in a range of areas including digital marketing, visual effects, cyber security and more. The apprenticeships will last between 12 and 48 months and will include a mix of on-the-job and classroom training.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “We are proud of the positive impact the Amazon Apprenticeship Fund has created for apprentices, companies and communities across England.
“It means people across the country have been given a head-start in their career, or transferred into a new career with the right support and opportunities.
“As we expand, we hope other larger employers will also choose to transfer some of their unspent levy to create more valuable apprenticeship roles for people across England to gain new skills, supporting productivity and innovation.”
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