The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in 2017 to address a growing nationwide skills gap. Amazon is offering to transfer some of its levy funding to eligible sellers for all apprenticeships until degree level.
There is no limitation on the apprenticeship standards that are eligible for this funding. To help you decide which standard best fits your business, a full list of current apprenticeship standards can be found in the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) website.
More information on the Apprenticeship Levy can be found at https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships.
The minimum eligibility criteria for an Amazon-funded apprenticeship are:
Providers may apply additional eligibility criteria depending on the apprenticeship standard.
Sellers should complete this registration survey to express their interest.
Recruitment of your apprentice will be your responsibility. You must hire an employee and meet the above criteria to receive funding for the apprenticeship.
Yes, you must ensure that your apprentice is paid their lawful wage. The funding supplied by Amazon is to cover the cost of their apprenticeship training only.
Yes, you can. If you are not eligible upon your first sign-up, the Amazon Apprenticeship team will be in touch to inform you. You can re-apply when you meet the eligibility requirements.
No. We recognise that Amazon sellers have a wide range of business types. We will consider applications for any apprenticeship below degree level relevant to your business. You can find all current apprenticeship standards in the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) website.
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