BUSINESS: £10,000 up for grabs for students in new Amazon competition


Amazon has announced the launch of its new Campus competition where students in Bournemouth have a chance of winning up to £10,000.

The Amazon Campus Challenge is a competition that is offering students with an interest in business the opportunity to work with real organisations. The aim is to help them start up and grow their business on Amazon to reach customers around the world.

Amazon’s Bournemouth Delivery Station Manager, Owen Newton said: “The competition offers a great opportunity for students to test and develop their business skills in a real-life environment.”

A team of students from two to five will need to approach a supporting company of their choice that has not yet been set up on Amazon, and decide on a partnership. Once agreed, the students will work with the businesses to help them grow and succeed.

In June 2020, a panel of UK business leaders will then decide the winning teams. Up to £28,000 is up for grabs, with first place set to win £10,000. The winning teams may be offered the opportunity to interview for a job at Amazon UK.

Anne Kiem, Executive Director of Small Business Charter said: “Students can offer so much to a small business – a fresh perspective, new ideas and additional resource.

“The Amazon Campus Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for these students to further apply and develop their skills in real-world business settings, which for many is a core element of their degree course.”

The competition begins in January 2020 and is open for students aged 18 or over who are studying for an apprenticeship, bachelors or master’s degree during the 19/20 academic year. To register, click here.


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