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Amazon is ploughing £1m into plans to create 200 apprenticeships in the creative industries this year.

The online retailer and video-on-demand platform has dipped into its broader £2.5m Amazon Apprenticeship Fund for small businesses, set up to aid the economic recovery post-Covid through the UK government’s levy transfer scheme.

Amazon hopes the apprenticeships will bolster production of its Amazon Originals brand of film and TV, as well as support businesses in music and publishing. 

The company has partnered with the UK Screen Alliance and training companies such as LDN apprenticeships and All Spring Media, which will oversee the transfer of levy funds to small businesses wanting to take on an apprentice.

The first placements include a year-long programme for post-production technical operators, who will receive nine weeks of training at London South Bank University and placements at post houses including Company 3, Molinare and Roundtable Post.

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