STUDENTS in Warrington could have the chance to win up to £10,000 thanks to Amazon's latest challenge.

The global company has launched its Campus Challenge competition in the UK, offering students with an interest in business the opportunity to work with real businesses and start-ups to grow their business on Amazon.

Prashant Pandey, who is site leader for Amazon in Warrington, said it is a great chance for people in the town to gain valuable experience.

He added: "Unearthing and inspiring the next generation of e-commerce superstars is something we’re hugely passionate about, and it’s this passion that led to the creation of the Amazon Campus Challenge.

"The competition offers a great opportunity for students to test and develop their business skills in a real-life environment and I hope many students, teachers and lecturers in Warrington will sign up and get involved."

The competition is open for students aged 18 and over, who are studying for an apprenticeship, bachelors or master’s degree during the 2019/20 academic year.

After identifying a company of their choice students will implement an e-commerce strategy for the business in teams of two to five.

Up to £28,000 is up for grabs, with the first place team set to win £10,000 and may even be offered the opportunity to interview for a job at Amazon UK.

Anne Kiem, executive director, Small Business Charter, said: "Students can offer so much to a small business – a fresh perspective, new ideas and, of course, additional resource.

"There are 340,000 students studying business in the UK and 36 business schools that are recognised through the Small Business Charter for supporting small businesses and student enterprise.

"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."

To apply, visit the Amazon Campus Challenge