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Amazon opportunity for Forces community

Amazon opportunity for Forces community


08 Oct, 2021

A new partnership between X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and Amazon aims to further expand and improve the support offered to those from the wider Armed Forces community who are looking at the next step in their career path …

Amazon is the newest member of the X-Forces Enterprise Big Business Supporting Small Business steering group. This strengthens the commitment from stakeholders in the community to support budding entrepreneurs and new business owners on their transition journey. Additionally, the new partnership heralds the development of a brand new, bespoke training programme for those interested in self-employment, but also interested in developing themselves as business owners with Amazon.

Amazon is seeking entrepreneurs across the country to launch and operate their own parcel delivery businesses. The Delivery Service Partner (DSP) programme provides an opportunity for strong leaders who are passionate about starting their own business. With low start-up costs, built-in demand, and access to Amazon’s technology and logistics experience, this is an opportunity to build and grow a successful package delivery business. Joining a robust community of small businesses, you will help deliver thousands of parcels to customers every day.

Free two-part course: Self-Employment Discovery – Grow With Amazon

It’s free to register for the course, which is delivered in two parts. There is initially a one-day course, with an optional second half-day if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity. Day one will help you explore whether self-employment and this opportunity might be right for you. Day two covers more in-depth financial and legal aspects related to working with Amazon should you wish to proceed with exploring this opportunity in more detail.
What the course covers

  • What is the opportunity to work with Amazon as a DSP?
  • Pros and cons of self-employment.
  • How can you measure success?
  • What does trading as a limited company mean?
  • Important financial insight – tax, national insurance, etc.

 The Amazon advantage

  • Logistics experience not required.
  • Amazon’s packages keep your business growing, so you can focus on building a great team and delivering without having to worry about driving sales.
  • Amazon’s experience is behind you every step of the way, from hands-on training to on-demand support, to ensure your operation runs smoothly.

Click here to find out more


Want to sign up?

Click here to register for the free workshop and to find out more.

Any queries can be emailed to

We look forward to seeing you there!


About XFE

X-Forces Enterprise is the UK’s largest provider of enterprise support to the ex-military in business. Support is available to Service leavers, veterans, Reservists, spouses, widows, cadets and dependants aged over 18.

XFE supports the individual throughout their enterprise journey, starting and scaling up their own businesses, offering ongoing support through knowledge exchange, networking and mentoring. 

XFE is the industry leader for enterprise training for the Ministry of Defence and is a recipient of the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for outstanding support of the Armed Forces community.

To find out more about the work of XFE, click here


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