British workers can hope for something nice from their employers this Christmas, as Apple has launched an iPod Volume Sales Programme.

The scheme lets companies buy multiple iPods at a discounted price - they can even buy iTunes Music Cards in £15 or £25 denominations in bulk.

Apple will supply "any combination of the illustrious iPod family", and firms that bite at this deal can also get the iPods engraved with custom messages or logos. Apple is offering free delivery as part of the deal.

The iTunes Volume Discount Programme lets firms that want to offer a little music the chance to buy batches of individual codes that can be redeemed for songs.

More information on this scheme is available here.