Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:

  • Work alongside experienced staff

  • Gain job-specific skills

  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay

  • Study towards  related quailfications

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

These levels are:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes

  • Advanced - equivalent to 2 A Level passes

  • Higher - can lead to NVQ level 4 and above, or a foundation degree.



Witney ApprenticeSHOP, 22nd & 23rd August, 10am-2pm

Getting GCSE or A Level results this summer and wondering if an Apprenticeship is right for you?

  • Still at school and thinking about doing an Apprenticeship when you leave?
  • Want to know more about Apprenticeships to help your child make the best career choice?

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships will be holding a pop-up ‘ApprenticeSHOP’ in Witney Market Square from 10am – 2pm on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd August.

Apprenticeship experts will be on hand with information and advice about types of Apprenticeships, career pathways, higher level qualifications… and anything else you want to know! They will also have a list of local vacancies for anyone looking to start an Apprenticeship this summer

For more information please see here


The Science & Technology Facilities Council are holding an apprenticeship day on Wednesday 23rd August at their Harwell Campus, for anyone over the age of 14 who is interested in finding out about their apprenticeship scheme.

Registration is essential and further information is available via the following link


Acrona Engineering are seeking a young enthuastic person to work in their progressive local precision engineering team,

For more information on ACRONA ENGINEERING please follow the link


Opportunities with Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police Cadet Programme

The Cadet Programme aims to provide young people between the ages of 13 and 18, from all the parts of society, an opportunity to develop their qualities and skills through a structured programme, and to enhance the relationship between the public and police. It is about including teenagers irrespective of their background, financial circumstances or vulnerability to crime or social exclusions. By joining the scheme, young people will also get opportunity to express their views on policing and will act as conduits for passing on policing messages to the wider community.

Please follow the link below for more information:

Police Support Volunteer Roles

If you wish to volunteer your time on a regular basis and are aged over 16 (16-18 year olds need the permission of a parent or guardian) please follow the link below

Special Constable (Volunteer Police Officer)

Special Constables are Volunteer Police Officers who play an integral role in policing the Thames Valley. The role is diverse but demanding and you must be able to spare a minimum of 18 hours per month to join our busy teams across the force. No formal qualifications are required although we do expect honesty, integrity and a good level of physical fitness.

Please follow the link below for more information on the role of a Special Constable or if you are interested in becoming a Special Constable please follow the link below (please note that recruitment for this role opens and closes throughout the year)

Work Experience

If you wish to undertake work experience at Thames Valley Police, you will need to identify a person within the Force who would be willing to support and organise the work experience for you. The Thames Valley Police employee should then email the People Services Help Desk, requesting the documentation they will require to assist with the organisation of the work experience. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Current apprenticeship vacancies


CSE Education Systems Ltd -  we are looking to recruit two apprentices,

We are looking for individuals with the following qualities:

  • a keen interest in ICT, particularly Microsoft Windows networks
  • a Quick learner
  • an excellent communicator, both verbally and through email
  • a good telephone manner
  • Good customer service skills
  • Keen to grow in an ICT technical Support role
  • CSE Education are a family owned business. We specialise in helping schools across the country with all aspects of IT, and we are pleased that Wood Green have recently joined the ranks of our customers.
  • Location: North Leigh
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Company pension
  • Private Health Care

The role would involve liasing with end users (schools) recording, managing and remedying the support requirements that they have.

If you are interested in these positions or would like further information please contact Kevin Osborne at 


Lucy Group Ltd, Oxford - are currently looking for a Legal Apprentice.

For more information regarding this fabulous opportunity please see   Job Description    /    Application 

Apprenticeship Opportunities with Blenheim Palace please see here

Scientific Apprenticeship Opportunity with Ricardo in Oxfordshire - Ricardo are looking to recruit a Scientific Apprentice to start in September to work towards a Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science. For more information please see


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory currently have a fantastic opportunity for computing apprentices to join them to work towards a foundation degree in a very exciting work environment.

For more information please see /perch/resources/computingapprentices201617poster.pdf



Mahogany Hairdressing

Mahogany Hairdressing is a well established Company based in Oxford and London with an international reputation.

They have a number of vacancies to fill for school leavers wanting to take up an NVQ level 2 apprenticeship. For more information please email Russell Barker on


Volkswagen Group Apprenticeship Programme currently have the following apprenticeship available. 


Green Oak Construction are looking for an apprentice Bench Joiner 

For further details please see /perch/resources/green-oak-construction-002.pdf


SS Tube Technology are offering apprenticeship opportunities       

The apprenticeship program is a 4 year Level 3 apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, the starting rate is £6.5/hr with O/T at £9.75/hr – they will have a year on year raise e.g. 2nd year £7.5/hr, 3rd year £8.5/hr and 4th year £10/hr.

For further details please contact Rob Allen - Operations Director at  


The Engineering Trust -

Please see attached our current Engineering Apprenticeship Vacancies

AirTanker at RAF Brize Norton  are currently advertising for their September 2017 Aeronautical Apprenticeship Scheme. For more information please see

Applications now open for AWE’s award-winning apprenticeship programme -

Science Oxford Apprenticeship Placements for Years 11 and 12 -


Lots of opportunities on OXME this week. Including over 120 Apprenticeships. Vehicle Mechanical one in Bicester. Find out more here Network Rail Apprenticeships going at Didcot. Find out more here  Also have a look at the Army Apprenticeships including the Electrical & Mechanical Apprenticeships where you can learn , see the world and get over £18,000 per year. Find out more here

If you love Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and you are in years 11 & 12. apply for a summer STEM Apprenticeship placement in a company in Oxfordshire Please visit the Science Oxford website or email

However if you prefer to get outdoors a Horticultural Apprenticeship and Ground Apprenticeships may be your preference. But if you prefer web development go for this Apprenticeship  here All kinds of Apprenticeships are available including Business Admin ones at Oxford City Council Find out more here  and new ones are added daily. on OXME as well as on the  government website                                                                                                                 

For all the latest Apprenticeship Opportunities in the Witney area please see here

external information

The National Apprenticeship Service website

The National Apprenticeship Service - Parent information

Abingdon and Witney College Apprenticeships 

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships 



National Careers Service

Careers Guide