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.

National Apprenticeship Service Parents' Pack (Apprenticeship Information) Dec 2018


Oxfordshire Labour Market Information :- has been been compiled to bring to young people's attention the jobs in demand and enterprise opportunities across the county, now and in the future. It's aim is to broaden young people's knowledge and understanding of the labour market, raise their aspirations and help them plan their career pathways based on high quality, up to date, locally relevant information.

For more information please see

Opportunities and Vacancies Bulletins  - weekly updates for Witney and North Oxfordshire area can be found Here  

Legal and Business Administration Vacancies  

OCC have several vacancies for highly motivated, positive individuals who want to work in a professional office alongside legal professionals and other administrative staff. For further details see here

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Opportunities with the University of Oxford


Programme Support Coordinator Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience, training and qualifications.

This is a fantastic vacancy if you are interested in progressing a career in Business Administration.

· The Apprenticeship includes an 18-month training programme that will cover all aspects of the role which will be delivered by Abingdon & Witney College. You will complete a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

· This role plays an important part in providing operational, events and administrative support to the delivery of all existing full-time programmes, as well as facilitating a business-critical transition to a new online reading lists system which will facilitate the coordination and sharing of reading lists for all full-time degree Programmes. This role will be involved in supporting events and general support and administrative duties as required.

· Saïd Business School blends the best of new and old. It is a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university.

· To apply for this post, you should have (or be expected to obtain) 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, including English and Maths. You should demonstrate enthusiasm and aptitude for the skills taught in the Apprenticeship.

· Starting salary: £17,079 (salary progression through successful completion of programme).

To find out more and apply, please visit:

Applications close 12 noon on 9th June 2019.


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  • AIRBUS are looking for avionic and mechanical apprentices within the Helicopter division based at Kidlington airport. They are looking to fill vacancies for a five year Avionic and Mechanical apprenticeship, starting August 2019. Please email  or for further information.
  • Airtanker Apprenticeship commencing September 2019. For more details see here and  AirTanker is now providing an exciting opportunity for two individuals to enrol in an 18 month apprenticeship scheme within Ground Operations. During the 18 month apprenticeship the apprentices will develop skills as they travel around various departments within Ground Operations, whilst completing mandatory workshops with an external training provider. On successful completion of an End Point Assessment the apprentice will be issued with an Institute’s Certificate specifying the standard and grade achieved. Following the apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to secure a further 12 months fixed term contract with AirTanker. Please see here and here for further details.   
  • 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

External information

The Government 'Find an Apprenticeship website

The National Apprenticeship Service website

The National Apprenticeship Service - Parent information

Abingdon and Witney College Apprenticeships 

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships 



National Careers Service

Careers Guide 

All About School - Offers free advice and guidance to young people.