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.

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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


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 a career in Human Resources.

The Apprenticeship includes an initial 18-month training programme that will cover all aspects of the role to gain a CIPD level 3 qualification with Abingdon and Witney College.

You will develop full knowledge of the HR lifecycle from day one. You will cover payroll and induction, reward and recognition, employee relations, and engagement. You will learn to provide advice on procedures and policies covering a range of issues such as employee welfare, maternity/paternity and absence management.

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

To apply for this post you will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopt a proactive approach to developing your skills. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with people, has an interest in HR, and is happy working within a team environment. You should also have enthusiasm for the skills taught on this Apprenticeship, including excellent communication skills in person, on the telephone and email, accuracy and attention to detail.

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

For more information and to download the Job Description please visit:

To apply please visit:

Applications close 12 noon on 17th February 2019.


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    External information

    The National Apprenticeship Service website

    The National Apprenticeship Service - Parent information

    Abingdon and Witney College Apprenticeships 

    Oxfordshire Apprenticeships 



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