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.



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


Apprenticeships Get In Go Far - For more information please see here


Abingdon & Witney College - are you in Year 10 or 12 and interested in Construction or Engineering, if so then you may be interested in attending a week long skills course in association with construction company Balfour Beatty at our Abingdon Campus this May half term. For more information and to register please see here .


ACE Training Ltd are holding a Workshop Taster Day on Wednesday 30th May for anyone interested in Carpentry and Brickwork, for more information please see here .


MRC Festival of Medical Research is holding a "It's all in your Genes" open day on Saturday 16th June at Harwell  between 12-4pm. This is a free event for people to come and find out more about the latest genetics research. There will be a range os interactive activities and demonstrations and will be a great opportunity to find out more about careers in science and different career pathways.

The day is free to attend but entry is by ticket only, more information can be found here 


The National Healtcare Weekend

The University of East London in Stratford are holding a National Healthcare Weekend 14th & 15th July, hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering o present and network with students who are interested in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry.

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more information here


The City of Oxford College are holding an open event at their city centre campus on Saturday 16th June.

For more information or to register your attendance please see here


Medical Careers Day are you interested in a career in medicine, if so you may like to attend the Oxfordshire Medical Careers Day on Thursday 21st June.

The day is for young people that are interested in a career in medicine, and will be led by medical students from local universities. Young people will hear about how the medical students prepared to enter Medical School, and will undertake activities such as Diagnostics and Emergency Medical Assistance.

Event Details: Abingdon & Witney College, Abingdon Campus

Time: 1:30pm - 6:15pm

Cost: £36.00

For more information and to register please contact John Waterworth at


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

Mac's Garage (Witney) Ltd have a vacancey for an apprenticeship in administration. The successful candidate will learn how to use Sage accounting as well as a dedicated system for the motor trade.The succcessful applicant should be confident when dealing with customers. 

For further information please call 01993 772136 and ask for Kevin or Nick.


University of Oxford have a vacancy for an Apprentice Laboratory Technician based at the world-class biomedical research department The Dunn School.

For full details and to apply, please see hereApplications close at 12 noon on Thursday 31st May 2018.


Bakers Butchers, Witney have a full time vacancy for a trainee butcher. For more information and details of how to apply please see here


Volkswagen Group Apprenticeship Programme currently have the following apprenticeship available. 

  • Cordwallis Van Centre Service Technician Apprentice
  • Liam Kenny Motor Repair Body Technician Apprentice
  • Marshall Volkswagen Kidlington Service Technician Apprentice
  • Oxford Audi Parts Advisor Apprentice
  • for more information please see parts-consultant-info-pack.pdf      
  •                                                            service-technician-info-pack.pdf   
  •                                                            vehicle-paint-body-info-pack.pdf


Green Oak Construction are looking for an apprentice Bench Joiner 

For further details please see 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 -

For our current Engineering Apprenticeship Vacancies please see here


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


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