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

Oxford University - Have a vacancy for a Apprtentice Finance Admin Assistant based within the Finance Team at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS). For more information and details of how to apply please see here, applications close at 12 noon on Monday 23rd July.


Oxford University - Have a vacancy for a Apprentice in their Human Resources Department, you will study for 18 months for a Level 2 or 3 Business Administration qualification at Abingdon & Witney College . For more information and details on how to apply please see here. Applications close at 12 noon on Monday 30th July 2018. 



Twos Company Hairdressers, Witney - currently have a vacancy for a haidressing apprenticeship leading towards NVQ level 2 and 3. This is a 3 year apprenticeship which is both college and salon based.

If you would like further details please contact Alan or Deniese on Witney 01993 704445


Denshams Butchers, Witney - are looking for an Apprentice Butcher, The job would be a full time position, 5 days a week (including every Saturday with a day off given during the week). They are looking to teach someone all aspects of the trade with a view to them becoming a qualified butcher. The hours we work are 7am until 5pm. It would be minimum wage to start with but that will rise with experience and learning the trade.

If you are interested please contact Jon Timms on or telephone  01993 703714.


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 .


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

Cotswold Metal Roofing Ltd are a specialist roofing contractor based in Woodstock, dealing mainly with zinc, copper and stainless steel roofing systems. They are looking for a trainee metal roofing operative who will be given full training by their experienced work force. Transport will be provided form the Witney area. If you are interested and would like an interview either call Sreve on 01993 814922 or e-mail


Oxford University  have a vacancy for an Apprentice IT Support Officer. For full details and to apply, please visit: 

Applications close at 12 noon on Tuesday 26th June 2018


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.


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