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


Careers Convention Wednesday 21st March

We would like to invite you to a careers event at The Witney Lakes Resort, Downs Road, Witney. The pupose of the event is to provide GCSE ansd A Level students with an insight into a wide range of career options.

Their will also be formal presentations abou Apprenticeships, College Courses and University. 

For more information please see here


Apprenticeship Event

Don't miss our apprenticeship event being held at The Marlborough Church of England School on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 6pm

It will be an opportunity for you to :

  1. Find out ' What is an Apprenticeship' 
  2. Meet with Employers offering apprenticeships at all levels
  3. Speak to Training Providers and Advisers
  4. Access financial advice and guidance​


The Hair and Beauty Forum, Northfield Frarm Lane, Madley Park

Would like to invite any aspiring hairdressers / stylists to an open evening on Tuesday 6th March, the event is being held at their salon on Madley Park between 5.00pm and 8.00pm. Their will be an opportunity to talk to representatives from the Salon along with Tutors from Abingdon & Witney College and representatives from various suppliers to the Beauty Industry.

You will also have the chance to learn about Apprenticeships within the industry as well as the courses and competitions you could take part in.

For more information please contact Lucy at


The Oxford High School, Department of Classics

Are you a 6th Form Student looking to study "Classics at University"? If the answer is yes then you may be interested in attending a talk by Professor Barbara Goff, a specialist in ancien Drama and a senior member of the Classics Department at Reading University on the "Daughters of Antigone.

The talk is being held on Monday March 19th at the Oxford High School, Belbroughton Road, Oxford, OX2 6XA. The event will start at 4.30pm and will finish between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.

For more information and to book a place please email Dr Niki Karapanagioti at


Internship with the City and Guilds Oxford 

The City and Guilds , Oxford are currently looking for an Intern to join them at their Head Office in Oxford. The position will be within varies departments and will give you the chance to gain experience in Finance, Human Resources, marketing and Client Services. 

For more information and details on how to apply please see here 

For the Internship Role Profile please see here


The Young Investment Banker Programme - This years events are being held at UCL on 25th February and at the University of Manchester on 18th March.

The programme will give students a fully-immersive insight into the life of an investment banker through a mixture of case-studies, interactive exercises and personal networking time. Professionals attending on the day will include :-   - Barclays Capital M&A Specialist
                                         - Morgan Stanley Hedge Fund Salesperson
                                         - Goldman Sachs Executive Director
                                         - Rothschild Associate
After the programme, alumni will be given exclusive access to InvestIN Academy, our brand new digital learning platform that contains hours of digital content, which will guide students throughout university and beyond. Students will also be invited to complete a new online assessment and given a score and certificate, which can act as a fantastic "gold star" for their UCAS personal statement and future CV

To book your place for London please click here

To book you place for Manchester please click 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


Oxford University are offering an administrative apprenticeship. 

If you are practical and have an interest in administration and performing a diverse set of activities with a strong sense of customer service this could be for you.

You will learn a wide range of skills to support the team such as helping with training courses, event orginisation, communications, graduate studies. You will be a member of a small team, providing support to the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. You will study for 2 years for a Level 2 Business Admin qualification at Abingdon & Witney College.

For full details and to apply, please visit

Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 6th April 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


Oxford Immunotec Limited 

Do you have a passion for Science, Oxford Immunotec are offering a Level 3 Apprenticeship which will work towards a BTEC in Applied Science.The successful candidate will be responsible for the manufacturing of T-SPOT TB tests. The role would also involve stores management, stock control, operational processes such as dispensing, labeling, packing and dispatch all within a Good Manufacturing Process based laboratory.

For more information please see


BMW apprenticeship applications have now opened for further information please see


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 -

Please see attached our current Engineering Apprenticeship Vacancies


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