Post 16 Careers Opportunities and Information

All 16 year olds are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. There are many choices available to students on leaving Year 11 such as School, College, Apprenticeships or T Levels. You can start work after sixteen, but you will also need to do training or learning that will lead to a real, valuable qualification. For more information see Whats Your next move grid, OxMe information here and below:

School - Wood Green School offer an extensive choice of A Levels and are able to extend the curriculum to offer vocational qualifications jointly with Abingdon & Witney College or you may choose to study at a different 6th Form.

College - you may choose to follow a more vocational route at college. We are served by many colleges such as: Abingdon & Witney College, City of Oxford College and Hartbury College.

Apprenticeships - 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 and study towards related qualifications. Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level. Latest apprenticeship information and advice for parents, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service is available here. Further advice and information can be found here.  See the 'Apprentices are Amazing' short film.

T Levels - Developed in collaboration with employers, T Levels offer students a recognised technical qualification which is equivalent to three A levels and attracts the same number of UCAS points. The combination of classroom learning (80%) and a 9-week industry placement (20%) creates a unique opportunity for students to study whilst gaining the knowledge and skills businesses need. At the end of the two-year programme, a T Level can lead to an entry-level skilled job, a higher apprenticeship or further study, including at university. Explore, Watch and Connect to learn more about T levels.


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Medic Mentor Opportunities - If you're interested in getting into Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, please see here.

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

Allied Health Professional Role - When people think of clinical careers in the NHS, they often think of Doctors and Nurses, however there are many other options available. Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are a family of healthcare practitioners that work to ensure adults and children can live the fullest lives possible by helping them live with or recover from health problems. Webinar recordings which can be found here are designed for students years 7 – 13 and will provide an overview of the 15 AHPs, and the benefits of being an AHP.

Learn Live - Please see here for the Your Future in Health webinar and access to employers and careers information.

Thames Valley Police Cadet Programme - The Cadet Programme aims to provide young people between the ages of 13 and 18 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. For more information please see here

Oxfordshire Labour Market Information - highlights the jobs in demand and enterprise opportunities across the county, now and in the future. It can help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the labour market, raise your aspirations and help you plan your career pathways based on high quality, up to date, locally relevant information. To access the OxLep Skills and Labour Market website and view latest Labour Market Information please see here


Organisation and Link


Guitar and Bass Builds

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A unique opportunity to become a Guitar Engineering Technician Apprentice with a guitar and guitar parts and accessories manufacturer in Banbury. Role involves supporting their CAD and CNC operator.

Mitchells & Butlers
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Apprenticeships are available with Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One or Miller and Carter.

LTi Metaltech Ltd

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Tech engineering company in Abingdon recruiting a Welding & Fabrication Engineering Apprentice, £13,158, closing date 1st August.


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Digital & Technology Apprenticeship and Technology Futures & Business Futures gap year placements.

SMY Electrical

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SMY Electrical Ltd are recruiting for Electrical Apprentices.

Velocity Football

Velocity Football – Oxford City Football Academy

Sports apprenticeships.

ATAC science apprenticeships

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A range of roles are on offer.

Apprenticeships with the University of Oxford

The university has an ever-growing number of apprenticeships. Check regularly for new opportunities.

Oxford University Hospitals

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Oxford University Hospital has an ever-growing number of apprenticeships. Check regularly for new opportunities.

The Engineering Trust

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Various Apprenticeship Opportunities. Check regularly for new opportunities.


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Apprenticeship Opportunities.

A&W College

Apprenticeship Vacancies - Abingdon & Witney College (

Apprenticeship Opportunities.

Activate Learning Oxford College

Apprenticeship Opportunities.


The Government 'Find an Apprenticeship' website

The National Apprenticeship Service website

The National Apprenticeship Service - Parent information

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships


Success at Schools Information on different aspects of growing up including education and training.

National Careers Service - For job profiles and information about which careers will be in demand in the future. If you want to speak to an advisor you can call 0800 100 900; they will call you back.

Careers Guide

FutureLearn Careers - partner with over 170 world-class universities, institutions and industry leaders to create world-class courses to help you with your career.

All About School -
Offers free advice and guidance to young people. - Find out about live apprenticeships, training and Job vacancies and get in touch with employers. Tips about applying for jobs and how to impress at interviews.