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 Choose your Path 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 Hartpury 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.  See Browse apprenticeships before you apply based on your interests and location.  The Government Find an Apprenticeship site can be found here  

Traineeship - Traineeships and are for young people (aged 16-24) who want to work, but need extra help before starting an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships will include a substantial work placement and other opportunities to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require. They can last up to 6 months with the trainee usually spending time at a college or training centre before starting a work experience placement with an employer. The aim of the traineeship is to move the trainee into an apprenticeship on completion of the programme. See here and the Government website here for more information.

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.

For more information on post-16 and post-18 choices, how they compare and where they can lead you can 'Get the Jump' here


Careers and Apprenticeships Updates

6 June 2022 Careers Update Flyer

9 May 2022 Careers Update Flyer

OXME Post Year 11 EET Guide 2022

25 March 2022 Careers Update Flyer

NCS - Designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future. The NCS Summer ‘22 programme lasts two weeks. Details are attached in the NCS Parents Letter 2022 and NCS Summer 2022 Flyer. For more information see the attached, or to register click type in Wood Green School in the school name box and choose your date. 

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/Labour Market website and view latest Labour Market Information please see here

'GoCompare' have put together a 'Guide to self-employment' with useful information for self-employed workers to help them know their legal, tax and insurance obligations.  Details can be found here


Organisation and Link


Le Manoir + New Bus Route

Link to vacancies

Le Manoir have partnered with Oxford Bus Company to introduce a new bus route from Cowley from 20th June wit discounted tickets for Le Manoir employees. They have a range of jobs and internships. Download a bus timetable and recruitment poster.

OICB Traineeships

Traineeship application form

Oxford International College of Beauty are running traineeships from August. They also have Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships available for September/October. They are interviewing now for the traineeships and apprenticeships. Contact the Admissions Office at or 01993 775858 (option 1).

University of Oxford

Link to all Vacancies

The University of Oxford have lots of great apprenticeships on offer now including:

Software Test Analysis, Lab Support Technician, Medical Simulation Technician

HR, IT, Finance, Education Assistant, Admin and Laboratory Engineering Technician and many more. See link opposite for details.

Oxford University Hospitals

Link to vacancies

OUH are currently recruiting for Level 2 Apprentice Healthcare Scientists to work as Laboratory Support Workers in the Microbiology Department is at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Closing date: 30th June.

Oxford Direct Services

Link to vacancies

ODS are currently recruiting for a range of apprenticeships, including motor vehicle, countryside worker, grounds maintenance, HR and IT solutions among others.

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Apprenticeship vacancies - Students should email for further information

GLL/Better Leisure Centres is looking for active, sporty people to join their team. Their Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship will give you all the skills and qualifications you need to work as a Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher and you get paid a real living wage while you train. Students should email for further information.

Dematic Ltd

Link to vacancies

Dematic are looking for talented individuals to join their team. Dematic is an intralogistics innovator trusted by thousands of the worlds leading and emerging brand. They design, build and support intelligent automated systems for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environments. Apprenticeship Open Evening

8th & 14th June 2022, 4-8pm at their Head office at Banbury Business Park, Trinity Way, Adderbury, OX17 3SN or visit here

A&W College

Activate Learning Oxford College

ATAC science apprenticeships

The Engineering Trust

Oxford University Hospitals

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships


University of Oxford

Various Apprenticeship Opportunities.


The Government 'Find an Apprenticeship' website

The National Apprenticeship Service website

See Apprenticeships based on interest and location

The National Apprenticeship Service - Parent information


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.