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Recognised nationally and regionally for the exceptionally high quality of the apprenticeships we provide, you can be certain that you are in safe hands with us.
We offer free one to one consultations with our experienced team. To find out how apprenticeships could help your business, please call 01235 216 216.
Apprentices can be any age, and don't have to be new recruits to your business. If you have existing members of staff that you want to train, apprenticeships might be the answer!
Our apprenticeship achievement rates consistently place us amongst the top performing Colleges in England
Through recruitment and programme design, to planning and delivering training, our experienced apprenticeship team will be on hand to help you whenever you need it.
Listen to Dominic Hare, CEO of Blenheim Palace, explain the importance of apprenticeships to the Blenheim estate.
The enthusiasm and passion that apprentices bring to your organisation is infectious - they make a real difference, very quickly!
We'll support you to recruit your apprentice or help you to identify suitable training packages for existing members of staff, and we will work with you to design an apprenticeship that works well for your business.
Your apprentices will receive training in cutting-edge facilities at college, and will be supported in the workplace by our experienced team. Combined with the great on the job training that you will provide them with, your apprentice will quickly make a real difference to your organisation.
As well as the positive impact your apprentices will make to your business, you'll have the satisfaction of watching your apprentices learn new skills and develop, knowing that you are genuinely making a difference to their careers.
We work closely with Oxfordshire County Council to provide apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of industries. As one of the largest employers in Oxfordshire, OCC have a wide range of job roles within their organisation, and they work hard to ensure that apprenticeships are part of their staff development strategy.
"Each of our apprentice roles are different. Business Admin apprentices handle enquiries from a wide range of people from both inside and outside the Council; Supported Teaching and Learning apprentices supervise and provide support for pupils; and Children and Young People apprentices contribute to the planning for children to celebrate and extend their interests, well-being and learning.
Apprenticeships offer both new and existing staff high-quality training, enabling colleagues to gain professional qualifications while learning on-the-job. It’s also an opportunity for us to develop our workforce and provide employment and training for individuals in the wider community."
Olamalu are a friendly team of web technology experts based in West Oxfordshire.
"Our apprentices are an integral part of our development team. They help to support our customers by fixing bugs, implementing new web functionality and keep our portfolio of websites up and running, applying security updates and testing functionality.
As they get more experienced, they also build new websites for customers using a range of web development technologies.
We have hired some wonderful apprentices, who have brought great enthusiasm and perspective to the team. We continue to look to apprentices as a source of talent."
Nielsen are an industry-leading global measurement and data analytics company that has operations in over 100 countries. They offer Level 3 Customer Service and Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree apprenticeships.
"Our apprenticeship programs are very important to us. We support and ensure each apprentice has the opportunity to fully understand the business and become involved in a variety of different opportunities and projects.
Apprentices have moved into permanent roles in a variety of business areas. Some have taken on responsibility for training others, along with line management or mentoring more junior employees. Many have been promoted, taking on additional responsibility with clients.
Our current apprentices have already made a huge impact on our business, helping to generate sales, supporting pitches to clients and training client contacts on our systems. They are our future talent pipeline, and have been willing to challenge the way we do things."
I recommend the land-based courses that the College run to friends all the time. It’s a phenomenal place to learn, especially the attentive way the courses are taught to apprentices. The support from staff is fantastic too. I owe a lot to my tutor in particular.
I personally believe that being a gardener is not just a job, it’s much more. It’s a state of mind. You have to have a passion to make it work.
Gardening is a continuous cycle of hard work, knowledge, and growth. Each season is different and every season has a purpose. You really are working with the grain of nature and this roots you as an individual in a way no other profession does.
I had a place at university for a full-time course, but I wasn't completely set on what career path I wanted, so I decided the best thing to do would be to get experience.
At college and Oxford Brookes University, it's nice to meet students from other companies; it gives a good insight into other businesses and is interesting to have debates and understand their opinion on different subjects. The lecturers are enthusiastic and willing to help, and it's easier to gain the support in a smaller lecture environment.
I love that my degree is funded, I'm gaining experience that I wouldn't get from university, and it's exciting to know that I'm guaranteed a relevant job at the end of my apprenticeship.
I love working at Blenheim Palace because no two days are the same and I get to meet people from all kinds of different backgrounds and places. It’s such a supportive work environment, all the managers and staff are so nice and everyone is always willing to help you out. I always get the training I need and time to do my work for college.
Sonja, my tutor, has been amazing too and has really supported and pushed me to succeed. Learning on-the-job has worked perfectly for me and I’ve taken every opportunity I’ve been given at Blenheim with both hands. I hope to keep working at Blenheim once I complete my apprenticeship because I can see that there are so many opportunities here and they really look after and develop their staff
Almost all of our apprentices stay in work when they complete their apprenticeship, but most also don't stop learning!
Apprentices can move on to a higher level apprenticeship, including degree apprenticeships, or continue to train in the workplace.
Whatever apprentices choose to do after their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills, qualifications and experience they need to succeed in their chosen industry.