The following apprenticeships and employment opportunities are available:

Summer STEM & MEDICINE Experiences in London

Do you want to experience life in the fast-lane of a STEM or Medicine-related career next summer? We have partnered with world-class professionals across 10 STEM industries to create the most immersive and exclusive work experience activities that your students can find this summer. 

The ultimate internship: experience emergency medicine in theatre; explore a Boeing 747 jet with aerospace engineers; work with psychologists in a clinic; analyse fingerprints and blood splatter on a crime scene. And much much more!

Our Summer Experiences are already over 75% full so students should register as soon as possible.

To view all opportunities for ages 15-18, please click here.

For opportunities for ages 12-14, instead click here.

Careers Fest OXFORDSHIRE – 22 MARCH 2023

Careers Fest arrives in Oxfordshire on the 22nd of March and is a great opportunity to find out about post-sixth-form opportunities around the area. Check out the event’s official flyer below!

Careers Fest

For more information, or to book your place, click here.


Zurich Insurance Apprenticeships are Now OPen

Zurich Insurance

Are you looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? If so, you won’t want to miss taking a look at our popular apprenticeship schemes for 2023. Applications are open until 19th March, so you still have time to apply.

Insurance really is so much more than you think! We have a wide range of apprenticeships covering so many interesting areas, such as our popular Data and analytics scheme, our IT & Operations apprenticeships plus so many more. With roles spanning the UK in locations such as London, Cardiff, Fareham, Farnborough, Glasgow, Birmingham and Swindon, there really is something for everyone.

For more information, and to apply for this scheme, click here.

RCN Nursing Cadet scheme and placements available soon

At the Royal College of Nursing, we have recently been able to fund the RCN Nursing Cadet programme in Oxfordshire & have partnered with HealthTech as the Youth Partner & Oxford Brookes University who will be hosting in their simulation centre.

The programme is ideal for anybody wanting to have a career in Health and Social care and is suitable for aspiring and committed students who want to progress to perhaps Nursing, paramedic, pharmacy, Healthcare Science, Medicine, etc..

 There is 100 hours of teaching and 20 hours of observational placements ( similar to work experience)

The teaching will happen in 1st week of Easter break 3-6th April.  ( Oxford Brookes site)

Placements dates – which are subject to confirmation – are likely to be during 29 May – 2 June half term or could be during the work experience week of the student if it suits the employer.

Recruitment for this scheme is now open! For more information about this scheme, or for details on how to apply, please click here.

Solicitor apprenticeships with DLA Piper now open!

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading business law firms. With over 90 offices in more than 40 countries, we provide seamless local and cross-border advice. We believe great businesses can make a better world. That’s why, every day, at DLA Piper, we help our clients succeed.

Our entrepreneurial and supportive culture promotes bold, ambitious thinking and a warm, empathetic approach. Trusting, collaborative relationships with clients and each other is at the heart of everything we do.

Solicitor Apprenticeship

Our Solicitor Apprenticeship is 6 years in length and will provide you with the opportunity to become a qualified solicitor with a degree level 7 qualification. In 2023, our Solicitor Apprentices will join our Birmingham or London office.

You will study towards an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice and Skills, and also work towards the Solicitors Regulatory Authority’s (SRA) centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Applications for our Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme close at 17.00 (GMT) on Friday, 17 March 2022. To apply, click here.

Apprenticeships in Engineering, Finance and more with Costain

Ever thought about a career in Construction/Infrastructure? No! Why not? Well probably because you believe it’s all muddy boots, concrete and tunnels, right? Of course, there is that but there is so much more too.

At Costain, we aim to improve people’s lives by creating connected, sustainable infrastructure that enables people and the planet to thrive. We shape, create and deliver pioneering solutions that transform the performance of the infrastructure ecosystem across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets.

We operate in Rail, Water, Defence, Air, and highways and offer a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities for you to shape our future.

Want to know a little bit more?

We recruit for a wide number of different apprenticeships (Levels 2 through 7) from administration and finance to civil engineering, structural engineering and materials technicians. Our apprentice programmes offer you the opportunity to continue your formal academic studies working towards a recognised qualification, whilst working alongside highly skilled people all eager to help you to develop and grow into the discipline of your choice.

Melissa, an Integration engineer, started her career as an apprentice, and three years on, reflects on her experience and how she came to do an apprenticeship – 

“I have a degree in geography,” she explains. “But I saw an ad for an apprenticeship when I was looking for graduate positions and I thought it was an opportunity that would be worth exploring. I’m quite a hands-on, practical person and it seemed like the sort of position I would enjoy.”

For more information on this opportunity, and to apply, click here.

LLOyds banking group: Apprenticeships now open!

At Lloyds Banking Group we’re building something special. We’ve already invested more than £4 billion in our digital transformation, making us the UK’s largest digital bank. Now we’re continuing that journey, aiming to provide the very best service for our 26 million customers.

Create a new future for yourself, our business, customers, and communities as a Lloyds Banking Group apprentice.

Our wide range of apprenticeship programmes will provide you with all the training, support and mentoring you need to learn about our industry and develop your strengths. More than that, your work will have a real impact on customers and communities across the country – as part of our goal to Help Britain Prosper.

If you’re motivated and forward-thinking, there’s a place for you here – as part of a diverse, welcoming workplace where you can be your authentic self. You could be working on the latest digital banking innovations, using data to improve the customer experience, helping us fight fraud, and much, much more. An apprenticeship here is just the start. Imagine what’s next.

To apply for this scheme, click here.


As you may well know, this week is one to celebrate- National Apprenticeship Week…

What better time to inform you that here at JDE, applications for our engineering apprenticeships are now live!

2023 marks our 40th year anniversary for employing apprentices at the Home of Kenco Coffee. We are proud of the impact we have had on generations of inquisitive young engineers, a legacy we wish to continue.

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join us in Banbury for both mechanical and electrical engineering apprenticeships. In exchange, we provide a 4-year training scheme covering an array of practical and theoretical manufacturing experience delivered by our very own engineering experts. After the 4 years, the hard work pays off with an engineering qualification at BTEC Level 3 & HNC.

From bean to brew, we invest in our apprentices, and we want to invest in Banbury’s student community!

Our applications close on the 5th of March– don’t be latte!

Learn more about JDE Careers here.

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Are you an aspiring Accountant? Do you strive for a career in Consultancy? Or maybe you are undecided about your future ambitions after school? If this sounds like you, then we have the perfect opportunity!

How does a virtual insight evening, with the chance to get summer work experience with one of the world’s largest accountancy firms sound?

Young Professionals would like to invite you to an exciting ‘Insight Week’ kick-off event with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)! PwC is the second-largest professional services network in the world with 300,000+ employees, numerous offices in 152 countries and a gross revenue of $50.3 billion as of 2022. This event will take place on Thursday 9th February between 5pm-6pm and is a rare opportunity to get invaluable work experience with a Big 4 Firm.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the different programmes that PwC offer including their summer work experience and apprenticeships.

We have very limited places as this is a rare opportunity, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested.

To apply for this opportunity, click here.

This event is open to all students in Year 11, 12 and 13 from across the UK. Please note this is a virtual event and no travelling is required.
We hope that this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


To coincide with National Apprenticeships Week 2022, Alex Burghart, Minister for Skills, is writing to students and parents about the opportunities and benefits apprenticeships can bring to young people.
Read the letter to parents here
Read the letter to students here

Stratford upon Avon College

Our next Open event is Wed 23rd March, 5.30-8.00pm. Pre- register here:

We have now added a careers tab on our website which showcases the sort of careers that these courses can lead to. In this example of a Public Services course, if you click the ‘Careers’ tab, it will offer a dropdown of career options, each displaying info about that career, average salary, employment by region etc. We hope you  find this useful –

Stratford-upon-Avon College will also be offering students the opportunity to study Plumbing, Electrical Installation or Accounting from September 2022. The courses are now on the College website and open to applications:  

We are currently in the process of developing a brand-new facility for electrical installation and plumbing, which will be ready to open for students applying to the courses for September.  

Students are also able to come and speak to our staff at our upcoming open event about these new courses, please book to come along on Wed 23rd March, 5.30-8.00pm if you are interested.

Banbury & Bicester College

Drop-in sessions are running throughout September at our colleges and will allow students to have a chat with subject specialist tutors who can help them decide on what the next steps could be. For more information, please contact us on 0800 612 6008 or refer to our website.  It’s not too late to apply, we still have places available to start this term.

Open Event dates for this coming academic year:
Banbury College timetable Sept 21

We are also running:

  • Teacher Training – The Foundation Degree in Children’s Learning and Development is consistently recognised as an excellent progression route for those working in schools and nurseries who want to develop their careers. Please forward the link to our website and prospectus below to your head teacher:


See for opportunities in Banbury and Bicester area.

Abingdon and Witney College

Abington and Witney College open days posterLooking for apprenticeships near you?

Use the official Apprenticeship vacancy map on the Abingdon and Witney College website to explore apprenticeship vacancies in Oxfordshire. produce listings of opportunities available in the Banbury, Bicester, Oxford, Witney areas. Their weekly bulletins have multiple employment, apprenticeship, further education and voluntary opportunities:

OAS Apprenticeships

Their local employer partners are looking for bright, motivated people to join their teams and start their apprenticeship training at OAS in September 2021. Register your interest today and you’ll be the first to hear about new vacancies.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

For nursing, health, support and admin jobs and apprenticeships.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust advertise apprenticeships throughout the year on their current job vacancies page.

CILEx Law School 

have a range of apprenticeships on their website: CILEx Law School
The CILEx Law School page has numerous apprenticeship opportunities nationally.

The Engineering Trust

Information for young people who are interested in Engineering apprenticeships
If you would like more information on what an Engineering Apprenticeship is all about, please watch the short video:

Careers in Road Haulage

The Road Haulage Association estimates there is a shortage of around 100,000 drivers in the UK, which is impacting all aspects of wider society – including gaps on supermarket shelves and Nando’s closing restaurants due to supply problems. HGV drivers have never been more important to the economy, and this demand has led to increased government support for the industry as well as pay rises.

The haulage industry experts at Haulage Exchange have produced a career guide to help inspire young people to consider a career in the industry by offering information on the benefits, career progression paths, and the skills & qualifications needed.

The full How to become a HGV driver guide can be found here:


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