Introducing Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards supporter

We are delighted to introduce Oxfordshire County Council as a supporter of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2021. Having won the Apprenticeship Employer Award (>50 employees) in 2019, Director for Children’s Services Lucy Butler explains why Apprenticeships are so important to the Council and why they're supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2020 and 2021. 

Tell us why you’re supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards

The Apprenticeship Awards are a great opportunity for employers to celebrate Apprentices and recognise the people who work hard to make them happen.

Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships

Oxfordshire County Council is one of the largest employers in Oxfordshire, with over 4,500 employees working in a wide variety of services including Fire and Rescue, Social Care, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Property Management and IT.

Since 2006, we have steadily built up the number of Apprentices we employ and the range of schemes we offer. In 2019 we recruited our 400th Apprentice.

Our Apprentices go on to achieve great things, improving our services and helping our organisation go from strength to strength.

What would you say to anyone thinking about entering or nominating?

I would like to say “go for it” – it is a great opportunity to promote your commitment to Apprenticeships, and to recognise the achievements of your Apprentices.

Join the conversation

Join us for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 1pm every Thursday for latest on the Awards and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2021.