National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - what's on in Oxfordshire

The 12th National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2019) takes place next week, 4th to 8th March 2019. This annual celebration of Apprenticeships will bring the whole Apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of Apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. The theme of the week is 'Blaze a Trail', linking in with the government's #FireItUp campaign and aiming to inspire potential Apprentices and employers.

Here in Oxfordshire, we are very excited to be announcing the finalists of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards this week on Twitter during Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour (#OAHour) on Thursday 7th March  from 1pm. Hear the exciting news at @OxonApprentice and join in the conversation using the hashtag #OAAwards2019. 

We'll also be sharing blogs from our Apprenticeship Ambassadors, who'll be telling us how they blaze a trail and fire up the next generation of Apprentices by sharing their experiences in schools and colleges across the county. Keep an eye on our social media channels for those!

Below is a list of the events and activities that are taking place in Oxfordshire - please let us know if we've missed anything! Have a fantastic #NAW2019 everyone!

Monday 4th March

#500futures - looking to hire an Apprentice? 

If you’re a business that is interested in discovering how Apprenticeships work, Activate Learning is holding an event for employers at their City of Oxford Technology Campus, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, OX4 6HN on 4th March from 9:30am - 12:30pm. The event will include a question and answer session, presentations, case studies and networking opportunities for all. Find out more at www.activatelearning.ac.uk/events/2019/march/oxford-500futures-looking-to-hire-an-apprentice

Abingdon & Witney College Apprenticeship Drop-In, Cowley

Abingdon & Witney College will be taking their Roadshow to Templars Square Shopping Centre in Cowley to provide information about their award-winning Apprenticeships and vocational courses. They will be joined throughout the day by Apprenticeship Ambassadors and will have staff on hand to answer questions and provide information about their exciting Apprenticeship opportunities.

Exploring Careers in the NHS - Oxford Health Open Day

Like to make a difference in your career? Come to the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust event on 4th March from 3-6pm to find out about the huge range of exciting and challenging jobs and Apprenticeships they offer. Find out more at www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/event/exploring-careers-in-the-nhs-open-day

Tuesday 5th March

Engineering Apprenticeships Careers Evening

Engineering Trust Training Ltd are holding an Engineering Apprenticeships drop in at their centre at 2 The Courtyard, Home Farm, Caversfield, Bicester, OX27 8TG on Tuesday 5th March from 7:30am to 7:30pm. Drop in and find out all about the exciting careers you can have in engineering. 

The Henley College Information Evening

Interested in studying at The Henley College? Come along to the information evening on 5th March from 6-8:30pm to meet the teaching staff & find out about courses on offer. Find out more at www.henleycol.ac.uk/events/the-henley-college-information-evening

Wednesday 6th March

Oxford Jobs Fair

Oxford Jobs Fair is taking place at Oxford Town Hall on 6th March from 10am-12pm. Come along & chat to employers. Now booking at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-jobs-fair-tickets-49802487581

Banbury & Bicester College Spring Open Event

Go along to Banbury & Bicester College Spring Open Event on 6th March from 4-7pm to meet current students & find out all about courses on offer. Find out more at www.activatelearning.ac.uk/events/2019/march/banbury-winter-open-event

Thursday 7th March

Join us on Twitter @OxonApprentice from 1pm for Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Hour, when we'll be announcing the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019 finalists! 

Engineering Apprenticeships Careers Evening

Engineering Trust Training Ltd are holding an Engineering Apprenticeships drop in at their centre at 2 The Courtyard, Home Farm, Caversfield, Bicester, OX27 8TG on Tuesday 5th March from 7:30am to 7:30pm. Drop in and find out all about the exciting careers you can have in engineering. 

UKAEA Apprenticeship Open Evening

The award-winning UKAEA Apprentice Training Scheme has been running successfully for the last 12 years at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and will be holding an open event on Thursday 7th March. To find out more and register your interest for the careers event go to: www.culhamapprenticeshipscheme.com.

And beyond...

Oxford University Hospitals Apprenticeship Recruitment Event

Know someone interested in Apprenticeships with Oxford University Hospitals? They will be running an Apprenticeship recruitment event for young people on Thursday 28th March from 5.30pm - 7.30pm, at Tingewick Hall, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital. To find out more, go to: www.ouh.nhs.uk/working-for-us/jobs/apprenticeships.

West Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Recruitment Event

On Thursday 28th March, the West Oxfordshire Learning Partnership of schools will be holding an event at the Marlborough C of E School in Woodtock, highlighting Apprenticeship opportunities and giving you the chance to meet employers and Apprentices. The event will run from 6pm at the school on Shipton Road, Woodstock. To book, email: careers@marlborough.oxon.sch.uk.

Ignite Sport UK Open Event

Interested in a career in sport? Don't miss Ignite Sport UK open event to find out all your options, 3rd April, 6:30-8pm at Ignite Sport UK, Oxford City FC, Marsh Lane, OX3 0NQ. They will be showcasing options for careers in sport via sports coaching Apprenticeships, full time football academy, short courses and on the job teacher training options for 16 - 19s. Find out more at http://ow.ly/UDET30nC0BN