Apprenticeships, training, jobs and other opportunities for young people | Oxfordshire County Council

Apprenticeships, training, jobs and other opportunities for young people

Help for young people seeking work, apprenticeships, training, courses and other opportunities.

We offer support to young people aged 16-19 (and up to age 25 for those with learning difficulties) who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

This includes regular contact by:

  • email
  • phone
  • job clubs
  • face-to-face support
  • online information and guidance
  • lists of work, apprenticeships, training
  • other opportunities for young people

Register your details

Our Early Intervention Service keeps in regular contact with local young people aged 16-19 to check they are in learning and make sure they are aware of local education and employment opportunities.

You can:

Ask for help if you are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

Search online

Use our opportunities search to find jobs, apprenticeships, training, courses and other opportunities in your area. Search by keyword, location, reference number or employment type.

Opportunities lists and vacancy bulletins

We list more than 300 jobs, apprenticeships and other opportunities suitable for younger job-seekers in our online opportunities search. If you work with young people, and would like to receive our weekly Opportunities Bulletins, please contact us.

Opportunities include jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships, study programmes, training, courses and foundation learning, as well as voluntary and personal and personal development opportunities. Search by keyword, location, reference number or employment type. Opportunities are updated daily.

Types of opportunities


The jobs in this Opportunity Search are particularly suitable for young applicants, or for young people looking for their first job. Some are suitable for applicants who are 16+, or for those who have few qualifications. Most offer training, often towards nationally recognised qualifications.


Apprentices earn a wage and work with experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. They also work towards nationally recognised qualifications, either at a local college or in the work place. Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.

Traineeships and engagement programmes

There are lots of great options for those young people who are not ready for employment, an apprenticeship or full-time study. Search under foundation learning and training providers for traineeships, study programmes, foundation learning and other opportunities, including those suitable for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Volunteering and personal development

Voluntary and personal development opportunities are not just good for the organisation you are volunteering for. They also help you improve your CV, gain valuable experience, and make new friends and contacts.

Advertising an opportunity

The jobs, apprenticeships and other opportunities we list are provided by local and national employers, training providers, colleges, businesses and others. We are always happy to list suitable opportunities for local young people. If you would like an opportunity promoted, please contact us.

100% participation strategy

We aim to ensure that all young people in Oxfordshire, and in particular our most vulnerable groups, are participating in education, training or employment with learning through the provision of a whole system approach to effective integrated, multi-agency and cross-directorate work. Read our 100% Participation Strategy for Young People in Oxfordshire 2015-16 (pdf format, 508Kb) to find out how we do this.

Support for looked after children and those leaving care

Care Leavers in Oxfordshire report that Education, Employment and Training  can give “aspiration, a reason to ‘look up’ and motivation and provides meaningful engagement towards economic independence".

The Education, Employment and Training Strategy: Putting Looked After Children and those Leaving Care First (pdf format, 280Kb) sets out the pathway for improving the participation in education, employment and training and attainment of looked after children and those leaving care, enabling them to reach their full potential.

This service is provided by the Education, Employment and Training Service.

Last reviewed
04 April 2017
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