Areas of work for apprenticeships | Oxfordshire County Council

Areas of work for apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships on offer and our current vacancies.

Register your interest

All our apprenticeship jobs are advertised through our online jobs section.

Register your email address and we’ll contact with you when an opportunity becomes available.

We currently offer apprenticeships in the following areas of the council:

All apprenticeships offer a combination of work-based learning alongside professionally delivered training, so apprentices can gain work experience as well as a nationally recognised transferrable qualification. We recruit all year round.

Current vacancies

Note: Our jobs website and application process is administered by our partner organisation Hampshire County Council.

Business administration

Currently our largest scheme, Business Administration apprenticeships are based in a wide variety of teams across the council. These apprenticeships take 12 to 18 months to complete, with the apprentices achieving a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

Apprentices learn key skills such as organising meetings, developing professional communication skills, and team working in the workplace.

As much training as possible is delivered in the work place.

Read about the experiences of recent business administration apprentices

Civil engineering

Our civil engineering apprentices help to support the design and implementation of road and traffic schemes, and support the ongoing maintenance of the county's roads and bridges, working with our Highways Service.

These Level 3 apprenticeships involve completing a BTEC in Civil Engineering, over two years.

Apprentices attend college one day per week for the duration of their contract

Read about the experiences of recent civil engineering apprentices

Customer services

Customer Services apprenticeships are based in our Customer Services Centre and Trading Standards teams. They work in busy public facing roles, supporting residents of Oxfordshire with enquiries via the phone, email, post and face-to-face.

Apprentices achieve a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Customer Services. As much training as possible is delivereed in the workplace

ICT Professional

The ICT Professional apprenticeship is a Level 3 role based in our ICT Services team. The apprentices perform a variety of roles including technical helpdesk support to staff, building and repairing computers, network administration and information security.

Apprentices complete a Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence, with most training delivered in the work place.

Read about the experiences of recent ICT professional apprentices

Outdoor education

Based in the council’s outdoor education centre in Oxford, our outdoor education apprenticeships support and encourage young people to learn new skills in an outdoor environment. Over one to two years they complete an NVQ 2 or 3 in Active Leisure and Outdoor Education.

Apprentices are based at the Riverside Centre in east Oxford. Training is delivered via one-to-one meetings and also involves residential stays in other outdoor education settings.

Apprentices gain teaching skills and learn how to safely support a range of outdoor education activities. 

More information

Contact our apprenticeships team.

Last reviewed
06 June 2017
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