Case studies of our apprentices

Find out what it’s like to be an apprentice at Oxfordshire County Council.

Civil Engineering apprenticeships

Michelle Plowman

Michelle completed her apprenticeship in 2007 and has since worked her way up to Principal Engineer. She now manages a team of engineers who were all once Civil Engineering Apprentices. Read more about Michelle (pdf format, 168Kb).

Adam Barrett

Adam really enjoyed the varied mix of rotations during his apprenticeship which included site and office based work. It gave him a great foundation of knowledge to build his career on and is now working in the team he trained with. Read more about Adam (pdf format, 153Kb).

Business Administration apprenticeships

Husna Hussain

Husna is an award winning apprentice who gained a full time job in the team where she trained as an apprentice. She says that her experience as apprentice was brilliant and recommends other people follow in her footsteps. Read more about Husna (pdf format, 199Kb).

Gemma Tuckey

Gemma is another award winning apprentice, who describes her apprenticeship experience as "a fantastic grounding for the role I currently perform". Gemma's achievements were rewarded by a Special Recognition award at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Awards

ICT apprenticeships

Ryan Buckle

Ryan found his niche in ICT and counts his apprenticeship as the best decision he’s made. It allows him to do what he loves every day while also learning more about it. Read more about Ryan (pdf format, 204Kb).