Council marks National Apprenticeship Week

Published: Tuesday, 5th March 2019

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 runs from 4 to 8 March.

National Apprenticeship Week is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Both Oxford City Council and Oxford Direct Services support successful apprenticeship schemes.

In September the City Council recruited it's the third bi-annual cohort of apprentices. Eight new apprentices started work with the Council in careers that include business administration, planning and learning & development, and more recruitment is planned

Since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in May 2017 the Council has, in addition to the new cohort, used it to fund training for 14 existing staff, to build skills in areas such as quantity surveying and project management.
 
Oxford Direct Services currently employs 25 apprentices; some are existing staff undergoing development in a variety of skills and others are full time apprentices. Over the next six months Oxford Direct Services is planning to offer additional apprenticeships in skills that include bricklaying, joinery, carpentry, surveying and plumbing.

For more details visit the National Apprenticeship Week website.

For details of Oxford Direct Services apprenticeships visit the ODS website.