Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2024

ODS is partnering with Abingdon & Witney College to host an Employability Skills Session, aimed at supporting unemployed adults in Oxfordshire.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24 July from 1pm to 4pm at the Abingdon Campus of Abingdon & Witney College, located at Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG.  

This session is designed to break down barriers to employment and provide participants with essential skills and knowledge to enhance their employability. It will feature a variety of workshops and activities, including:  

  • CV writing: expert tips on crafting a compelling CV 

  • interview preparation: strategies to excel in job interviews 

  • apprenticeship and careers support: guidance on available opportunities and career paths 

  • leadership industry speakers: insights and advice from experienced industry leaders 

  • careers event: networking opportunities with potential employers and like-minded individuals.  

Attendees will have a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher if they sign up in advance and attend on the day, providing an additional incentive to participate in this valuable session.  


“ODS is dedicated to “doing good” in the community and this is a fine example of the organisation doing just that. I want to encourage unemployed adults to sign up and get along to this event to enhance their skills and chances of getting their next job.” 
Councillor Nigel Chapman, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focused Services and Council Companies 

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Abingdon & Witney College on this important initiative. By providing these employability skills, we hope to empower individuals in our community to overcome employment challenges and achieve their career goals."
Stevie-Ann Bedwell, ODS HR Manager  

"This is such an exciting event to get involved with. Helping the local community with employability skills and their careers is important to us as a leading Further Education provider, so we are really looking forward to the day and our collaboration with ODS." 
Jennifer Collett, People Services Manager at Abingdon & Witney College 

Unemployed adults in Oxfordshire are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their employability and network with industry professionals. To sign up, participants can visit the AWC and ODS Employment Event webpage. 

Join us on 24 July and take a significant step towards a brighter career future! 

For more information about the event please contact:  

ODS Contact: Stevie-Ann Bedwell – HR Manager.

Abingdon & Witney College Contact: Jennifer Collett - People Services Manager.

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