This week marks National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2019), an opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships, as well as raising awareness of these schemes as a valuable and credible route into a career.
The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Ambassadors work to spread this message all year round, by going into schools and sharing their experiences of apprenticeships with young people in the county.
Katie Harvey is an Apprentice Electrician with Darke&Taylor, completing an NVQ Level 3 qualification, whilst earning a wage out on the job with experienced colleagues. Hear Katie's story:
Usaamah is an Engineering Technician Apprentice at MINI Plant Oxford, and is passionate about his role which gives him both industry-relevant paid work experience in a 'hands-on' environment, whilst completing a degree funded by the organisation:
Leona is one of our own apprentices, completing a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in PR and Communications, having left university to pursue such a role: