#OASTips: Video Interview Checklist

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Video interviews are becoming more and more common when it comes to the hiring process. And, in the current unprecedented times that we’re in, it’s possible that you might be asked to take part in a video interview by one of our Employer Partners in the coming weeks, so take a look at our checklist…

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Meet the Team: Donna Pinches

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Meet the Team: Donna Pinches, Apprenticeship Programme Manager What is your role at OAS? I am the Apprenticeship Programme Manager here at OAS and my role ranges from looking after apprentice welfare to liaising with our employer partners on a regular basis. I look after the whole journey for each of our Apprentices, checking up…

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Former apprentice and motorsport legend opens new OAS Training Centre

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On Thursday 24 October 2019, Motorsport legend and former apprentice, Ross Brawn OBE officially opened the new Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) Training Centre, which is run by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, on the UKAEA Culham site in Oxfordshire. Coventry-based MTC Apprenticeships has been procured by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science and…

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OAS launch featured in the local media

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As the staff and apprentices of OAS gathered for the official opening of the new OAS Training Centre, members of the local media, including the BBC and Jack FM, were in attendance to document the momentous occasion at the UKAEA Culham site. To hear directly from our Director, David Martin and, special guest, Ross Brawn…

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The Oxfordshire Advanced Skills Training Centre: A vision becomes reality

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In August 2018, UKAEA received planning permission to start the construction of its brand new, 3,800 square metre training centre, OAS at Culham. Now, just over a year later, OAS has welcomed its first cohort of apprentices into the state-of-the-art facility representing the culmination of the vision of UKAEA and strategic partner and specialist training…

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OAS opens its doors to our 2019/20 apprentices

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Oxfordshire Advanced Skills is delighted to announce that our brand-new state of the art training centre is open and our first cohort of students have started their new apprenticeship. With more than 70 students enrolled for our first year, partnering with more than 20 local businesses it was a fantastic moment to see the vision…

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OAS apprentices meet Prime Minister at Culham

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson got the lowdown on Oxfordshire Advanced Skills when he visited Culham Science Centre on 8 August. Mr Johnson met OAS apprentices Ella Quigley and Mitchell Constable, who work at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and saw the new training centre taking shape as preparations continue for its September opening. He was…

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A sneak preview of the new workshop as the first equipment is installed on site

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As the brand new, purpose-built OAS Training Centre moves quickly towards completion and its opening in September we are delighted to share the first images of inside the new 827 sqm workshop with some of the new equipment that has now been delivered and installed. The training centre, which also features 17 individual training spaces…

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Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019

OAS success at Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019

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OAS apprentice Ben Morley of Harwell-based company Element Six was honoured at the recent Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019. Ben (shown above at far left) was given recognition by the Apprenticeship Ambassadors network for his contribution in promoting apprenticeships around the county. The awards, held at Jurys Inn, Oxford, saw a major OAS involvement behind the…

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Minister’s praise for OAS in major science policy speech

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Mr Skidmore was at Culham to make his first major speech on science policy since being appointed. “Places like these are providing the skills our country needs for the future,” he said. “They are training both the next generation of researchers and apprentices for businesses across Oxfordshire and beyond.” During his tour of the site…

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