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AMTC appointed to provide skills training for OAS ‘Phase 2’

AMTC appointed to provide skills training for OAS ‘Phase 2’

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Photo: Representatives from AMTC, UKAEA, STFC and Midas Construction along with OAS apprentices at the construction site for the OAS Phase 2 training centre The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) will bring its wealth of experience to train OAS apprentices when the new building opens in September 2019 and forms OAS Phase 2. AMTC is…

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Culham welcomes new OAS apprentices

Culham welcomes new OAS apprentices

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The start of the academic year marked a new cohort of OAS apprentices at Culham. Sixteen of the region’s employers are represented in the 79 apprentices and HNC students at Oxfordshire Advanced Skills – with almost 50 of the apprentices new to Culham this year. The rise in OAS apprentices comes ahead of the opening…

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Full steam ahead for OAS as new building receives planning permission

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Planning permission was received from South Oxfordshire District Council for the 3,800 square metre building, which will soon begin to take shape at Culham Science Centre.  UKAEA’s Chief Operating Officer – and OAS Project Sponsor – David Martin welcomed the “fabulous” news, saying: “Let’s get digging!” The centre will be equipped with labs and workshops specifically designed for training in engineering disciplines…

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OAS Training - First Year

First years celebrate successful start to OAS training

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They have spent the past year developing engineering skills in the work-place environment of the OAS apprentice training centre. The apprentices will now complete their apprenticeships in their parent companies. They will continue to return to OAS one day per week to complete their academic training, completing the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in…

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OAS apprentices take plaudits at national contest

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Engineering apprentices took part in the 2018 National Apprenticeship Competition to compete for a cash prize of £1,000 and showcase their design projects at the National Manufacturers Debate held at the University. The competition this year was to research, design and present a project on the theme for 2018 – production of a multi-purpose vehicle/lab/workshop/habitat…

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MPs cite OAS as example in Parliamentary debate on skills

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Mr Howell’s comments came as part of a debate on the Government’s skills strategy at Westminster earlier this month. Following an introduction to the skills strategy by former Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Robert Halfon, Mr Howell described OAS at Culham Science Centre as “an apprenticeship hub that specialises in providing high-tech engineering…

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Oxfordshire Advanced Skills Employers - OAS apprentice training gets the Royal seal of approval

OAS apprentice training gets the Royal seal of approval

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As an advocate of technical training, the Duke was keen to talk to first-year apprentices Lucy Doran and Thomas Eagles as well as UKAEA’s Chief Operating Officer, David Martin, one of the prime movers behind the OAS centre. He also met the Principal (Owain Johns) and a student from the University Technical College in Didcot…

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Oxfordshire Advanced Skills News - OAS holds key event to recruit apprentices of tomorrow

OAS holds key event to recruit apprentices of tomorrow

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More than 140 young people and parents came to a careers event hosted by OAS to find out about training places with a whole range of employers present. Visitors also heard about plans for the new OAS centre which will train more than 350 young people. Figures show the UK has an acute shortage of…

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OAS apprentice wins national bursary

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Katriya, aged 19, is in her second year of an electrical advanced engineering apprenticeship with UKAEA and has picked up the Engineering Horizons Bursary accolade from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The scheme – which is in its second year – awards students and apprentices undertaking either an engineering degree programme or an…

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