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Looking ahead to September

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Despite the current situation surrounding Covid-19, we are looking ahead to September 2020 when we will welcome our second cohort of apprentices onto the OAS Level 3 apprenticeship programme and our first Level 4 apprentices. We’re currently working with our Employer Partners to recruit highly talented apprentices to begin with their businesses in September. We…

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Meet the Team: Paul Smith

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Meet the Team: Paul Smith, Key Account Manager What is your role at OAS? I am the Key Account Manager here at OAS and my role involves liaising with our current employer partners as well as on boarding new employers into our portfolio. I assist our partners to help them achieve the outcomes that they…

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Ceratizit to support OAS in new three-year partnership

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Ceratizit UK and Ireland has recently committed to supporting OAS for the next three years by providing cutting tools and technical support, and applications advice. The partnership, worth up to £30,000 for the OAS Training Centre, will see Ceratizit’s industry leading range of cutting tools used by the next generation of engineers and technicians that…

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Supporting our partners and local industry

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In light of the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and our responsibility to the economic success of the communities in which we serve, we have been providing support and guidance for our partners and engineering businesses of all sizes throughout this difficult time. With the economic uncertainty that the Coronavirus outbreak has brought and many…

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Oxford Packaging Solutions and OAS join forces

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OAS, Oxfordshire’s leading training centre for advanced engineering apprenticeships, has been appointed to provide apprentice training from September 2020 for local packaging specialist, Oxford Packaging Solutions.  The new agreement will initially see two Oxford Packaging Solutions apprentices embark on OAS’s Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship from September this year as the SME looks to develop its…

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Supporting our learners through Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic for us, like all other businesses, was something we had not experienced previously but our best-in-class team of trainers, led by OAS Delivery Manager, James Wagstaff, worked quickly to put in place the necessary support measures for all our learners. Back in March, with lockdown a firm possibility, the team began planning…

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Melissa Makes Top Awards Shortlist

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Melissa Chigubu named on the Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2020 shortlist. Melissa, who was named as one of the top 50 women in engineering by the Women’s Engineering Society last year, is one of the final three contesting the Advanced Apprentice of the Year accolade at the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2020 Awards.…

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UK Nuclear Skills Awards Finalist

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UKAEA Engineering Apprentice, Ella Quigley, makes the finals at the UK Nuclear Skills Awards. The awards, organised by NSAN and Cogent Skills, brought the nuclear industry together to celebrate the success and high achievement of individuals nominated for awards in Apprentice, Graduate, STEM, Subject Matter Expert and Equality, Inclusion and Diversity disciplines. The awards drew…

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Callum Tinson wins Freemen of Oxford Apprentice of the Year

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Callum Tinson, one of our third-year apprentices employed by Reaction Engines, recently won the prestigious Freemen of Oxford Apprentice of the Year award. Callum continues to excel and is quickly becoming one of Reaction Engine’s rising stars with this award following his award for outstanding academic performance and attitude, which he won at the end…

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Meet the Employer: Reaction Engines

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Founded in 1989, Reaction Engines is a British aerospace manufacturer based at UKAEA’s Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire. The development of its SABRE engine is pushing the boundaries of flight within and outside the atmosphere, and it continues to create pioneering applied technologies that have the potential to change a wider range of commercial industries.…

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