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#OASTips: What to include in your CV?

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A good CV shows an employer what you can do and is a big first step in securing a job. It is an introduction to you and is designed to show just how employable you are. We know that for some of you, applying for one of our roles will be your first job and…

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#OASTips: What not to include in your CV?

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We’ve told you what you should include when writing your CV to help you look as employable as possible and here’s our advice for what you should not include to avoid disappointment at the first hurdle. It’s important to remember that you need to keep your CV as simple as possible; it should not be…

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#OASTips: Our top tips for a first-class interview

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For many people, interviews are nerve wracking but there are many things you can do to prepare for your interview to ensure you are prepared and are able to deliver a first-class interview under the natural pressures that come with an interview. All our top tips fall under the most important aspect, preparation. By preparing…

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#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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