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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 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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