The employers were on site to see apprentice training in action in the existing OAS facilities, hear about the plans of Phase 2 training provider AMTC and see the construction project in full swing.
Seventeen companies around the region are now on board with OAS, with more expected to follow as the centre moves into its state-of-the-art new building in 2019.
Viv Matthews, HR Director of Veolia UK, one of the companies having apprentices trained at OAS, gave her thoughts on visiting the construction site:
“The new building looks like it will be extremely impressive. The quality of training is already good and this will be the next step, giving our apprentices access to better facilities and equipment. We are looking to expand our apprenticeship scheme and OAS Phase 2 will help us to do this.”
Barry Couling of Reaction Engines added:
“OAS is clearly gaining momentum. With a step change following the appointment of AMTC as training provider, combined with the new 4000 square metre building and equipment, the future is looking bright for Oxfordshire’s apprentices.”