Welcome back to all our full-time / pre-apprenticeship students who are returning today after the Easter break.

We hope you had a good holiday and are ready to get back to work!

We are delighted to invite applications to join our teaching staff. We with employers of all sizes and provide training services both to employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy and also to those who are non-levy payers. The successful candidate will join us at a time when we are supporting record numbers of apprentices and full-time students.

We hold direct contracts with Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the delivery of both apprenticeship and 16-19 programmes and are on the Register of Apprenticeship Providers (ROATP).

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A teaching qualification. Cert-Ed preferred.
  • Competency and experience in the delivery of the Bricklaying diploma level 2&3. Similar in Construction Operations (Groundworks) an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of CITB standards and awarding body requirements.
  • Experience of the Ofsted inspection framework process.
  • Experience of teaching a diverse range of learners.
  • Own transport.
  • Relevant and up-to-date site knowledge/experience.

To apply, please see https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/625921118/

Since we had to cancel March’s Open Morning due to weather, we’re especially looking forward to this Saturday’s Open Morning 1000-1200.

We take students on all year round so it’s a great chance to come along and see what full-time and Apprenticeship opportunities we have,

Maybe you’re still at school and looking at life after GCSEs……we can show you around and talk to you about our summer programme!

And employers….weather’s getting better, maybe a great time to think about getting an extra pair of hands on board, and what better than to take on an apprentice!

If you can’t make Saturday but want to come and see us, please contact us [email protected] to arrange an appointment. And remember we usually have an Open Morning each month, see the flyer for more info.

We are delighted to invite applications for an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery at Maple Joinery in Middleton Cheney, near Banbury.

Maple Joinery Co produces a broad range of high quality and bespoke products including doors, cabinets and counter displays.

The successful candidate will spend four days at work with Maple Joinery and one day on day release with us at ACE (will be either Monday or Tuesday).

Note there is a regular bus service running to Middleton Cheney from Banbury that might be of interest to candidates, in terms of organising travel.

All applications through ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ service, vacancy link: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-261635

Closing date for applications is 6th May 2018. Good luck!

It’s difficult thinking about career choices when you don’t always know what to expect from a particular job or workplace. That’s why our Workshop Taster Days are so valuable. We love seeing people come in and handle a brick for the first time, or put a saw to a piece of wood. There’s only so much anyone can learn from a book, from a talk or even a video online….there’s no real way of knowing whether construction is for you unless you come and have a go!

The Taster Days have been brilliant the last few years in terms of helping students identify and confirm their interest in construction, and even discuss our Summer programme and other full-time study programmes for when they leave school in June!

We still have a few spaces on our Workshop Taster Day this Wednesday so please get in touch asap to book yours!