Aspire is the lead delivery partner for the Unlocking Potential project and the successful applicant will work across their organisation and ACE Training. This is a joint funded Big Lottery and ESF Building Better Opportunities project. It aims to provide a comprehensive, intensive and integrated package of fun engagement activity, real work experience, accredited entry-level training, employability development, one-to-one holistic support and work readiness opportunity to young people aged 17-21 NEET for 6 months or more in the county.

The young people NEET engaged in the project will develop quickly their self-confidence, self-esteem, work readiness & employability. They will be supported into meaningful employment, education & training opportunities with a diverse range of local employers and training providers, with ongoing in-work support to sustain progress.

Salary range is £22,000 to £25,000 per annum. 37.5 hours per week, with 25 days annual leave.

For a detailed job description please click here.

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter by midday Sunday 2nd December 2018 for the attention of Christina Rofique at [email protected] 

NOCN has announced that they have been approved to provide apprenticeship end-point assessment (EPA) for:


The Level 2 is for people using timber products to create and install building components and the Level 3 specifies additional responsibility for someone managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work.

We look forward to learning more.


Our last Saturday Open Morning of 2018 is tomorrow (Saturday) from 1000-1200.

Just because the cold weather is coming (afraid so), doesn’t mean we haven’t got great training courses for you to sing up to, or that employers aren’t looking to take on apprentices (we have at least SIX opportunities today!).  So if you’re interested in construction training for yourself, someone you know or for your business, then make an appointment to see us this Saturday morning.

We have flexible start dates so don’t worry about having ‘missed the boat’!  Talk to us about funding, training costs and student support also.

Email us [email protected] if you’d like to see us tomorrow!



We’ve got SIX construction apprenticeships across Oxfordshire that we are currently recruiting for, so don’t delay, apply today.  More info on each below:

Brickwork – Intermediate level. Banbury

Brickwork – Advanced level. Oxford

Site Carpentry – Intermediate level. Oxford (Lynch Building Contractors)

Site Carpentry  – Intermediate level. Oxford (Gregory Homes)

Site Carpentry – Intermediate level. Didcot

Site Carpentry  – Advanced level. Kidlington

PS. There’s another one on the way….Bricklaying Apprenticeship in Witney…..we’ll let you know as soon as it’s live on ‘Find an apprenticeship’!



Site Carpentry apprentice wanted by Lynch Building Contractors in Oxford.  Ideally they are looking for someone with driving licence and vehicle, and interested in progressing onto Level 3 / Advanced Level apprenticeship.

For more info to apply, please check this link on ‘Find an apprenticeship’.

Closing date is 28th November 2018.

Lovely work by students from Gosford Hill school in Kidlington, today in our workshop.

Brickwork Apprentice required by established Banbury-based firm.  Immediate start available on an Intermediate Apprenticeship programme.

Closing date 28th November.

For more information and to apply, please go via ‘Find an apprenticeship’ here.


Site Carpentry Apprentice required by established Oxford-based firm with over 15 years experience.  Immediate start available on an Intermediate Apprenticeship programme.

Closing date 19th November.

For more information and to apply, please go via ‘Find an apprenticeship’ here.