Science Apprenticeships

These documents are from our Banbury Campus, 27 January 2016, evening event focused on apprenticeships and pathways into careers in Science. Much of the information and links will still be very useful.

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships gave the introductory talk:  Presentation from Oxfordshire Apprenticeships
and were available during the evening for general information on Apprenticeships: 

The purpose of the evening was to offer students the opportunity to look at the different pathways available to them in the workplace post 16. We invited into school a range of major organisations: Jacobs Douwe Egberts, The Medical Research Council, Oxford University Hospitals (NHS), Prodrive, Science Oxford and Thames Valley Police.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Presentation from Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Find out how to engineer your future! Jacobs Douwe Egberts are the largest coffee company in the world and operate a leading coffee research & development and manufacturing plant here in Banbury. In this presentation, you’ll find out all about a career in Engineering, from research & development and electronics to mechanics and software development. Hear from Engineering Apprentices about their career choices and progression, including the opportunity to undertake a degree as part of their Apprenticeship. Find out more about Jacobs Douwe Egberts at

The Medical Research Council
Job Profile: Biomedical Research Scientist

Want to find out more about a career in research? The Medical Research Council improves human health through world-class medical research, including regenerative medicine (helping the body to repair itself) and looking for treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. In this presentation, Professor Roger Cox and PhD student Samantha Laber will tell you all about careers in medical research and the routes to different types of jobs. Find out more at

National Health Service
Presentation from Oxfordshire University Hospitals

Make a difference with a career in health. There are over 350 different careers in the NHS and there is a role for everyone with right the skills and values. You could work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the community and there are loads of opportunities to develop your career and fulfil your potential. In this presentation, you’ll hear about the different sorts of job roles in the NHS and find out about opportunities available locally. Find out more about careers in health at

Presentation from Prodrive

Steering towards a career in high performance engineering? Prodrive is a world leading motorsport and technology business based in Banbury. As well as motorsport, which they’re best known for, Prodrive also develops innovative technology and lightweight composites for the automotive, aerospace, defence and marine sectors. Find out about career pathways and job roles in this exciting area of work and the skills and experience you’ll need to gain in order to stand out from the crowd in this competitive field. Find out more about Prodrive at

Science Oxford
Presentation from Science Oxford

Why STEM Careers?     STEM Horizons

Additional Resources - Apprenticeships     STEM Career Web Links

Thinking about a career in science but not sure which direction to take? Science Oxford aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, technology experts, engineers and mathematicians (STEM) by bringing science to life through exciting live science events and activities. In this interactive presentation, they’ll tell you all about the different career pathways in STEM, the sorts of jobs they can lead to (some which don’t even exist yet!) and the work experience opportunities available to you to help you gain the right sort of skills and experience along the way. Find out more about Science Oxford at

Thames Valley Police

If you’re looking for varied, exciting and challenging job, then a career with Thames Valley Police could be for you! They police the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and are one of the largest employers in the region. In this presentation, you’ll hear all about jobs and career pathways within the police, including different sorts of roles in Forensics. You’ll find out about the skills and experience you’ll need to start a career in this exciting field of work. Find out more about Thames Valley Police at