Workshop Apprentice, James King, has been awarded the 2016 Advanced Apprentice Award at the University of Oxford’s 2016 Apprenticeship Awards, held on Friday afternoon in the Sheldonian. This is a second win for the Department of Earth Sciences, after Workshop Manager Jamie Long scooped the 2015 Mentor and Supervisor Apprentice Award.
The award recognises James’s excellent work across the machining facilities within the Department of Earth Sciences Workshop, as well as his ability to handle all aspects of the product lifecycle, including working with academics. It also recognises his commitment and attitude to working with the wider department. James is two years into his apprenticeship, which is supported one day a week by ATG Training in Aylesbury.
The Department is delighted to support the University’s Apprenticeship scheme as a way to encourage young people into work. Our HR apprentice has been in post for one year, with support and training provided by Abingdon and Witney College.
You can find out more about the University’s apprentice scheme on their website: universityofoxfordapprentices.blogspot.co.uk/