Oxfordshire center gets £13m makeover for tech apprenticeships

The Oxfordshire Advanced Skills training center is to undergo a £13m extension ahead of the launch of a range of new apprenticeship programmes.

Apprenticeships in space, robotics, data science, energy storage, power engineering and cyber security will be available.

“The new courses will empower UK manufacturers to adopt transformative technology in space and robotics, helping businesses to better compete in the global market,” said David Martin, director of Oxfordshire Advanced Skills, UKAEA.

The IS training centre based at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Culham Science Center and will be funded by the government’s Fusion Foundations Programme, which is supporting the development of fusion technology.

An extension to the training facility will provide an additional 2,355 square meters and is expected to be completed by September 2023, creating capacity for a further 90 apprentices.

Emma Johnstone, operations manager, MTC Training at Oxfordshire Advanced Skills, said: “Since opening in 2019, our apprentice intakes have already doubled. The extension of Oxfordshire Advanced Skills will help increase our impact even further by supporting more people and businesses with skills in the future.”

The extension will be guided by an Access & Awareness report which will ensure it is suitable for any mental health, neurodiversity and physical disability needs. It will include staff training, braille signage, hearing aids and appropriate interior design.

“I am delighted to announce that our new Level 4 Space apprenticeship program has already been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and we are busy working on the curriculum delivery of our other new courses, due to launch later this year,” said he. Johnstone.

Most recently early stage venture capital firm Oxford Science Enterprises received £250m invest in Oxford University’s deep-tech spin-offs.

Oxfordshire center gets £13m makeover for tech apprenticeships

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