Working with Schools & Colleges

Schemes & Initiatives

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OxLEP Skills

for Employers

We work closely with Oxfordshire employers to ensure they have the right talent and skills in place to meet both the present and future needs of the economy.

Our aim is to provide Oxfordshire employers with high-value skills, putting them in a position to make the most of the opportunities presented by transformation. To this end, we offer employers a wide range of free programmes focusing on skills development and employment, including support with hiring apprentices and guidance on how to implement a Community Employment Plan. All of our programmes are fully-funded and are delivered with the aim of helping local employers achieve a successful talent pipeline.


We offer a range of free programmes to employers aimed at promoting and supporting apprenticeships.

Working with
Schools & Colleges

Supporting Oxfordshire Schools and Colleges with the Oxfordshire Careers Hub. 

& Initiatives

Find out about the various initiatives we offer to employers, completely free of charge, including apprenticeship support, virtual mentoring, community employment plans, training and employment schemes, and graduate recruitment.

for Employers

OxLEP Skills has created an ‘Opportunities for Oxfordshire Employers’ brochure, which showcases the various fully-funded programmes that local employers can access.

For more information on:

  • Apprenticeships
  • T Levels
  • Traineeships
  • Sector-Based Work Academy Programme (SWAPS)
  • Skills Bootcamps
  • Supported internships for learners with an education, health and care plan
  • Care-leaver covenant
  • Employing prisoners and prison leavers
  • Free courses and training for your employees

Visit the page to Find training and employment schemes for your business

Labour Market Information

We aim to broaden knowledge and understanding of our local labour market for employers, jobseekers, learners, teachers, those looking to re-skill and up-skill, careers advisors and economic development professionals.

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To tell us about your organisation and the type of support you would like, please complete our Business Support Tool, which takes around 7 minutes.