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We are delighted to invite applications to join the teaching staff at ACE. We require a Brickwork Teacher to deliver entry and diploma-level training to students and apprentices at our training centre in Kidlington.

We are looking for candidates with:
• A teaching qualification. Cert-Ed preferred
• Competency and experience in the delivery of the Bricklaying diploma level 2&3
• Similar in Construction Operations (Groundworks) an advantage
• Working knowledge of CITB standards and awarding body requirements
• Experience of the Ofsted inspection framework process
• Experience of teaching a diverse range of learners
• Own transport
• Relevant and up-to-date site knowledge/experience

Salary will be £28-32,000 pa depending on experience and qualifications, and this is a full-time position.

To apply please send an up to date CV to Barry Crane, Training Director, at

Samm Murphy is an Advanced Apprentice in Brickwork, working for Wain & Francis in Witney. Samm came to ACE on a pre-apprenticeship course, before starting his Intermediate Apprenticeship and then progressing to the Advanced level with his employer. He has developed impressively as an apprentice and has won awards at the Oxfordshire Construction Training Group […]

Just over one week to go until our May Taster Day. This is a great opportunity for those interested in construction courses to ‘have a go’ at brickwork or carpentry and find out about our Summer Programme and other training and apprenticeship opportunities. PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVERTISED AS TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY […]

We have set the dates for this year’s Summer Programme. This has become an important part of the annual calendar which helps school-leavers get a head start on their construction training by spending six weeks on an introductory course to get a grounding on either brickwork or carpentry & joinery. Our Summer Programme has become […]

Very good news in that more young people will be able to benefit from the fantastic Unlocking Potential project in Oxfordshire, due to changes to eligibility which now means it is open to anyone aged 17-21 who has been Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for 6 months or more in the county. We […]

We always encourage our students to look after their tools, as they are crucial to their trade, but maybe in our industry we are guilty of sometimes neglecting the most important tools of all – our hands! Exposure to abrasive materials, harsh weather and overall wear and tear can be damaging to every the most […]

We are looking into the possibility of running a minibus from Witney to help pre-apprenticeship students access and attend our Weds-Fri course. We have run a similar service to/from Banbury for a few years now and it has really helped enhance our courses and give an option to students who couldn’t find suitable courses available […]