Good luck to everyone who is collecting GCSE results tomorrow. If you have just completed our summer programme or are joining one of our courses in September please remember to email your results to Sonia or Lyndsey ASAP on info@acetraining.co.uk

 

When you’ve had six weeks of full-on construction training, there’s no better way to sign off than running around some woods with paintball guns, is there?!  We had a fantastic time last Friday to say thank you to the amazing students who’ve been with us during our Summer Programme.  They have been an exceptional group and it is great that a number have already sorted out apprenticeships and full-time courses and we’ll be seeing them very, very soon!  We still can’t believe they ate all that pizza though……

We are delighted to confirm our success in passing assessment by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and will remain on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

Our resubmission followed widespread criticism of last year’s RoATP application process which saw a number of organisations awarded training contracts despite having no track record of apprenticeship delivery.  Following a review, providers have been required to reapply to the register and meet more “stringent and challenging entry requirements”.

Our Managing Director Adam Marsh:

“We are delighted to receive confirmation that we continue to meet the criteria set out by the ESFA for the delivery of quality apprenticeship training. This is further validation of the high standards we set for our provision and we support the ESFA’s work in rigorously ensuring that only those providers delivering quality training, like ACE, will remain on the register”.

We currently have almost 100 construction trade apprentices, predominantly in Oxfordshire, and have seen our apprenticeship numbers grow steadily, with more firms in the industry making us their training provider of choice locally.  We start learners, including apprentices, at any point across the year and are holding an Open Doors week for prospective students and apprentices on the 19th-23rdAugust.  For more information on our courses and events, contact us on 01865 370040 or info@acetraining.co.uk

Seeing the recent ministerial reshuffle and the return of our former local MP – and ACE supporter – Baroness Blackwood to government, reminded us of the day she and the now Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock visited ACE during National Apprenticeship Week in 2015.  It was great that they took the time to come and see us and we were impressed by their skills for sure!

 

We can’t quite believe we’re starting week 4 of the Summer Programme, meaning we’re half way there.  Been a great start by the students who’ve not only made progress in the workshop, but have done really well at participating in team building exercises and fun outdoor activities as well.  It’s been a great few weeks, keep up the great work!!

Great time to start looking ahead to opportunities including full-time courses and apprenticeships.

 

 

 

Literally!  Well done to students from Oxfordshire UTC, Bartholomew School and Cheney school who have done a great job in the carpentry workshop getting some activities ready for the students who are starting our Summer Programme next week.  Nearly 40 signed up!

We’re delighted to be recruiting for TWO Site Carpentry apprenticeship positions in Banbury.  The positions are with Tapper Interiors in Banbury.

You will undertake a Site Carpentry Apprenticeship but it is important for you to understand will not be a traditional construction environment. The company specialises in all types of interior fit-outs for the commercial, industrial and private sectors. You will be working on non-domestic properties including offices, showrooms, shops and warehouses, and will include working at heights.

Applications will ONLY be via this link to ‘Find An Apprenticeship’.  Please do not apply directly to the employer.

 

Less than a week until the start of our annual Summer Programme, with a proven track record in helping ‘early birds’ who’ve just left school progress quicker onto full-time training or apprenticeships.  It’s a great head start for anyone looking to train up in either brickwork or carpentry and we know employers looking for apprentices really value the commitment our summer students show to spend their holiday time getting on the tools and learning.

There’s still time to sign up, contact Sonia King on 01865 3700404 or email sonia@acetraining.co.uk for more info!

We are delighted to invite applications for two apprenticeship opportunities with the fantastic Ward & Co (Building Conservation) Ltd in Ibstone, near Stokenchurch.

They are looking for Level 2 Site Carpentry and Level 2 Brickwork apprentices to join their highly skilled team.  Check out their website for examples of some of their amazing work, it’s really specialist work so the lucky applicants will have no better place to learn their craft.

Both the Site Carpentry apprenticeship and Brickwork apprenticeship can be applied for via ‘Find An Apprenticeship’ service (click on links above) with a closing date of 28th July.  Good luck!

 

A fantastic Maintenance Operations apprenticeship opportunity at Cottsway, the largest housing association and provider of social housing within West Oxfordshire.

This apprenticeship covers a number of trade areas and is a great pathway to someone looking to be a good ‘all rounder’ in terms of maintenance and repair.

Applications for this opportunity close on the 25th July

For more info and to apply, please see HERE.