Apprenticeships: information for employers and learners

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), was launched in April 2009. The service was created to bring about a significant growth in the number of employers offering apprenticeships.

The NAS has total responsibility for the delivery of apprenticeships that includes: Employer Services; Learner Services; and a web-based vacancy matching system (apprenticeship vacancies). This online system enables individuals to search and apply for live vacancies and allows employers and their training providers to advertise their vacancies to a wide range of interested applicants. The local vacancies in north Oxfordshire are shown at

The service has ultimate accountability for the national delivery of targets and co-ordination of the funding for apprenticeship places. It acts to overcome barriers to the growth of the programme and assumes responsibility for promoting apprenticeships and their value to employers, learners and the country as a whole.

Further Information

Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

Train to Gain


Learning and Skills Council

Oxford University – Said Business School

Oxford Brookes University

University of Warwick

Warwick University Business School

Coventry University

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