Careers - Opportunities 

All 16 year olds are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. There are many choices available to students on leaving Year 11 such as School, College, Apprenticeships or T Levels. You can start work after sixteen, but you will also need to do training or learning that will lead to a real, valuable qualification. For more information see: 
OxMe information 


Wood Green School Sixth FormOffer an extensive choice of A Levels and are able to extend the curriculum to offer vocational qualifications jointly with Abingdon & Witney College or you may choose to study at a different 6th Form.

College - you may choose to follow a more vocational route at college. We are served by many colleges such as: Abingdon & Witney CollegeCity of Oxford College and Hartpury College.

Apprenticeships - Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will: Work alongside experienced staff; gain job-specific skills; earn a wage and get holiday pay and study towards related qualifications. Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level. Latest apprenticeship information and advice for parents, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service is below: National Apprenticeship ServiceSee the 'Apprentices are Amazing' short film.  See Browse apprenticeships before you apply based on your interests and location.  The Government Find an Apprenticeship site can be found here  

Amazing Apprenticeships are running a series of informative webinars that will provide an abundance of tips, advice, and information around the topic of apprenticeships. Each webinar lasts for 30 minutes and will take place on Zoom. Participants will be required to sign up before the session and will receive an email confirmation and a reminder an hour before it begins. The webinars will be recorded and shared with all registrants after the session. To find out more and register – please click here

Traineeship - Traineeships and are for young people (aged 16-24) who want to work, but need extra help before starting an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships will include a substantial work placement and other opportunities to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require. They can last up to 6 months with the trainee usually spending time at a college or training centre before starting a work experience placement with an employer. The aim of the traineeship is to move the trainee into an apprenticeship on completion of the programme. See here and the Government website here for more information.

T Levels - Developed in collaboration with employers, T Levels offer students a recognised technical qualification which is equivalent to three A levels and attracts the same number of UCAS points. The combination of classroom learning (80%) and a 9-week industry placement (20%) creates a unique opportunity for students to study whilst gaining the knowledge and skills businesses need. At the end of the two-year programme, a T Level can lead to an entry-level skilled job, a higher apprenticeship or further study, including at university. ExploreWatch and Connect to learn more about T levels.

For more information on post-16 and post-18 choices, how they compare and where they can lead you can 'Get the Jump' here

Labour Market Information - Oxfordshire 
Oxfordshire has a diverse and innovative labour market, which includes sectors such as space, life sciences and the creative sector, as well as construction and the visitor economy. An important part of a progressive careers programme is that students are aware of the local opportunities, to help them make the right choices about their best next steps. The latest labour market information for Oxfordshire can be found via the OxLEP Oxfordshire Local Skills Dashboard which is updated regularly. 


Check out the Careers Flyers below for updates on careers, opportunities, open days, webinars.  


NCSDesigned especially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future. We await the NCS Summer ‘23 programme.  
For more information see the attached, or to register click type in Wood Green School in the school name box and choose your date.

Medic Mentor Opportunities - If you're interested in getting into Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, please see here.

Opportunities and Vacancies Bulletins

Weekly updates for Witney and North Oxfordshire area.
Allied HealthcareWhen people think of clinical careers in the NHS, they often think of Doctors and Nurses, however there are many other options available. Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are a family of healthcare practitioners that work to ensure adults and children can live the fullest lives possible by helping them live with or recover from health problems.

Webinar recordingsDesigned for students years 7 – 13 and will provide an overview of the 15 AHPs, and the benefits of being an AHP.

Learn Live - Please see here for the Your Future in Health webinar and access to employers and careers information.

Thames Valley Police Cadet ProgrammeThe Cadet Programme aims to provide young people between the ages of 13 and 18 an opportunity to develop their qualities and skills through a structured programme and to enhance the relationship between the public and police. It is about including teenagers, irrespective of their background, financial circumstances or vulnerability to crime or social exclusions. For more information please see here

Oxfordshire Labour Market InformationHighlights the jobs in demand and enterprise opportunities across the county, now and in the future. It can help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the labour market, raise your aspirations and help you plan your career pathways based on high quality, up to date, locally relevant information. 

GoCompareA 'Guide to self-employment' with useful information for self-employed workers to help them know their legal, tax and insurance obligations. 


Find an Apprenticeship

The National Apprenticeship Service website

Apprenticeships based on interest and locationThe National Apprenticeship Service - Parent information


Success at SchoolsInformation on different aspects of growing up including education and training.

National Careers ServiceFor job profiles and information about which careers will be in demand in the future. If you want to speak to an advisor you can call 0800 100 900; they will call you back.

Careers Guide

CareerMagUseful information for students, parents and carers regarding post 16 and post options  

FutureLearn CareersPartner with over 170 world-class universities, institutions and industry leaders to create world-class courses to help you with your career.

All About School Offers free advice and guidance to young people.

Get my first job Find out about live apprenticeships, training and Job vacancies and get in touch with employers. Tips about applying for jobs and how to impress at interviews.