When do applications open?

You can register your interest now, applications will open 2nd May 2022.

When do applications end?

Our programme starts mid-July, we will keep applications open until we fill our roles with the right people.

Can I apply before I am 16?

Yes, we just require you to be 16 before the planned start date in July.

Can I still apply if I don’t have the required qualifications?

If you do not hold the required qualifications there may still be opportunities for you – talk to us.  

Can I choose which college I attend during my apprenticeship?

We partner with Abingdon and Witney College for our Trades roles, for other roles there is flexibility so we’ll agree with you the best option.

Can I apply for more than one role?

Our simple application asks if you are interested in more than one option, just list them in order of preference

What support will be available?

You will be assigned a Supervisor who will ensure you gain the skills needed to complete your apprenticeship. We also run a Mentor scheme, they will help you learn about the business.

Can I work from home?

ODS have a hybrid working approach. But some role can only be done on site.

Will my salary increase?

Yes, apprentices receive a yearly increase.

What holidays do I get?

The annual holiday allowance is 28 days per year plus bank holidays.

If I am successful, when will I start my apprenticeship?

Induction will start mid-July – you will learn all about the business before starting in your chosen role. Once you have completed all aspects of your induction you will have the rest of August off paid, you will just need to check in weekly with your mentor.  

Your formal training starts in September.

Still have questions, contact us at odsapprenticeships@odsgroup.co.uk