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Diversity and inclusion

At ODS we pride ourselves on diversity and inclusion underpinning what we do and why we do it. These concepts encompass our attitudes as individuals and as an organisation.

At ODS, diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords – they're fundamental to who we are and what we stand for. We believe that our differences make us stronger, and we're committed to creating an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Celebrating the unique perspectives each individual brings to ODS

We positively welcome suitably qualified, experienced, and eligible candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, pregnancy, or maternity.

We celebrate the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. Our differences are what make us unique, and we embrace them wholeheartedly.

Support for everyone

ODS has been awarded Disability Confident Leader status due to its ongoing commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme and forward-thinking.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or accommodations during our recruitment process, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support you and ensure that you can be your best self. You can contact us via email at, or let us know if you prefer a telephone or video call via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Women in trades - create your future

Break the mould and create your career within the trade industry –  “We did”.

ODS really understands that women have the talent and skills to help grow our business and to introduce fresh new ideas – even in traditionally male-dominated areas.

We’ve got big ambitions and we’re growing fast. We also know that you are our future, our next generation of talent and we want to encourage women to break the mould!

ODS's initiative to employ ex-offenders

ODS is committed to its goal of providing employment opportunities to ex-offenders.

We are inspired by other organisations that have successfully incorporated the recruitment of ex-offenders into their business models, and we recognise the potential of tapping into this talent pool and contributing to their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Through this initiative, ODS will contribute towards reducing re-offending rates and pave the way for a more inclusive and socially responsible business environment.

We’ll support you all the way as you create your future with ODS

You'll have in-house mentors to provide support and guidance, as well as experienced colleagues to guide your development.

ODS wants to support applicants from all walks of life, if a full-time apprenticeship doesn’t work for you or there may be barriers to you completing an apprenticeship contact us to discuss your options. Email or write to us at Learning and Development Manager, Oxford Direct Services, Marsh Road, Oxford, OX4 2HH.