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Learning Programmes
Discovery Work Experience Programme

Here at Oxford Instruments we have provided work experience opportunities for students in Oxfordshire and the neighbouring counties for many years, which have always proven to be popular.

In 2016, we launched the Discovery Work Experience Programme (DWEP).  The purpose of the programme is to provide valuable insight into Oxford Instruments and to give students an opportunity to find out what it is like to work in industry via a series of work-based learning activities, and explore available options for future careers.

The dates for the Discovery Work Experience Programme for 2018 are shown below. Unfortunately, the applications are now closed and we look forward to welcoming the selected candidates. 

Key dates
Applications open:  Monday 20th November 2017
Applications close:  Friday 2nd February 2018
Shortlisted candidates contacted by:  Friday 16th February 2018
Dates of programme:  Monday 18th  – Friday 29th June 2018

Have a look at what our previous candidates got up to... 

2017 Work Experience Programme 2016 Work Experience Programme

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Apprenticeship and Trainee Programmes

We hold regular workshops at universities and colleges to attract young talent to join us as apprentices and trainees.  As an apprentice or trainee, you will work with people who are leaders in their fields and get to work with products that are exciting and innovative. More importantly, you will gain experience and develop skills that will contribute towards a stimulating and fulfilling career. A detailed programme guide is available upon request.  If you would like further details, please email us.

Discovery Work Experience Programme Application Form