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U's Offer Coaching Apprenticeships

13 October 2015

Club News

U's Offer Coaching Apprenticeships

13 October 2015

Fantastic opportunities for young coaches

Oxford United Community Trust is delighted to announce that they will be will be creating 10 new coaching apprenticeships in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College. This is a major strand of the Oxford United Community Trust’s new strategy ‘Dreaming Together, Achieving Together’ which lays out how the Community Trust will support everyone from across Oxfordshire to achieve their dreams through four key themes; Sports Participation and Coaching; Health and Wellbeing; Social Inclusion and Education, Training and Employment.

The main responsibilities of the apprentice position will include assisting with the planning, delivering and monitoring of coordinated programmes as well as providing quality coaching and instruction. The apprentice will be responsible for general communications with the Co-ordinator or Officer in charge of the programme and the Sports Participation Manager. They will also assist with other duties such as maintaining a well-supplied medical bag for all for all Trust sessions and monitoring and evaluation sessions.  

Oxford United are looking for individuals who can display a positive and proactive attitude, have excellent customer service skills and are committed to delivering the highest standards in line with the Oxford United DNA which guides how we play, coach and work. 

Caroline Robbins, Operations Manager at Oxford United said 
‘Community is at the heart of Oxford United and we believe supporting young people to pursue their career of choice through offering high quality opportunities is an essential element of the Trust meeting the needs of the Oxfordshire community. 

“We are thrilled to be able to extend our partnership with Abingdon and Witney College, who we are already working with two offer two Supported Internship opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and one Business Administration Apprentice opportunity. “

The Trust believes the programme of training that they have worked in partnership to create for the future apprenticeships is second to none, with not only the qualification from the college, but also FA coaching courses and FA Youth Modules provided by the Oxfordshire FA, Mental Health First Aid, Safeguarding, First Aid and Data Protection training. This package will ensure that anyone on this programme, who gives it their full commitment, is able to find and secure coaching employment once they have completed the course.

To find out more about Abingdon and Witney College apprenticeships visit or call 01235 216216

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