Discovery Work Experience Programme

Oxford Instruments has 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.  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.

Links to details of the 2016 and 2017 programmes can be found to the right of this page.

We are pleased to announce the dates for the Discovery Work Experience Programme for 2018.

To apply, please complete the online form on the right-hand side of this page.

Key dates

Applications open:

Monday 20 November 2017

Applications close:

Friday 02 February 2018

Shortlisted candidates contacted by:

Friday 16 February 2018

Dates of programme:

Monday 18  – Friday 29 June 2018

Other Programmes:

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 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.

This is what some of our Apprentices say about our Program -

The Oxford Instruments Apprenticeship Program has given me the platform I needed to start my career within Engineering. It became a tremendous starting point to my career, working to manufacture some of the most sophisticated products in the field of cryogenics.” - Tom Marsh, Class of 2016.

The OI apprenticeship offers an excellent chance to gain skills and experience in a high technology engineering company. It has allowed me to grow as a person, not just from a technical aspect but also from confidence point of view. I don’t know where I would be today without it.” - Jack Mulford, Class of 2014.

Comments from one of our current Trainees:

The trainee programme at OI has been brilliant. It has been well structured in a good timeframe with regular assessment and with great support. OI looks after their staff very well with great “Perks at
Work” scheme as an additional bonus. I am really looking forward to my future here
.” - Tom Kearns,
Trainee since August 2016

Apply on-line for our learning programmes here