Unlocking Potential Oxfordshire

UP Oxfordshire offers a wide range of activities to help you discover your true potential. By bringing together nine different local community partners we’re able to offer you a variety of keys to try. Start real work experience ranging from retail, creative industry e.g.film, catering, sport, hospitality, warehousing, grounds and property maintenance to construction. Gain accredited qualifications in a range of subjects and be supported into work with 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching.

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What can we offer young people?

Very few people find the right key straight away, so don’t be put off if you’ve tried something before and it didn’t work out, try something new. Now’s the time to find the right key to open the door to your future. This is your choice…what are you waiting for?

The opportunities offered by this partnership enable young people to quickly develop self-confidence, self-esteem, work readiness and employability. They provide support into meaningful employment, education and training opportunities with a diverse range of local employers and training providers, with ongoing in-work support.

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Digital Media

Learn valuable digital media skills and become part of an exciting new project for young people...


Gain entry into the world of construction through a fantastic CSCS card project for young people...

Gain work experience

Get real work experience at local businesses and enterprises...

Access training

Access some amazing training opportunities through our project partners...

CSCS Card Qualification

Are you aged 18-19? Do you want a career in construction?

Aspire is offering you the opportunity to gain work experience and qualifications to begin your career in construction. This fantastic project includes:

  • 20 days grounds and property maintenance work experience
  • Health and safety training
  • Site Safety Plus accredited training
  • CSCS revision and test
  • CSCS card
  • CV writing and job search
  • On site real work experience
  • Employer reference

How much does all this cost? Absolutely nothing! This is free to anyone aged 18-19 that wants to build their career in construction. We’ll even pay all of your travel expenses, provide your uniform and safety boots and give you £5 a day to pay for your lunch.

For further information contact chris@aspireoxford.co.uk or call 01865 204450 today.

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Digital Media Training

Aspire Oxford, the leading partner of Unlocking Potential Oxfordshire, are offering young people the chance to learn a range of digital media skills to enhance their employability.

The digital skills will include the chance to maintain and update an exciting new website called 'The Opportunity Page' featuring local opportunities for training, apprenticeships and work experience.

Our young people can expect to learn:

  • Email account management
  • Using Microsoft Office
  • Web development foundations including HTML & CSS
  • Wordpress development
  • Social media

As with the CSCS Card project, all digital media training will be free. What's more we'll reimburse your travel fares and give you £5 for lunch!

For further information please contact sam@aspireoxford.co.uk or call 01865 204450

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Project Partners

We are unlocking potential for Oxfordshire.

If you want to be part of what we're doing and see your potential unlocked - get in touch! We'd love to have you involved, call us today or drop us a line.

About Us

Unlocking Potential Oxfordshire is part of the 'Building Better Opportunities' project that is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.

  • Address: St. Thomas School, Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ

  • Phone: + 44 1865 204450

  • Email: info@upoxfordshire.org