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BBC Oxford spotlight on Technology Campus

BBC Oxford highlighted the Activate Learning Technology Campus in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, today as part of David Prever's breakfast show​. Roving reporter Phil Mercer interviewed staff from the engineering study programme, Activate Apprenticeships and ATG Training who have just moved to the campus to create the new engineering centre of excellence. Phil spoke to John Kelly, director of delivery for the technology faculty, about the campus, how Activate Learning has invested in the site over recent years and the success of engineering learners from across the group in this year's REME Craftsman's Cup. ​Pablo Lloyd, CEO of Activate Apprenticeships, talked to Phil about the creation of the new engineering centre of excellence and how we help provide a pipeline of talent for employers through apprenticeships and study programmes. Phil interviewed engineering teacher Shanthini Jebaraj about the range of study learners undertake including maths, physics and mechanics as well as practical skills and she demonstrated some of the machinery our students use.​ Phil also met the ATG Training cycles team who have just moved their workshop from Aylesbury. Workshop trainer Julian Thrasher discussed and demonstrated some of the cycle maintenance skills taught on the Cytech and short courses while Suzanne Read, ​cycles operations manager briefed him on the background of ​ATG Training. Listen to the whole show here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p065r0gn  The interviews can be heard at 23 mins, 52 mins, 1 hour 24 mins, 1 hour 47 mins and 2 hours 15.