Business and enterprise

From office assistant to a senior manager in an organisation, our business programmes will equip you with the skills and knowledge for careers in business and enterprise.

Choose a career pathway in business and enterprise

Prepare for a career in the growing business and professional services industry with our career pathway in business and enterprise. You will have the opportunity to work on projects set by employers, helping develop key employability skills, such as: teamwork, communication and problem solving. 

What is a career pathway? 

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

Our aim is to offer every learner a direct line of sight to employment. This means that we will equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance to succeed.

search business courses

What could my future job look like? 

Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:

  • Business administrator: ensure that an organisation's processes are efficient, helping with budget administration, setting up meetings, ordering supplies and writing up documents. 
  • Human resources advisor: help organisations recruit employees and manage their workforce, including handling queries related to related to training and rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Sales executive: help sell an organisation's products and services, meeting sales targets and maintaining a customer database to maximise sales and profits.
  • Senior business development executive: develop business relationships and make decisions that will affect the success of your organisation.


Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,

whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at

college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are

already working in a part-time job.

Industry partnerships

We work closely with partner organisations such as Webexpenses, Siemens Healthineers and Penningtons Manches, a leading law firm, as well as Experience Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) to help you gain a flavour of the realities on working in business. 

This means you will have the opportunity to work in projects set by employers, to take part in work experience opportunities and to listen to guest speakers from business as part of your programme. 

One major project is the Karcher Accumulator Challenge, a competition our business students take part in each year to raise money for a local hospice, the Katharine House Hospice.

This all combines to help you build the skills and confidence you need to kick start and develop your career.