Students with autism were given advice and help to plan for their futures at a careers fair.
LVS Oxford organised trips and invited employers in to offer students an idea of the options available to them in the first event of its kind the school has run.
A number of students got the chance to rub shoulders with employers such as Microsoft, Thames Valley Police and the BMW Group as part of a careers event at MINI Plant Oxford in Cowley.
The school also held CV building workshops, mock job applications and subsequent mock interviews to help students gain confidence and learn how to conduct themselves in interviews.
This comes as part of the school’s initiative to improve the statistic of only 16 per cent of adults with autism being in full-time, paid employment.
Louisa Allison-Bergin, head of school at LVS Oxford, said: “We are committed to developing learners so they can live independently in the future, through building their confidence, providing academic qualifications and equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need for employment.”
A group of students also enjoyed a construction workshop with head of sixth form Sam Hewson, who taught them basic plumbing techniques and tasked them with the challenge of measuring, cutting and connecting pipework.