AN Oxfordshire college has held its first accessible employment event.

Abingdon and Witney College held a combined Disability Confident Employer Careers and SEND Transition Event, in partnership with Witney’s Job Centre Plus and other SEND provisions aimed at supporting progression into adulthood.

The event showcased local employers who have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme and offer accessible employment opportunities to students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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This was the first Disability Confident Careers event that the College has held, and it was designed to complement the college’s main Careers Fairs which is open to all students.

For some students with SEND, carer fairs can be overwhelming so the college’s careers and SEND teams were dedicated to addressing this.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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