An Oxfordshire college is opening its doors to prospective students and local employers, offering a glimpse into the future of education and employment.

The employer insights evening and open event on January 24 will allow visitors to explore university technical college (UTC) Oxfordshire, a STEM-focused school and sixth form, and seek out more about post 16 and 18 education pathways.

The school, rated good by Ofsted, emphasises science and engineering in its curriculum, working directly with employers to provide students with industry-specific skills and knowledge.

Situated in Harwell near Didcot, the college is anticipating applications from students aged 14-18, in years 10 to 13.

A host of employers from various sectors will be present at the event to answer queries and offer insights.

The list includes Science and Technology Facilities Council, Activate Learning, the Royal Navy and Marines, and the Royal Air Force along with Oxfordshire Advanced Skills, The Engineering Trust, University of Oxford, MOD - Army Careers, and University of Hertfordshire.

Other attendees include Taylor Wimpey, Great Western Railway, Solent University, Xtrac Ltd and Oxford Brookes University.

UTCs are established by employers seeking to fill skills gaps in their local areas and are publicly funded.

For those interested in attending, visit the UTC Oxfordshire website to book free tickets.

UTC Oxfordshire is an academy of Activate Learning Education Trust.