Work placement opportunity for young people with autism

Currently, one in a hundred people in the UK have autism, yet only 15% of adults with autism are in full-time employment.

The Civil Service Autism Exchange Programme, now in its third year, gives 10 young people with autism from across the UK the opportunity to gain employability skills and experience so they are better placed to get a job.

This year the programme - in which the Civil Service joined forces with Ambitious About Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism - ran from 27 June until 8 July across five government departments: Education, Work and Pensions, Transport, HMRC and the former Business department.

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