Procter & Gamble is offering paid work experience to local autistic people

Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest consumer goods company, has been working in partnership with The National Autistic Society to create an exciting new opportunity for autistic candidates based in and around Reading. The company is looking to bring on two autistic candidates to take part in a specialised paid work experience placement in Gillette’s Innovation Department. The opportunity will take place at Gillette’s Technical Centre in Reading.

The placement will be tailored to the successful candidates, working on ongoing projects within Gillette, while allowing the candidate to explore and learn new skills in the area of innovation. The opportunity comes as a result of work between The National Autistic Society and P&G, with the charity helping to advise on the benefits of recruiting autistic candidates and how best to support them. 

Emma Jones, Employment Training Manager at The National Autistic Society, said: 
“We’re delighted that Procter & Gamble has recognised the benefits autistic people can bring to the workplace and are working with us to create this opportunity. 

“We encourage autistic people in and around Reading who are creative and have an interest in working in this field, including those who haven’t worked before, to find out more and to consider applying. It’s such a good opportunity. 

“We’re hoping to work with many more companies in the coming months and years to help them appreciate the skills of autistic people and the simple adjustments that can open up the workplace.” 

We wish P&G the best of luck with this fantastic initiative and can’t wait to hear how the placement goes.

If your company would like to explore ways of recruiting more autistic employees, please contact the Employment training team.