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The Bloomfield Trust and the National Autistic Society’s Autism at Work programme aims to bridge the gap between skills shortages in industry and talented autistic candidates.

Through this programme, we support employers across a wide range of industries to create accessible job opportunities and to support candidates to access those opportunities. These opportunities could be in the form of:

  • Paid internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid roles (standard roles within the business)

We also support candidates to prepare for, and succeed in their employment. If you’re autistic and looking for employment or support in work please contact us at enterprise.team@nas.org.uk.

Why join our Autism at Work programme?

We have a proven track record of working with employers:

  • National reach
  •  2000+ employees trained from a variety of sectors in 2018
  • We are working with prestigious organisations such as Virgin Loyalty, BT, Lloyds Banking Group, HMRC and Forever Beta.
  • 116 volunteer-run branches, 80 social care services and our schools (reach people in every county)

We campaign to improve public understanding, develop professional practices, and shaping government policies benefits a huge amount of autistic people and their families.

Find out about how you can benefit from our programme by signing up to one of our Autism at Work webinars. Please contact us at enterprise.team@nas.org.uk.

Here are some testimonials of employment services that have positive experiences of our Autism at Work programme:

The National Autistic Society workplace support was invaluable both for our staff with autism and for their line managers. For the staff it helped them to better understand the effects of their autism, both in and out of work, and gave the strategies to manage these impacts. For managers it gave them a better understanding of the actual impact of autism on a day to day basis, and someone with experience who could offer honest advice to better manage staff to get the best from them.

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Examples of neurodiverse skills and abilities

Each autistic person will bring their own unique skillset and experience to work placements. Here is a list of some additional skills and abilities that you may benefit from when hiring a more diverse workforce:

  • Different perspective 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong technical skills
  • Methodical and logical
  • Identifying things that might be missed by others
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • New skills and insights
  • Enormous quantities of determination and tenacity 

Businesses are currently missing out on a huge pool of undiscovered talent as autistic employees have a huge amount to offer. This is something that could really make a difference to you, especially at this time of political uncertainty.

If you are interested in being part of our Autism at Work programme to bridge the gap between skills shortages in industries and talented autistic candidates, please contact us here: enterprise.team@nas.org.uk


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