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Employers

Support with Recruitment and Training

Help to find skilled employees

We can provide a dedicated recruitment support service to help employers fill vacancies with an untapped talent pool across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. We work with gifted individuals who want to work and stay in work.

“Just over 1 in 5 autistic adults are in work, despite our research showing the vast majority want to work.” (NAS, 2021)

Our Employment Engagement officer will work with you to find out more about how your business works, what you are looking for in an employee and the type of support you will need. We will work with you to ensure that tailored support is in place and advise you on the reasonable adjustments that can made. We will also be able to support you in the process of becoming a disability confident employer.

Disability Confident – Are you disability confident? (campaign.gov.uk)

We can help both you and your employee apply for Access to Work, a government funded scheme that enables us to provide:

  • Continuing support in the workplace
  • Professional training (Understanding Autism in the workplace, for Line Managers, supervisors, and colleagues)
  • Funds towards any equipment required to make the job more accessible.

Get support in work if you have a disability or health condition (Access to Work) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Workplace Support Assessment

Workplace Support

Our workplace support assessments are an excellent opportunity for a better understanding of an autistic employee. We provide an on-site assessment followed up with a short report with recommendations for reasonable adjustments to the workplace and role.

Taking place in your workplace, assessments involve meeting with employer and employee and visiting the individuals work area, however these can take place remotely on Microsoft Teams if more appropriate.

Assessment Outcomes

Adjustments may include strategies around communication, flexibility of thought and structure, sensory considerations, environmental adaptations, mentoring, etc.

Costs

Our assessments are extremely competitively priced but start from £50 per hour.
Please contact us to discuss your individual needs and book your assessment now.

How to get involved

If you would like to know about how we can work together to increase opportunities for autistic adults in your workplace, please contact Helen McHugh on 07880 387256

“The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published new data that shows just 22% of autistic adults are in any kind of employment.”