Candidate Story

Ashley

“Before doing this program, I was reeling from a job that left me feeling broken and self-critical, feeling like I wasn’t deserving or good enough to find work, especially work which was stable and accommodating.”

Ashley

Specialisterne’s NSW PSC Tailored Talent program not only got me ready to return to a working mindset and brushed up my professional skills but let me come out of my shell and blossom as an individual. 

Nobody wanted to hear about or accommodate autism

I didn’t even realise how much I was holding myself back until I wowed my now employers with a 20 minute presentation on an entirely new topic to me. It was the first time that I was openly honest about my autism to an employer prior to being hired.  I was always told it was something to hide because nobody wanted to hear it or accommodate it.

My skills are now recognised

It was such a relieving and rewarding experience to know my skills are recognised and accepted.

Specialisterne’s program has been successful for me as it gives autistic adults their own self-authority within the workplace which is often what makes or breaks autistic employment.

Check out some of our other candidate stories below

 

Sean

“I think being able to show my skills in a less formal, more relaxed manner helps the hiring managers make better decisions as to who to hire. I for one have great difficulty in describing my talents, but I am quite adept at showing them. Standard recruitment...

Ashley

“Before doing this program, I was reeling from a job that left me feeling broken and self-critical, feeling like I wasn't deserving or good enough to find work, especially work which was stable and accommodating.”Specialisterne's NSW PSC Tailored Talent program not...

Annaliese

"When I found out about Specialisterne, I was so relieved because I knew their program would give me a chance at employment without worrying how or when I would disclose my autism to my employer, and whether they would provide support for my sensory needs and...

Cameron

"I’ve struggled with a bit of imposter syndrome in the past, but after the thorough training and assessment program, I really felt I could demonstrate who I am and what I could do. I don’t feel as though I have to try and prove myself, I’m ready to just get in and...

Michael

"I found it was a very interesting experience getting to meet others who were in similar positions to me, struggling looking for work, many of whom also went to the same university as me, and interestingly some of whom I even recognised from my own degree courses."I...

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Security Compliance Analyst: Canberra, ACT

Take your career to the next level by joining our passionate Security team and work on challenging projects that have immediate business impact. We are excited to partner with Accenture in their search for a Security Compliance Analyst from our community of autistic candidates.

Security Testing/Development Security & Operations Analyst (DevSecOps): Canberra, ACT

Accenture Security helps organisations prepare, protect, detect, respond and
recover along with all points of the security lifecycle. Accenture Security helps organisations prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover along with all points of the security lifecycle.

Project Officer: Hawthorn East, Melbourne, VIC

The Store Support Centre (corporate office) plays a critical role in supporting their team members across the country. Based in Hawthorn East in Melbourne, it’s the engine room of Coles Group and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. You’ll see first-hand how they operate and innovate to continually improve their customer experiences across all their categories and brands.

Accenture Access Program 2021

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and how we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose...

Tester (x4 roles): Canberra, ACT

Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career. We are excited to partner with Accenture in their search for 4 x Testers from our community of autistic candidates.

Supply & Demand Planner: Hawthorn East, Melbourne, VIC

Bridging the gap between our suppliers, distribution centres and stores, our Supply Chain team works with hundreds of trusted businesses every day. We work hard to make life easier, safer and more sustainable across our network, as well as maintain the availability and quality of our products for our customers. Specialisterne Australia are excited to partner with Coles Express in their search for a talented Supply and Demand Planner from within our community of autistic candidates.

Autism Advantage Program 2 – Brisbane and Canberra: March 2022

Over the next six months we have over 100 roles available with our employer partners in the areas of IT, administration, and government, and we are looking for autistic individuals with any of the following skills, interests and talents: Programming / scripting...

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