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

 

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...

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...

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...

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...

Check out some of our current opportunities below 

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.

Software Developer: Mitchell, ACT

We are excited to partner with a leading Canberra technology-based company in their search for a Software Developer from 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...

Autism Advantage Program 1 – Brisbane and Canberra: 11 Oct – 29 Oct 2021

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...

Developers and Senior Developers (x 2 roles): Toowong, QLD

We are excited to partner with Aurion in their search for Developers and Senior Developers from our community of autistic candidates.

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