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Specialisterne Australia was established in 2015 with the goal to enable 12,000 careers for people on the autism spectrum by 2030. We are one of the first companies in the world to highlight the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce.

“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

At Specialisterne Australia, we work with employers to find the kind of employees they are seeking. We then advertise the roles specifically for autistic individuals, and conduct an assessment to find the right people for the job. This is an alternative pathway to the traditional recruitment process that aims to remove barriers for autistic individuals.

Respect, Accommodation, Clarity & Accessibility. These are the values we uphold at Specialisterne in the work we do, and the individuals we work with.

Each individual on the autism spectrum is unique, with their own strengths and challenges. However, research has demonstrated that many individuals on the autism spectrum have exceptional skills (over an above that of individuals without autism) that can be of benefit in any number of jobs.

When we work with our client partners to develop alternative recruitment programs, our team works closely with hiring managers to understand what types of skills and aptitudes candidates will require to be considered for the available roles.

We take this information and create job advertisements that are written in language that is easy to understand and gives autistic job seekers a clear understanding of what the job is, what skills and experience are required, and what the recruitment process involves.

We work with our client partners to offer recruitment opportunities in many areas of employment, including the full range of IT roles, through to project management, administration, and other professional services.

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.”

Michael

“Last year I was diagnosed with autism. It clarified so many things that made me wonder why I was different to others, but it also gave me a sense of relief, and freedom to embrace my autistic identity.”

Annaliese

One of Specialisterne’s key functions is to build alternative recruitment pathways through a workshop and assessment approach in conjunction with our client partners so that they can work with and understand autistic and neurodiverse talent prior to hiring.

We know that many autistic and neurodiverse job seekers are disadvantaged when competing for employment due to the way in which typical recruitment practices are offered in mainstream employment.

We work closely with our client partners to thoroughly understand their business, their people, and culture, and importantly, to understand the roles we are helping them to fill. We take this detailed understanding of the employer and associated roles, and develop practical, skills-based assessments that allow candidates the opportunity to show employers what they can do, removing barriers that exist in traditional recruitment.

At Specialisterne we believe that candidates should ultimately determine which role is right for them. Throughout our alternative recruitment process we strive to give a clear understanding of the role to candidates so they can make career choices based upon a thorough knowledge of the employer, the team, and the role.

We are not just a recruiter, but also work with our client partners to build a foundation of understanding of autism and neurodiversity.

Throughout the recruitment process we work closely with hiring managers, team leaders and buddies so that when their new autistic employees commence employment, they are confident in supporting and developing them.

Specialisterne directly supports our client partners well beyond commencement of employment. 

“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 learn the work.”

Cameron

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Reporting Coordinator: Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Reporting Coordinator from our community of autistic candidates.

Sydney Metro is leading Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure program, developing and delivering a new world-class metro railway system for Sydney.

The role provides coordination of reporting and support services for the development and maintenance as well as continuous improvement of regular reports.

The role also enables effective decision making across projects and provides high level administrative and communications support to contribute toward the effective operation of the social procurement and industry development team, and alignment to the wider Sydney Metro Workforce Development & Industry Participation strategy.

Project Manager: Macquarie Park, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Project Manager from our community of autistic candidates.

The role leads and delivers high level project support to ensure the efficient functioning of the senior executive management and their respective Division. This includes managing all cross-functional issues affecting the group such as safety, financial, project processes, reporting, strategic planning and organisational improvement.

The Project Manager will guide and co-ordinate the project planning process for the Division, ensuring alignment with corporate strategies and initiatives.

Analyst/Consultant Platform Engineer: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WFH

We are excited to partner with Deloitte in their search for an Analyst/Consultant to work in their Platform Engineering Team from our community of talented autistic candidates.

The Deloitte Cloud and Engineering team are united in their pursuit of technical excellence, passion for delivery, and aspirations to continuously improve. Most important of all, we thrive on our focus on life-work balance and ensuring we have fun. We have been able to capitalise on the incredible benefits available, including flex-time, an award-winning parental leave package, a suite of learning and development opportunities (technical certifications, leadership and personal development), and most recently, are celebrating winning “Most Popular Technology Employer – Large” (GradConnection/AFR).

Deloitte Cloud and Engineering is changing the way that businesses leverage cloud-native technology to solve the toughest technology challenges faced by our customers!

Project Coordinator: Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Project Coordinator from our community of autistic candidates.

The Project Coordinator will work collaboratively with project teams and coordinates the development of project related information for the efficient and on-time delivery of projects.

The role performs project management coordination and support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of a range of projects in line with established objectives.

Assistant Designer (Projects | Engineering & Design): Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for an Assistant Designer (Projects | Engineering & Design) from our community of autistic candidates.

The primary purpose of the role is to undertake detailed design management activities, design review and research under supervision, for a project within clearly defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints.

Candidates with a background or interest in Engineering or Architecture are well suited to this role.

With the Northwest line already in operation and works well underway on the City & Southwest, West and Western Sydney Airport lines, Sydney will enjoy a fully operational Metro network by 2030.

Come and join one of the divisions that focus on achieving community outcomes for the greater good and on putting our customers at the centre and our people at the heart of everything we do.

Customer Service Representative: Lytton, QLD

We are excited to partner with Weir ESCO in their search for a Customer Service Representative from our community of talented autistic candidates.

Weir ESCO® is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of cast wear parts, bucket solutions and ground engaging tools for mining, construction and industrial customers. With more than 100 years of experience, ESCO’s global engineering and technical teams offer expert support to customers who need trusted mission critical components for their operation.

Your primary objective is to provide product and service information to customers and identify up-selling opportunities to maintain and increase income streams. You will provide new and existing customers with the best possible service in relation to billing inquiries, service requests, suggestions and complaints.

A hybrid work/home option may be offered.

Governance and Assurance Officer: Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Governance and Assurance Officer from our community of autistic candidates.

The role is responsible for providing information and support, to enable decision making and to ensure that governance frameworks, policies and procedures are consistently applied. The role will support the branch in developing and implementing governance and assurance processes and systems.

The function of the team is to primarily to lead strategy and implementation of the CDM, however it is also responsible for the leadership of business planning activities for the division, delivery of strategic projects, and management and oversight of the governance functions across the division.

Analyst/Consultant Cloud Engineering: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WFH

We are excited to partner with Deloitte in their search for an Analyst/Consultant to work in their Cloud and Engineering Team from our community of talented autistic candidates.

Our Cloud and Engineering services team help clients integrate technology seamlessly into the fabric of their day-to-day business. Deloitte experts provide infrastructure and networking solutions to connect, optimise, and manage private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions across leading platforms, including AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba, VMware, Cisco, and Arista.

No matter where you are on your cloud journey, Deloitte’s Cloud and Engineering Practice, in combination with specialists across Deloitte’s deep technical network, can work with your organisation to find your cloud possible.

Data and Analytics Interns (5x roles): Melbourne, Sydney, WFH, or client office

We are excited to partner with EY Australia (EY) in their search for Data and Analytics Interns from our community of talented autistic candidates.

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

These roles are internships offered on a full-time, fixed-term, 12-month contract from the commencement date. Part-time hours may be negotiated.

You will work in a team that supports our clients in defining and implementing a data solution to solve real business challenges.

Systems Engineer – Entry Level (Grade 7): Macquarie Park, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Systems Engineer – Entry Level from our community of autistic candidates.

The primary purpose of the role is to support projects in the tailoring and implementation of Systems Engineering methodologies to ensure business needs are articulated clearly and that solutions developed meet functional, engineering and safety standards.

The Systems Engineer – Entry Level will develop a sound understanding of the breadth and complexities of the project activities across Technical Services and the operating environment. They will work cooperatively and proactively with organisations interfacing with the project and build solid working relationships and partnerships.

Analyst/Consultants (x5 roles): Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WFH

We are excited to partner with Deloitte in their search for five (5) Analyst/Consultants to work in their teams from our community of talented autistic candidates.
At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders.

We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.

We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted. Through the creation of endorsed employee-led diversity networks which promote cultural, disability, LGBTI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gender equality, we’re leading the way to shape an environment where everybody can thrive.

Transport for NSW Tailored Talent Program 2022

Specialisterne Australia is delighted to be partnering again with Transport for NSW to deliver the Transport for NSW Tailored Talent Program 2022!

Through this program we are looking to recruit individuals interested in the areas of data analysis, systems engineering, project management and administration from our community of autistic candidates.

Project Development Officer: Parramatta, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Project Development Officer from our community of autistic candidates.

The role is responsible for supporting the early development of road and bridge infrastructure projects through to completion of the detailed concept design and environmental approval.

The Project Development Officer is responsible for working effectively within large project teams to support project development staff in achieving optimum project outcomes.

Analyst/Consultant Quality Engineer: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WFH

We are excited to partner with Deloitte in their search for an Analyst/Consultant to work in their Quality Engineering Team from our community of talented autistic candidates.

Deloitte’s Cloud and Engineering practice are obsessed with all things tech and love the idea of changing the way that businesses leverage technology. Our team builds platforms so that our clients can disrupt industries before industries disrupt them. We build modern technology solutions that run on premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both. We’re looking for Quality Consultants to join our team to work on a range of client projects.

Analyst/Consultant Managed Services Team: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WFH

We are excited to partner with Deloitte in their search for an Analyst/Consultant to work in their Cloud Managed Services Team from our community of talented autistic candidates.

The successful candidate will work in the Cloud Managed Services Team that sits within Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte’s Cloud Managed Services Team provide an end-to-end solution for running an organisation’s operations on managed cloud infrastructure across all major providers, optimised for the client’s own application and data portfolios as well as Deloitte managed solutions. Our services include cloud-based infrastructure operations, service management, cybersecurity, optimisation, and compliance support.

Deloitte is looking for candidates with a great mix of skills to work in their Cloud Managed Services team.

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