Program 2 – 2022
In 2020, the NSW Public Service Commission partnered with Specialisterne Australia on the Tailored Talent Program to attract the skills, talents and abilities of individuals on the autism spectrum, filling over 15 roles throughout various agencies. Please read more about this successful, award-nominated program here.
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.
Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.
Specialisterne exists because autistic candidates are being overlooked for employment, largely due to the many barriers that autistic candidates come up against when competing for employment in typical recruitment practices.
Why work with Transport for NSW?
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit.
Our vision is of a connected roads and public transport network that has higher capacity and gives people the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live and work.
Right now, we’re delivering a $41.5bn program – the largest this nation has ever seen – to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions.
At Transport, we’re also committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. Visit us at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/
Location of roles
These roles are currently offered in Sydney CBD, Macquarie Park, and Parramatta, NSW, however applicants prepared to relocate to Sydney for employment are encouraged to apply. Flexible work hours and work from home options may be available for some roles.
To apply for these roles, these things are essential:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS)
- Must have unrestricted work rights
- Must live within a daily commutable distance to the location of the roles
- Must be willing to undertake any security or police checks
- Must be willing to comply with any Public Health directives regarding vaccinations
Nice to have
These things are not essential, but if you have them that’s great:
- Motivated, focussed and strong attention to detail
- Good analytical skills and demonstrated problem-solving skills.
- Commitment to continuous learning and improving your knowledge and skills.
- Ability to work autonomously, take initiative and work as part of a team environment
- Obtained a TAFE Qualification or Bachelors Degree in Information Technology; Computer Science; Network Security; Data and Analytics; Mathematics; Statistics; Engineering; Business; Software Development; Cyber Security; Security; Administration; Project Management; Transport Planning; Urban Design; Land Use Planning; Communications; Environmental; Construction; Commercial / Business Economics or related disciplines or have relatable real-world experience in same or similar fields
- A strong interest in any of the following: Infrastructure, Data Analytics, Systems Analysis, Business Analysis, Systems Administration, Cyber Security, Engineering, Business Economics, Administration, Project Management.
- Medium to high-level computer skills and experience in relevant software such as MS Office Suite, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Teams, Power BI, Jira, Confluence and working with data extraction techniques and databases for presentation, reporting and analysis purposes.
- Experience or understanding of project management processes and activities including stakeholder management.
Before you can apply for jobs through Specialisterne Australia, you must first register with us as an eligible candidate using the form below. You only need to do this once, existing candidates already registered using this form can proceed to login at the candidate portal. To commence the registration process, please make sure you have the required documents stated below:
- Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
- Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Visa*. Accepted documents are one of the following:
- Australian Birth Certificate
- Current Australian Passport
- Certificate of Australian Citizenship
- Permanent Residency Visa in Australia (excluding bridging visas)
* please check individual role for any Citizenship or other work rights required
Upload your documents using the form provided on this page below. A member of our team will check your eligibility and you will then be sent a link to complete an online application with Specialisterne Australia. After you have completed your application, you will be sent a link to the candidate portal to upload supporting documents and apply for our jobs.
If you have already registered as an eligible candidate with Specialisterne Australia using the form below, you can login to your account in the candidate portal to apply for the jobs or opportunities you are most interested in. A link to the candidate portal is contained in the form provided on this page below.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a 1-day practical screening workshop where they will find out more about the roles and undertake activities and assessments to determine their suitability for the various opportunities.
At the conclusion of the Talent Program activities, successful candidates will be offered employment. If you are unsuccessful, you may be considered for other Specialisterne opportunities.
Activities will be delivered in-person and online in a virtual assessment centre environment and therefore candidates are expected to have use of their own computer with a webcam and microphone, and have access to the internet in order to participate.
At Specialisterne Australia our values are Respect, Clarity, Accommodation, and Accessibility. We keep these in mind in all that we do. We work with our partner employers to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
To support you further throughout your journey, we provide a mentor and buddy, and we work with you to tailor an individual plan to accommodate your needs in the workplace, also providing a period of support for both you and your future employer, ensuring a successful transition into your new role.
Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.