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Meet the team

Our employability team is friendly, approachable and happy to answer any of your questions. Find out more about each of them by reading their one-page profiles.


Charlotte Kupper

Careers Advisor

Charlotte is a Level 6 qualified careers advisor with over 20 years’ experience and is a Registered Careers Development Profession (RCDP). She has worked in secondary schools, sixth forms, further education colleges, and university providing all age guidance.

Charlotte is part of the Autism Exchange team; her role is to enable autistic young people to apply for our work experience placements. This can include developing job-hunting skills, understanding disclosure and workplace adjustments, exploring career direction and different options.

Find out more about Charlotte by reading her one page profile.

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Felicity Carter

Programme Manager

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Felicity is a Programme Manager for Employ Autism. She manages a team to deliver information advice and guidance to autistic young people applying for a work experience placement. Felicity provides information and advice to employers to design their work experience placements, adapt their recruitment process and support employers throughout internships.

Felicity has wide-ranging expertise in project management, customer service and delivering presentations and training.

Find out more about Felicity by reading her one page profile.

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Nicole Curtin

Account Manager - Employ Autism

Nicole started her career in education and respite support for disabled children before moving into the charity sector. She led on strategic development at the charity KEEN London, supporting short breaks activities for disabled children and young people. An experienced facilitator, she has delivered training to hundreds of volunteers on autism understanding and acceptance. Outside of her professional work she volunteers with refugee projects and feels passionately about creating a fairer, more equal society for all. 

Find out more about Nicole by reading her one page profile.

Harry Wendon

Business Engagement Officer

After spending the last 15 years in retail management, Harry made the decision to join Ambitious about Autism, working within the Employ Autism team, Utilising all of his experience to connect and build relationships with employers that share his passion and drive to get Autistic people into work.

Harry has a wide range of expertise in Operational management, People & Project management, and Recruitment. And with a history of living and working with Autistic people, Harry knows firsthand how much of a positive impact Autistic people can have in both your private and professional life.

Find out more about Harry by reading his one page profile.

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Melissa Roper


Melissa is an Administrator for the Employ Autism programme; she is also often the first point of contact for young people looking to apply for opportunities through the Employ Autism programme.

Through her previous job and volunteer roles Melissa has experience supporting autistic children, young people, and adults in various aspects of their lives. She is committed to providing professional and personalised support and customer service.

Find out more about Melissa by reading her one page profile.

Jade Fuller

Jade Fuller

Programme Manager

Jade has worked for more than 10 years with business and education to help prepare young people for their future careers. Building on this experience Jade is now working across the country to establish and deliver the Employ Autism programme, bringing together employers and partners from education, local authorities and support agencies to ensure autistic people can access paid work experience.

Find out more about Jade by reading her one page profile.

Nik Tourani

Nik Tourani

Information, Advice and Guidance Officer

Nik has multiple years of experience working with autistic young people as an educator, clinician, and advocate across various institutional settings in the United States and Mexico, as well as recently completing his M.A. degree at SOAS University of London.

He is part of the Employ Autism team, working to support autistic young people throughout the process of applying for work experience placements, identifying workplace adjustments, and making pre- and post-placement preparations. He feels passionate about contributing to the creation of a fairer and more inclusive employment landscape.

Outside of his professional work, Nik is passionate about languages, travel, and immigration-related causes.

Find out more about Nik by reading his one page profile.