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Paid work experience

Paid work experience

Our well-established programme offers young autistic people aged 16-25 the chance to prove themselves in the workplace. It also equips employers and careers advisers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work successfully with autistic young people.

Since being established 2015 in partnership with the Civil Service, our programme led by our employment team has achieved successful placements in many companies and provided tailored careers advice and support – before, during and after each work placement for its interns. 

In addition to the partnership with the Civil Service, our programme has a number of strategic partners including; the Association of Colleges, Autistica, Natspec, Business Disability Forum, Careers Development Institute, UK Youth and Deutsche Bank. Furthermore, the success of the programme has been noted by achieving the Extending Reach award at RIDI (Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative) 2016. 

Watch our work experience programme video to find out more about the programme!