University of Greenwich launched a new employability programme to enable autistic students and recent graduates to access paid internships and tailored careers support and advice.
Having autism can make it harder to find full-time work after you leave university, so they are working with employers as a part of the nationwide Higher Education Network programme with Santander Universities UK and the charity Ambitious about Autism, to support their students.
Since launching Employ Autism, university staff and employers have undergone specialist training to deliver meaningful and sustainable employment experiences so that students with autism can thrive in the workplace.
“We’re really looking forward to working with our autistic students to match their talents to autism-confident employers who can support their needs and allow them thrive in the workplace.”
Marie Davies, Head of Alumni and Development
Internships now available
Prospective applicants can apply for internships through Employ Autism – each one will last up to 8 weeks, and will take place in Summer 2021.
Internships are available at organisations including, the Rail Delivery Group, LawDeb, and Coachbright. All opportunities can be found via the Careers Hub. Any questions about the roles, can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Autistic students and graduates are among our brightest talents and yet too many face a much more challenging path into long-term employment than their neurotypical peers.”
Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism.
Santander and Ambitious about Autism’s Employ Autism Higher Education Network programme will bring together the higher education sector and employers to create further lasting employment opportunities for autistic young people across the UK.
For more information visit Ambitious about Autism.