Webinar – 4 October 2022 – Neurodivergent opportunities

October’s regularly monthly ALAG / Autism hub meeting was different. This was a chance for audience members to ask question from three corporate representatives. Each of the three representatives talked about employment opportunities for neurodivergent people. The Take-Two gaming company; Google and Mastercard all offering opportunties for people with autism, with technology being a common theme.

Questions from the audience of 50 were insightful. Commons themes were wording CVs, skills and experience. Overall this was a positive evening with an emphasis career development for people with autism – in the broader context of diversity and workplace opportunities.

An interest range of opinions emerged on maximising existing personal connections compared with entry into a new workplace based on merit. For me another interesting question was the abilities or skills that employers might spot in a potential recruit, which they could not spot themselves.

There were two take away points summed up the evening:

  • Just be yourself
  • Focus on the one thing that you are good at. 

Useful post event links, to follow on from the interactive, upbeat and thoroughly enjoyable event:

Google career certificates

Other free Google live trainings Google sessions you can join

Jobs: https://careers.google.com/

From Take Two, one of the three corporate representatives at the event.

2K Careers: https://boards.greenhouse.io/2k

And here’s a deeper look into the London office of Take-two:


Mastercard careers: https://mastercard.jobs

Nick Stone, Autism Hub peer support facilitator & ALAG member, 6 October 2022

We are delighted to be funded by Camden Council & Islington Council.

Camden Council Islington Council London Community Response Fund
Camden Giving Cloudesley Asperger London Area Group

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