This Employers’ Toolkit was created by a group of project participants and local employers involved with Pentreath as part of the Living Well to Work Project, funded by the European Social Fund. The project participants have diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome and have lived experience of job hunting in Cornwall. We hope the experience and knowledge gained from this year long project will aid local employers who wish to employ an exciting and diverse workforce by utilising the ‘toolkit’ to inform and guide them in the recruitment process.
In the UK, around 1 in 100 people live with traits of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and only 16% are in work. We know that individuals living with Autism and Asperger’s diagnoses have much to offer employers as they will form a more diverse and uniquely skilled workforce. It is hoped that this toolkit will allow local employers access to this excellent resource.
Click on the headings below to read our guidance about how to successfully recruit and employ people who experience Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
If you require any further information on the project, please contact Katherine Nissen on 07519 127724 (firstname.lastname@example.org)