Careers

We're not just one of the world's top employers of autistic professionals,
we offer career growth opportunities for everyone, including you.
Remote-friendly, flexible opportunities

Technology careers for autistic professionals and more

Explore a rewarding career as an IT consultant working for our innovative clients or join our operations teams to help grow our mission.

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Is working at auticon right for you?

All of our IT consultants are on the autism spectrum

Our IT consultants are all on the autism spectrum and typically have a formal diagnosis. As an auticon employee, you would perform your job remotely or in the client’s office with the support of an auticon job coach.

Our operations teams are open to anyone

Our operations teams include leadership positions, job coaches, sales, human resources, and more. Since neurodiversity is important to us, neurodivergent candidates are encouraged to apply.

auticon is a supportive environment

auticon provides an inclusive work environment, supportive job coaches, and a low stress job interview process. We offer flexible work schedules, competitive pay, and an autism-friendly workplace.

"Autism is only part of who I am."

Every autistic person and their autistic traits are unique. The truth is, autism has no “look” or even one set of traits, strengths, or struggles. At auticon, our team members have broad and diverse interests – including as technology experts – and we are respected for it.

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More than a job

We know that your personal autonomy is important, so we provide benefits to help you thrive at work and at home. Each of our global offices provides a competitive benefits package that may include: flexible work schedule, competitive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid vacation, holidays and retirement investments. 

We provide resources and guidance to help you prioritize your mental health, so you can maintain a long and healthy career at auticon.

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How we support you

auticon’s consultants and clients are supported by our job coaches who ensure that the consultants’ work environments enable them to deliver to their full professional potential. Our  job coaches promote inclusion and wellbeing and are integral to making sure our consultants feel supported in their assignments.

Our Job Coaches typically have a background in clinical psychology, performance coaching, managing anxiety disorders, special education, and vocational rehabilitation.

"We're not giving our consultants synthetic jobs constructed for autistic people. These are real jobs that come with good salaries and good benefits." - Patrick, Consulting Director

Our hiring process

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at auticon UK and that starts with our recruitment process, which has been designed to make our autistic candidates feel comfortable that they can be their authentic selves.  We work together with the applicant throughout our 4-step recruitment framework to make sure it is working for them.  Our aim is that they are able to demonstrate their skills and capabilities and that they feel like the process itself has been a positive experience.  Our recruitment process is a vital part of the initial work we do with consultants to understand what support we can give then to enable them to succeed at work.  Understanding their individuality helps us place them in work environments suited to their strengths and informs us as to the adjustments that employers may need to make to ensure the consultant thrives. 

Step 1 - A short application form on our careers page.

You will be asked to upload a CV and answer some quick questions about how you learned about auticon, your working preferences, your right to work in the UK and if you have a formal autism diagnosis.   This is our first check to ensure you have relevant qualifications / experience and if you meet our criteria as a social enterprise. 

Step 2 – Cognitive and Technical Skills Assessments  

We need to determine proficiency with different tools and skills in order to match them to our client requirements.   For this we conduct cognitive and technical assessments which are carried out virtually. These are not “tests” but a means of evaluating talent in various domains. These assessments help us further understand strengths and support needs to optimise future work environments and projects for our employees.  

Step 3 – Virtual conversations 

This step is as much for the applicant as it is for us.  auticon’s success is only possible when our consultants feel understood and supported.  Applicants will have informal virtual conversations with our technical and job-coach team members, who all have many years of experience working in the autism community. Their goal is to learn who you are, what you are passionate about, and the type of environment you need to thrive.  They are also ready to answer questions you may have about auticon and our support model.  We use these conversations to better understand applicants’ technical skills, strengths, reasonable adjustments and what supports they may benefit from if they join our team.    

Step 4 –In-person Conversations:  

Most of our recruitment process is virtual but we feel it is important to meet in person before starting to work together. This is an opportunity to meet the broader auticon team at one of our office locations and discuss any outstanding questions you may have.   Our operations team will also provide some more practical details on starting employment with auticon.  

Once candidates have completed the process our team will provide feedback. If successful we will then begin the process of identifying consultancy opportunities with our clients. Our job is to find the perfect match, sometimes this is immediate and sometimes it can take time, however auticon encourages consultants to take advantage of this time to continue development and can advise on good resources for upskilling.   

auticon is more than a job – it’s a community.    

Who works at auticon? "We do!"

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The beginner

Stefan was diagnosed as autistic as a child and received a lot of support from his parents. He went to an inclusive elementary school, and even though there was some teasing, there was a cohesion among the kids. Stefan has not experienced the bullying that some colleagues at auticon experienced during their school years. He only had negative experiences at high school: there were often misunderstandings and he had difficulties because of the loud, sometimes very aggressive teenagers in his class. During his education and later in job interviews he often felt unfair and badly evaluated, but he didn’t know what the problem was and how to change it. Then he read about auticon in a magazine and applied there. He started only four weeks ago and was assigned to a tandem project with a mentor who is also autistic. He can contribute his expertise well and learns something new every day.

“At auticon, I don’t have to constantly explain what I can do and why I am the way I am. Working in a team at the client is pleasant, because everyone knows that we are autistic, and my job coach supports me in my development. This gives me a lot of peace of mind and security and is simply a very good start to my career.”

The Junior Consultant

Hanna’s passion is programming. She showed her family her first JavaScript programming at the age of 8: a browser-based memory game, with which she impressed her classmates, who otherwise found her very quiet and a bit strange. Hanna herself noticed that there were differences between her and the other kids, but she didn’t mind. After graduating from high school, she took a test at her parents’ request and was diagnosed as autistic. This explained a lot to her and helps her avoid stressful situations. She dropped out of her studies in computer science and software development because she was overwhelmed with planning her assignments. She found college life chaotic, unstructured, and very stressful, and didn’t think a degree was relevant because it didn’t say anything about her actual skills as a programmer. However, the employers she then applied to saw it differently: she didn’t find a job until her parents urged her to apply to auticon.

“I had heard of auticon, but thought the projects were low-level technical. I was wrong! I work on exciting projects, am challenged and encouraged, and can hand off strenuous organizational things or do them together with my project manager and job coach.”

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The Senior Consultant

Tina is 46 years old and a real autodidact when it comes to programming. Therefore, she became an independent software developer right away after he dropped out of his studies in physics. Before she came to auticon, Tina was 15 years self-employed. During this time, she got to know a lot of different companies and people. However, she also was working till he was very exhausted and suffered from several burnouts. About 2 years ago, Tina was diagnosed as autistic. This diagnosis made her overthink different aspects of her life, also including her profession. Together with her husband she decided to quit self-employment and apply for a position at auticon. Tina has a trustful relationship with her Job Coach and appreciates his help in structuring her working day.

“Since my first contact during the application process, I really feel comfortable in working at auticon. At the beginning it was unfamiliar for me to work in a real company. Meanwhile, I was introduced to everything, and I highly appreciate the working environment. In my current project I am also taking on the role of a mentor and so I am sharing my knowledge with a new colleague.”

The university graduate

Frederic has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a completed master’s degree in data science, with a minor in software engineering. During the course of his studies, he was diagnosed as autistic and is grateful for it, as he now better understands why he found the large lecture halls at university so stressful. Frederic has had two different jobs in IT, but was terminated both times without being told why. This pretty much demotivated him in terms of his professional future. It was only when his sister told him about auticon that he could bring himself to send out another application. With success: In the meantime Frederic has been part of the auticon team for 1 ½ years and works permanently in projects for software development. His project manager drew his attention to the topic of test automation, and he is currently undergoing further training in this direction and will soon be deployed in a corresponding project.

“It’s good that my path has led me to auticon! I appreciate the honesty of my colleagues and that I am allowed to be who I am. I especially like the exchange with other autistic people on professional as well as personal topics. And I can continue my education, currently in test automation. I’m looking forward to implementing this with a customer soon.”

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The mentor

Andrew is fascinated by puzzles, read detective stories as a child and is now writing his own thriller. The protagonist is a detective who – like Andrew himself – was diagnosed with autism at the age of 30 and who thinks particularly logically and analytically. Andrew is proud to be autistic and to be able to do things better than others. The idea behind auticon to put autistic people on an equal footing professionally is exactly in line with his attitude, and that’s why he wants to support auticon, even though he could achieve more professionally. He is an excellent solution architect who worked in IT companies for 12 years before auticon and got along there because he “masked” himself. It is important to him that he does not have to do that at auticon and with the customers and that he can pass on his experience to younger autistic people, which is why he stays at auticon. He also enjoys the projects and the internal workshops and discussions with management, through which he can also contribute to auticon’s further development.

“auticon is important for society and a lifeline for many autistic people. I support that. And I am a solution architect with heart and soul. Although I already have a very broad technical know-how and a lot of experience, I can still develop further in my customer projects at auticon.”

Share your story

We would love to hear from you. If you don’t have a CV or didn’t see a job opening that is right for you – you’re welcome to use the form on the right to contact us. Upload a video or MP3 file,  share your story and be creative. We understand that there are non-traditional ways to apply for a job and now is your chance. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Upload your personal video or audio message (max. 20 MB / MP4 / MOV / MP3 / FLAC / AIFF )

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    Consultant Spotlight

    At University, Sarah felt understood and supported. However, after finishing her Ph.D., she found it hard to find a job; “Much of it was down to not knowing how to transfer my skills from my degree into a workplace setting. Job adverts for entry-level jobs were often worded in a way that asked for several years of experience as a requirement.”

    Her pre-diagnosis experience had been draining; “I was in a job which required me to mask all day long, learning a script to cope with all the communications and interactions, and suppressing my sensory needs. It eventually led to burnout and having to leave the job.”

    The adjustments Sarah now has in the workplace greatly increased her energy levels and reduced her anxiety, allowing her to be happier, cope with daily life tasks, and enjoy her free time. Working with auticon’s job coaches has helped Sarah develop coping mechanisms and identify her anxiety and potential burnout behaviors. The accepting community at auticon is also a significant factor, as it frees her from having to mask.

    “I would also add that working in this understanding and supportive climate has helped me with my confidence and assertiveness,” She adds.

    Employment changes lives

    Most of our autistic team members are hired out of 2 years of unemployment and the value that a career adds to their life is significant. Our belief is that long-term employment can improve the lives of autistic adults, creating personal autonomy, enhanced job skills, and increased personal confidence.

    By asking annual survey questions of our autistic consultants, we measure how our efforts have collectively contributed to sustainable change. Evidence shows that our employees experience significant improvements in self esteem, autonomy, and the development of valuable new professional skills.

    Improved quality of life87%
    Feel supported at work92%
    Feel more confident79%
    Feel they can be their authentic self at work82%

    Frequently asked questions

    Who are some of auticon's clients?

    Globally, our clients include many companies you have probably heard of, such as Deloitte, Disney, UBS, Zurich, and more. In the UK, clients include KPMG, NatWest, Scottish Government, Deloitte and more. When working at auticon, your may perform work for one client, or many.

    How much do employees get paid?

    Employees are paid based on the job performed. For example, a “software engineer” is paid a competitive wage – based on your skills and experience – and competitive with other software engineers in your market. It’s a professional salary with medical benefits, paid vacation and holiday time, and more.

    Does auticon provide training?

    In some cases, there are training opportunities for individuals with experience who are wanting to upskill, earn micro degrees, or complete training that is requested by our clients. We do not provide training to job applicants without prior experience.

    Is auticon a non profit charity?

    No. auticon is a for profit private business. We hire autistic professionals as technology consultants and assign them work projects to support and improve our client’s technology platforms.

    Does auticon employ people who are not autistic or neurodivergent?

    All our technology consultants are on the autism spectrum. An autism spectrum diagnosis is essential to work as an auticon consultant. However, careers working as a member of our operations teams are open to autistic as well as non-autistic applicants. These jobs include executive leadership, human resources, recruiters, marketing, finance and more.

    Do you offer remote or work from home careers?

    Yes. During the pandemic we are all working remote. In the future, some may return to work at auticon offices or in client offices, while others may remain working from home. Each job is unique and it is best to be clear about your preference when applying.

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