The Auticon recruitment process begins with the applicant sending in a formal application including a CV, cover letter and a confirmation of their autism spectrum diagnosis wherever possible. At this point, applicants are asked to self-assess their ICT knowledge via a questionnaire. If the candidate meets the criteria as described here, they are invited to take part in our in-house skills assessment.
Show us your strengths
The skills assessment has been developed in partnership with researchers of Freie Universität Berlin and a group of autistic self-advocates. It is aimed at appraising the applicants’ aptitude for working as an Auticon Consultant. Based on the results of the skills assessment, successful applicants are invited to an informal chat and/or to take part in an Auticon Preparation Workshop.
Get to know the team
The Preparation Workshop takes 3 days and includes various soft skills workshops and technical or cognitive tasks. During this phase applicants work independently as well as in small groups with other candidates, generally preparing for future project placements. This part of the recruitment process is aimed at promoting the skills to succeed in mainstream work environments, manage potential stress and anxiety and to develop strategies to channel individual strengths in a focussed manner.
Please note that this is a guideline only and that the order or content of individual stages may change in exceptional circumstances.
Once an initial project placement has been secured for the candidate, Auticon issues an employment contract and the applicant becomes an Auticon employee. Even though Auticon Consultants work with external clients on a project basis, they are on Auticon’s permanent payroll and receive a continuous salary, regardless of whether they are currently in a project placement or not.
The amount of time between the recruitment process and the first project placement depends on the candidate’s individual strengths, needs, as well as client demand.