Information for autistic students and graduates
On this page you will find employability support and resources to aid with the transition from LJMU to the workplace.
Below is a link to new free course designed specifically for autistic people entitled ‘Employability skills for autistic students and graduates’. This includes 5 sections:
- Knowing yourself and your autism
- Planning your career path
- Sharing your autism with others
- Asking for reasonable adjustments
- Preparing for interviews
You can complete some or all sections, depending on which parts you would like to learn more about. The course is hosted by Udemy and requires people to register for an account to access (but this is easy to do and only takes one minute).
Other online resources can be found in Careers Zone 24/7 – these include a job board, interactive tools, e-learning courses and much more!
One-to-one careers and employability meetings
You may be wondering what to expect from your meeting with us. To find out more, download our autism-friendly guide to careers and employability meetings and watch Jack and Maia reflecting on their experience of a one-to-one.
Do you want to hear about the experiences of autistic graduates? Watch these video clips to learn more about what helped these individuals to successfully progress from university to employment or further study…
Mike, an award-winning entrepreneur and director of two businesses, describes his experiences of having several different careers, being self-employed and obtaining support from the LJMU entrepreneurial team (now called the Start-Up Hub). Download transcript.
Arrun talks about his positive experiences of teaching English in Japan, before returning to the UK to embark on a PhD. Arrun also describes his strategies for success in the recruitment process and in looking after your mental health. Download transcript.
Isaac shares his experiences of successfully obtaining graduate employment and how he received support from his university careers service. Download transcript.
Julie, autistic corporate solicitor, speaks about her tips for success when it comes to job interviews. Download transcript.
Jack, a final year Education Studies and Inclusion student, talks about his diagnosis and how he has gained a range of work experience during his time at LJMU. Download transcript.
Organisations which support autistic individuals
Following consultation with autistic students here at LJMU, we have started to create a range of information and resources specifically for autistic students and graduates, to help you consider your career options, identify autism-friendly employers and articulate your strengths as well as any needs during the recruitment process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Keren Coney, Careers & Employability Consultant with a specialism in supporting autistic people: email@example.com