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How to Use Neurodiversity as a Strength

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer  Neurodiversity is the concept that people’s brains can be ‘wired’ differently.  There is growing awareness that this can be advantageous in the workplace. If you see yourself as neurodiverse the following steps can help with this: Step 1: How does neurodiversity affect you?  Every person’s experience of neurodiversity …

How to prepare for virtual assessment centres

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer As part of their response to the COVID-19 situation, many graduate employers have moved their recruitment activities more online, including assessment centres. Online (otherwise known as ‘virtual’) assessment centres involve completing a series of activities virtually where the employer will assess your performance against their criteria. These activities …

Graduates With Autism Making a Difference in SMEs

By Henry Pynegar, General Manager of Power Vigilance Power Vigilance is a fast-growing Nottingham based business who have offered a range of work experience roles to students in recent years. Here they talk about their experience of hiring two graduates with autism, the adjustments they have made as a business to accommodate individual needs and …