People with autism have valuable skills that can be transferred to the work place.
Everyone has a different skills set with different strengths and attributes and these can be focused upon, to help the job seeking process.
- Aylesbury JobCentre Plus
- High Wycombe JobCentre Plus
- Chesham JobCentre Plus
- Jobs and Careers South Bucks
- Careers guidance for adults
- National careers service
Back2Base help people with learning difficulties, mental health issues and disabilities find paid employment. We believe that with the right support everyone can have a paid job.
We work with you to identify your skills and help you find suitable employment. We can also support you and your colleagues when you are working.
- Individual focus – identifying aspirations and talents/skills
- Long-term commitment – ongoing support at work
- Adaptable support – your needs are considered
- Social inclusion – you will be fully integrated with your colleagues
- Community employers – jobs with ordinary employers
- Worthwhile jobs – jobs are real and valued by the company
- Terms of employment – equal wages, working conditions, promotion possibilities and general terms of employment.
Further information can be found on the Care Advice Bucks website. Alternatively you can email email@example.com or call 07932 742267
Apprenticeships are available for people up to the age of 25 years
National site: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide
Bucks Adult Learning: http://www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk/page.aspx?pageid=59
Community Impact Bucks
Have a number of volunteer opportunities
Contact 03001111250 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vana Trust Farm
We offer a small friendly environment where individuals are given a range of activities to encourage their development. Programs are tailored to meet individual needs. This is a work based family horticultural experience. Contact 01844 237146 or email for info at email@example.com
Sunnyside Rural Trust
Sunnyside Rural Trust have three sites in Berkhamsted, Northchurch and Hemel Hempstead offer trainees work experience in various aspects of horticulture including planting, potting on, digging & site maintenance as well as in practical activities such as working with willow. Trainees aged 16+, spend 1-5 days a week in supported placements to achieve their set goals and objectives.
Contact 01442 863364 website http://www.sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk/about-us/
Volunteer hub for people who have a bit of time to help others. Volunteers can earn time credits to use on activities available locally or nationwide (for example entrance to the Tower of London). Contact Community Impact Bucks on 0300 111 250. You can also visit the website which is constantly being updated, https://tmiecredits.com/
Buckinghamshire Trading Standards has volunteering opportunities to suit all ages from 13 years upwards.
Contact Chris Holden 01296 382782 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The WORKAID Hub
The WORKAID Hub is a supported workshop experience for people with learning disabilities. We are also autism friendly and TEACCH trained. The attendees undertake a wide variety of jobs for the main WORKAID Workshop. Many practical skills are learnt on the jobs and soft skills such as team work, pride in the job done, making friends and working to a correct standard build confidence for the future. The Hub is open 10 till 3.30 on Mondays and Tuesdays.