We help adults across the East Midlands who have a formal diagnosis of autism.

We do this by offering:

  • Employability support - to help people find jobs or volunteer roles. We help create CVs and cover letters and find work placed experience with employers.
  • Intensive support – breaking down barriers to employment so that people can find work.
  • In-work support – to help people stay in work. We want you find a job you will love, not just any job.

We draw on our experience working with job centres, other education or health providers, and employers to enable people achieve their goals.

The employment team also support our day service users to reach their employment goals.

If you think you could benefit from our services, please complete our Referral Form and return it by email to: employment@aem.org.uk

For further information, please contact us on 01909 506 678 or email our team at employment@aem.org.uk.

Rachel volunteer work

The Employment Team assisted me in getting a work experience opportunity at Bassetlaw Hospital. I was able to use this opportunity to work out what I wanted in my career. I realised then that what I really wanted to do was work in the computer game industry and the coaches helped me to find roles in this area.

I was also assisted to tailor my CV to show my strengths and knowledge as well as interview techniques which led to me getting a position as a games’ tester. I feel like this is an area I will continue to progress in and I'm grateful to the employment coaches for all of their help.

Alasdair Sydes, computer games' tester

We are a global agri-food manufacturer with a positive attitude towards supporting those at risk of social exclusion. We have been working with Autism East Midlands which has a positive ability to candidate-match their client’s needs to ours. They also ensure suitable and ongoing encouragement is in situ for the employer and client post placement. We have benefited tremendously from the support offered by Autism East Midlands which has enabled us to fulfil a functional gap, helping us progress further in embracing diversity.

Deborah Stephenson, Human Resources Officer at Cerealto Siro Foods