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Employment Support

Our employment support is designed for autistic adults who are looking to enter the employment market within the next 18 months. The programme is designed to fit around the individual’s strengths, needs and aspirations to ensure every person who enters the programme is not only closer to the job market but more confident and independent when they leave it.


  • We run a bi-weekly job club to offer additional support with job searching and applying for both paid and voluntary work in Bedford on Thursdays
  • You will have access to confidential 1:1 support during your meetings
  • You will be provided with your own assessment plan and action points which will be renewed each time we see you
  • We will work with you in a variety of ways to ensure your needs are meet, which includes discussions and the observation of practical tasks
  • We run various employability courses throughout the year and you will be given the opportunity to attend one of these courses

What you will learn 

We will help you develop the skills and confidence you need on your path to employment.

We will do this by:

  • Searching for a job
  • Help in completing an application
  • Writing a CV
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Preparing for an interview
  • How to communicate effectively with work Colleagues


“It has been such a relief to finally get some genuinely helpful employment support. It is nice to finally have someone not only understand my situation but understand my Aspergers and how this affects me in day to day life, I feel actually valued for once. It has made me feel a lot more optimistic about the chances of me getting a job as well as about my future in general. It doesn’t feel like such a lonely battle now as I have help in finding jobs and working out my career options, I also feel I have a lot more confidence in writing covering letters and application forms because of always having the knowledge that I have someone who will help, reassure and back me up.”

“Autism Bedfordshire’s employment service has helped me build my confidence and supported me in my ongoing search for employment. With their support I have found a suitable volunteering role that has given me an insight into the working environment while I look for employment. I am very grateful for the help I have been given and I feel their advice will serve me greatly in any future role I do.”

Further Information 


Telephone: 01234 350704

This project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharna Raine
Contact Position
Adult Services Director