Today Microsoft UK announced the rollout of a new pilot programme focused on hiring people with neurodiverse conditions, including Autism or Asperger’s syndrome, for full-time UK based Microsoft positions. Microsoft UK will initially be hiring for 10 roles.
The UK programme will be modelled on the program that has been piloted in Microsoft head office in Redmond. Since last summer, Microsoft has hired 11 new employees who have autism in the United States. In the program, participants experience a unique interview process, where the ‘interview’ is structured as a multi-week academy to help put job candidates at ease and allow them to more fully demonstrate their skills.