The underemployment of neurodiverse individuals is a missed opportunity.
CavendishWORKS aims to amplify the employment prospects for all our young people while highlighting the power of neurodiverse thinking to change the world. We pledge to do this by:
Educating employers and wider society about the untapped potential of neurodiverse minds. This will help them see how simple adjustments that lead to more inclusive workplaces in which a greater number of people can thrive.
Shaping the careers programmes in our schools so we start preparing our students earlier for the world of work. Students will benefit from increased practical advice, opportunities and routes to employment that will help focus minds and choices.
Creating a partner network of neurodiverse-friendly employers who will learn and work alongside us to prepare our young people for direct employment in their organisations:
helping us to shape the curriculum and skills that our young people need to be successful
offering our young people meaningful work experience opportunities and internships
contributing to the increased number of neurodiverse people in meaningful, successful and long-term employment.
Structuring our curriculum to complement the academic qualifications that they need to succeed, but also the practical, social and 'soft skills' needed to thrive in the workplace.
Promoting the brilliant young people that we work with, sharing their success stories so they can inspire others.
Educating employers and wider society about the untapped potential of neurodiverse minds. This will help them see how simple adjustments can lead to more inclusive workplaces in which a greater number of people can thrive.
Guaranteeing trailblazing pathways for our young people to achieve success beyond our doors.