What we offer

The BG Futures: Careers, Employability and Enterprise team are here to support you throughout your time at BGU and beyond to make informed, supported, and successful transitions into work, further study, self-employment, or any other route you wish to progress onto after finishing your studies.

We understand that all autistic people are individuals with unique support requirements, that’s why we provide 1:1 career information, advice and guidance bespoke to your needs. This could be anything from support with applying for jobs, exploring your skills and potential areas for development, or routes into possible careers. We can also support you with conversations such as disclosing your autism to employers and provide you with a safe and impartial environment to consider your options.

If you’d like to book a 1:1 careers or enterprise appointment one of our advisors, or if you’d like to work with us to create a programme of support for you, you can:

  • Visit this link and log in with your student details.
  • You can also book via the BG Futures area on the student portal: just click the purple ‘BGFutures’ tile, then the ‘BGFutures Online’ tile, you will be auto-logged in to our booking system where you can select an appointment at a time and a format that works for you.
  • You can call us on 01522 583900
  • Or you can reach us via email at bgfutures@bishopg.ac.uk

Useful Links and Resources

Below are some links you may find useful.

Ambitious about Autism have a number of resources and opportunities for people with autism, including work experience and supported internship opportunities.

The National Autistic Society provide some expert guidance on seeking work, including this video with top tips on disclosing your diagnosis to employers.

Living Autism provide a suite of employability support, which includes their autism placement support service.

Exceptional Individuals offer employment support to individuals with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, and Autism, including free 1:1 coaching.

Employ-Ability is a not-for-profit organisation which provides advice for students and graduates with disabilities. Employ-Ability also runs a wide range of internships and graduate schemes on behalf of many employers in a range of areas.

MyPlus Students' Club offer extensive free resources and guidance, including templates for disclosure and guides on requesting adjustments.

Scope offer a free Support to Work: employment support programme. You can access bespoke job seeking and in work support.

Auticon are a business analytics, test automation, data governance, and complex software development consultancy company. All their consultants are on the autism spectrum due to the unique cognitive strengths they bring to the business. You can keep an eye on their recruitment opportunities here.

Remploy are the only employment support provider in Britain operating major programmes across England, Wales, and Scotland. They have extensive resources on finding work and getting support in work.

Evenbreak is the UK’s most accessible job board, with the aim to match disabled candidates with inclusive employers. You can search for jobs on Evenbreak here.

The Disability Confident employer scheme encourages employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people. You can see which businesses have signed up to the scheme here.

Access to Work is a government-led scheme that provides reasonable adjustment support to those in the workplace. You’ll be offered support based on your needs, which may include a grant to help cover the costs of travel to and from work or practical support in the workplace. You can read more on the scheme here.